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November 4, 2016 View email in browser

Fly the W (and the confetti)

Downtown Chicago transformed into a sea — and a river — of Cubbie blue on Friday, as the city threw a party 108 years in the making. 5 million people attended the parade and rally, according to early estimates from the city. Kyle Schwarber: “This is going to be a lot of fun. The fans deserve it, and we’re happy to celebrate with them.” The parade started from Wrigley Field, then headed south on Lake Shore Dr. to Michigan Ave., before finishing with a rally at Grant Park. One fan not present was Steve Bartman, who said he was “overjoyed” with the World Series win (but didn’t want to be a distraction). And now, Chicago naps.

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They’ve got jokes

“If there were any Cubs fans still alive from the last time they won, those people definitely died in the eighth inning.” Want more Cubs on TV? Tune into SNL tomorrow.

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Lucky hat 

An old, raggedy Angels hat may have been the key to the Cubs winning Game 7. We’ll let Joe Maddon explain. No word if he was wearing the hat when the President called.

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Mementos for loved ones

Green apples for Harry Caray. A World Series flag for Grandma Gallagher and a handwritten note for Grandma Julie. The World Series win was shared with everyone.

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Because even when you can’t be there, we are

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