Guess what? In case you were living under a rock the past week or so, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series and broke a 108-year drought without a title.
With the Cubs winning the title, you knew the late-night talk shows were going to stuff their guest lineups with Cubs and talk of the title win. That began on Monday, with appearances by Cubs players on Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
First on Fallon, Cubs players had a bit of fun with the infamous Steve Bartman, who now owes Chicago NOTHING (like he ever really did to begin with). Rumors of a first-pitch offer for opening day next season have surfaced and World Series MVP Ben Zobrist, Anthony Rizzo and Dexter Fowler had some fun with that:
Fowler had the line of the interview, stating that, “it would only be right if Moises Alou was there to catch the ball.”
On the opposite coast, it was heartthrob Kris Bryant putting on a show for Jimmy Kimmel. He also got the honor to meet Kimmel’s latest “15 minutes of fame” guy, the crying Cubs fan, Ryan Slagle.
Bryant and Fallon also joked about what would have happened if Bryant had thrown away the final out of Game 7.
We’re guessing there is going to be much more to come from the Cubs players and perhaps even from the loquacious Joe Madden. Hopefully they go as well as these did, because it was pure late night show gold on Monday night.
After 108 years of waiting, Cubs fans deserve some fun and celebration for as long as they want this offseason.