The Chicago Cubs defied the odds and made history on Wednesday night (er, Thursday morning, if you’re on the East Coast).
Down 3-1 in the best-of-seven World Series, the Cubs rallied with three straight victories, including a nail-biting 8-6 Game 7 win in extra innings to take the national championship. This is the Cubs’ first World Series victory in over 108 years.
The final game of the World Series — which went 10 innings, had a rain delay and saw a Cleveland come back after starting the game down 5-1 — didn’t make Twitter rest easy. In fact, social media users expressed all sorts of emotions, ranging from mild discomfort to heavy anxiety.
All of America right now pic.twitter.com/zM6NzWmaBD— Daniel Patterson (@DLPatterson) November 3, 2016
Some social media users even compared the election to next Tuesday’s election.
Trump could win this so beautifully, only him, big league.— Quentin Hardy (@qhardy) November 3, 2016
Welp. https://t.co/cAVLhJjST4— Jon Passantino (@passantino) November 3, 2016
https://twitter.com/Schneider_CM/status/794035102586048516After the game ended, it was nothing but celebration.
Utah Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, expressed jubilation over making the right call on Wednesday night.
The #Cubs. They won!!! I have to hand it to Cubs fans -- they never gave up on their team, even after 108 years.— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) November 3, 2016
Funny enough, a different Michael Lee actually called the Cubs’ victory years ago, way back in 1993 in his school yearbook.
And the Utah senator wasn’t the only politician who cheered for the Cubbies. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert cheered on Chicago after the team won the series.
Utah is proud of the Cubs! Kudos to the Cubs and Indians on a truly incredible World Series! https://t.co/mj3UX8SWEX— Gov. Gary Herbert (@GovHerbert) November 3, 2016
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, an Illinois native, celebrated the World Series win with her own tweet.
So did President Barack Obama.
It happened: @Cubs win World Series. That's change even this South Sider can believe in. Want to come to the White House before I leave?— President Obama (@POTUS44) November 3, 2016
And Jill Stein.
Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs! Whatever team you support, it's great to see a longtime underdog win after years of hard work. #CubsWin— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) November 3, 2016
Of course, not everyone was happy after the game. Cleveland native LeBron James shared a video with his hometown faithful that they shouldn’t be sad over the results.
Commenters also expressed frustration about the rain delay.
a little rain for 2 teams best known for their droughts #fitting— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 3, 2016
This game will never end. It's gonna be like that dinner party in the Bunuel movie— Nick Riccardi (@NickRiccardi) November 3, 2016
All in all, it seemed Twitter was pretty happy about the Cubs’ victory.
Leo won an Oscar, LeBron brought Cleveland a championship, and the Cubs won the World Series all in the same year.— LaVendrick Smith (@LaVendrickS) November 3, 2016
So we CAN have nice things— Tom Weber (@tweber) November 3, 2016
Herb Scribner is a writer for Deseret Digital Media.