Saturday night's NLCS champagne party at Wrigley Field was the culmination of 71 years of frustration for Cubs players and fans.
Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer
First comes the game. Then comes the party. Then comes the really hard part. Cleaning the clubhouse!
Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer
Me to Miguel Montero: "This team really knows how to celebrate." He laughed: "I think we lead the league in that too."
Kyle Hendricks, "the unsung hero" of the National League champions, pitched a textbook Game 6 to propel the Cubs into the Fall Classic.
The Chicago Cubs have opened as heavy favorites (-175) to beat the Cleveland Indians (+155) in the World Series, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.
In comparing the pennant winners position by position, can the Cubs' star power and rotation top the Indians' platoons and pen?
Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer
2016 NL Champions
Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer
Had an interesting exchange with one Cubs fan amid the mayhem after the game. Like he noted, the crowds were pretty tame. Excited, energetic, but restraint-filled reaction from Chicago tonight. A lot of people were simply standing around drinking beers, cheering, singing "Go Cubs Go" on an endless loop, and soaking up a moment that had eluded them and their parents and grandparents for so many years.
Dan Mullen ESPN.com
Now that the NLCS champagne celebration has ended, let this soak in: When the lights come back on at Wrigley, the Chicago Cubs will be taking the field in Game 3 of the World Series.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Mami! I'm the MVP!
From Miguel Montero's grand slam to a final out 71 years in the making, here's a look at the plays that carried Chicago past L.A. in a thrilling NLCS.
Charles Moynihan ESPN
Joe Maddon and the Cubs are headed to the World Series.
The Cubs, the best team during the regular season, have proved themselves worthy of their record in these playoffs and have made their fans believe.
Grown men cried. Strangers hugged. Nobody wanted to leave. Why? The Chicago Cubs are FINALLY going to the promised land. And the moment transcended baseball.
Series forecast: Rizzo's bat looks hot
The postseason didn't begin so well for Anthony Rizzo. That changed dramatically with the three-game winning streak that carried the Cubs to the National League pennant.
Series drought shoe now on other foot
The Cubs have put at least one of their prolonged World Series droughts to rest, that of playing in one. By winning on Saturday night, they extended the Dodgers' own Series misery.
Hendricks shook off slow playoff start
Kyle Hendricks' performance in the Cubs' pennant clincher on Saturday night continued the right-hander's upward trend during this postseason.
No middle ground with these Cubs
When the regular season's best team was hitting during the NL playoffs, it was really hitting. And when it wasn't, it really wasn't.
Cinderella vs. Cinderella in cleats?
Now that the Cubs have reached the World Series for the first time since 1945, they'll try to win it for the first time since 1908. The Indians will try to end the second-longest Series victory drought, most recently winning the world championship in 1948.
Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer
Watch Cubs in their clubhouse after winning the pennant.