It’s a celebration that only happens once every 108 years — and WGN America is making sure you can see every minute of it, no matter where you live.
Friday’s Chicago Cubs victory parade, commemorating their first World Series win since 1908, will air nationwide on WGN America without commercial interruption, the network announced Thursday. The Cubs took the title in Wednesday’s instant-classic Game 7, topping the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 innings.
The whole roster, including World Series MVP Ben Zobrist, will be on hand for the parade down the streets of Chicago. And those streets should be packed with fans, since this is the long-suffering franchise’s first championship in more than a century. (Celebrity Cubs fans like Bill Murray, John Cusack and Eddie Vedder were on hand for the decisive Game 7.)
The Cubs’ big win was a big win for Fox, too: 40 million fans tuned in for Wednesday’s Game 7, making it the most-watched MLB game in 25 years.
A start time for the Cubs victory parade has yet to be announced; WGN America is in 80 million homes nationwide.
Will you tune in to celebrate with the Cubs? Hit the comments and wear your fandom with pride.