See the Exact Moment Hillary Clinton Found Out the Chicago Cubs Were Advancing to the World Series

Source: Nick Merrill/Twitter
Photo: Source: Nick Merrill/Twitter

After a long day on the campaign trail Saturday, Chicago native Hillary Clinton was thrilled to hear some good news: the Cubs were heading to the World Series for the first time in 71 years.

Nick Merrill, the traveling press secretary for the Democratic presidential candidate, tweeted a snap of Clinton uninhibitedly displaying her excitement upon learning the news on her campaign plane.

“That look when you cap off a day on the trail by watching the @Cubs cement their trip to the #WorldSeries,” he captioned the black and white snap.

According to CNN’s Dan Merica, Clinton was viewing the Cubs’ celebrating their first pennant win since 1945 on a phone. He says the former secretary of state attended Cubs games growing up.

Chicago defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0, in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. The baseball team hasn’t won a World Series title since 1908 and hasn’t advanced to the Series since 1945.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Clinton explained that her experience as a New York Senator — and disdain for losing — caused her baseball loyalty to waver.

“When I was a little girl, I quickly caught on that being a Cubs fan was more of a tenet of religious faith than any kind of passing fancy,” she said in a 2014 speech to the Economic Club of Chicago. “Once a Cubs fan, always a Cubs fan.”


However, Clinton explained that she became a Yankees fan because she needed a successful team to “counterbalance the experience of losing every single year.”

“I alternated my affections because it was just too hard only being a Cubs fan. But absolutely a Cubs fan,” she said. “Someday, some day it will happen.”

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