The world has changed quite a bit since the Cubs last won a pennant.
Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the Disco era came and went, and, most importantly, fans can now interact during games via Twitter. Several famous Cubs supporters did just that during the squad's Game 6 victory over the Dodgers on Saturday night.
As a sidenote, though, the tweets during the 1945 pennant run probably would have been fire because they started an outfielder named Peanuts Lowrey.
Saturday night's tweets, like usual, were kicked off by seven-time Pro Bowler Lance Briggs.https://twitter.com/LanceBriggs/status/789982224439357440
It didn't take long for the Cubs to get to Clayton Kershaw, who pitched seven innings of shutout ball in his Game 2 win. They plated two runs in the first, giving the Twitter crowd a reason to weigh in.
Kerrrssshhhhaaaawwwww!! Haha I love it!— Zach Miller (@ZMiller86) October 23, 2016
Unlike past playoff appearances, it only got better from there. Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo both went yard, prompting even the most fervent White Sox fan to give props.
Kyle Hendricks pitched seven-plus innings, and the Cubby faithful recognized his unreal performance.
Hendricks slayed.— John Francis Daley (@JohnFDaley) October 23, 2016
As every Cubs fan knows, though, it's not over till it's over.
There was no drama. Besides a walk in the ninth, the Cubs made it easy on their supporters, and celebratory tweets began to flood timelines.
It's. Done . pic.twitter.com/r75FALBo9W— John Cusack (@johncusack) October 23, 2016
It's happening !!! No more next year baby, meet you in Chicago... Cubs are going to the World Series !!! pic.twitter.com/Gx7yfqN2hj— Jeremy Piven (@jeremypiven) October 23, 2016
Chicago basketball stars Elena Delle Donne and Dwyane Wade gave respect to fellow athletes.
Cubbies congrats on the WORLD SERIES!!! I definitely came back at the right time. #FlyTheW— DWade (@DwyaneWade) October 23, 2016
Even the South Siders put aside their rivalry to congratulate their crosstown foes.
Congrats to the NL Champs pic.twitter.com/sbHuSJjtxX— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) October 23, 2016
Who won tweet of the night, you ask? Got to give it to former Bears cornerback Jerry Azumah, who went full savage.https://twitter.com/JerryAzumah/status/790026019587710976
When your team makes its first World Series in 71 years, savage mode is approved.