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let's go down to the field again. here is ken rosenthal. >> ken: thinks. this was your final game, david. it was an epic game. what was it like to play in this? this? >> a lot of ups and downs. i'm totally exhausted. what a group of winners, a group of resilient winners. these guys never quit. they have answered every challenge all year long. when you want to crumble when the ball these guys fight back and continue to have good at-bats. we used every guy on our team position player-wise. that says a lot about this team. it's been that way all year. we have guys who didn't make the roster who are great players. it's a great organization. i'm so happy for these guys. i'm happy they took me on this journey. >> ken: when you hit the home run, you looked stunned.
it was. floating around the bases. i was trying to focus on the win. came into the game, gave up two runs. so proud of this group. >> ken: how much was your family on your >> i was staying in the moment. when we won him i thought of my wife and kids, what a great journey these guys took me on. i am proud of these guys. >> ken: that's the way to end the interview. you saw the hug from joe maddon
manager ever to win a world championship. the other one, frank chance, player-manager in '07 and '08. kevin burkhardt, down to you. >> kevin: okay, joe buck. thank you very much. this clubhouse is fired up and ready to go. the commissioner rob manfred is here. we have the commissioners trophy. tom ricketts, the owner and executive manager, joe maddon, the manager. we have some hardware to present. >> it's an honor to present the world series trophy. this one is historic. your fans waited 108 years and you delivered in style with a an amazing comeback.
>> kevin: what does it feel like to hold this? >> it's incredible. thinking about so many millions of people giving so much love and support to this team for so many years. finally paying it back. it's all for the fans. i give all the credit to the players. joe and his great coaching staff. everything for the business in the ne we are happy. >> kevin: now you can officially say the cubs are world series champs. how does it sound? >> cubs are world series champions! i pretty good. >> kevin: go enjoy it. let's bring in theo. congratulations.
i have to know. you are watching this in the stands. what are you thinking? how are you surviving this heart attack game? >> one of the best games of all time. it's unbelievable. what a testament to our players. we gave up the lead and then during the rain delay, room. they were gathered around saying this is only going to make it sweeter. let's grind. they went out and had an unbelievable inning. got to congratulate the cleveland indians, chris antonetti, mike chernoff, terry francona. great organization. phenomenal year. what a battle. our fans to serve this. our players deserve this. chicago cubs are world champions. >> kevin: what do you think chicago is like? >> i can't wait to go back. our fans deserve it so much, all
people. ernie banks, ron santo. bringing the trophy home to you guys. it's been a century in the making. nobody deserves it more than the cubs players, cubs player, cubs organization. coaches, staff, unbelievable. >> kevin: congratulations. enjoy it. joe, come on in here. joe maddon, the manager. that looks good. how does it feel? >> it's your baby. it's your first baby. it's pretty incredible standing here among our guys. this is why this has all happened. a tough game, obviously. we regrouped during the rain delay and this group never quits. give our guys all the credit in the world. phenomenal bunch of
guys, staring at you ready to party, what are you most proud about? >> we never quits. i'm proud of the attitude, the culture we've created. it's something that carries for many years to come. not having won a world series trophy in 108 years. this is a breakthrough year. >> emotionally, how do you hang in the game? >> you've got to try. everything was until davis hit the home run and then all of a sudden, you have to go to plan b, c, d. our guys were there all the time. conversation was great. incredible to be part of the moment. >> kevin: when do you think it will settle in? cubs have won the world series.
back down south pretty soon. i will take it all in. we have the praise coming up and all that. it will hit me then. i want to congratulate tito and the indians. i have so much respect for them. great serious, great season for them. i want to make sure i put that out there. >> kevin: wonderful. congratulations to you. okay, joe maddon. valuable player trophy presented by chevrolet. let's bring in the commissioner again. >> this year's most valuable player in the world series is ben zobrist. you had a great series. as everyone remembers, a crucial hit tonight. there's a piece of hardware for you. >> kevin: you've done this a couple years in a row. it's pretty hard to do. what that feel like? >> it's unbelievable. i can't put it into words.
through all year long. leading we are the best team. the ups and downs, having to fight through things. it's an unbelievable team to be a part of. every guy roots for each other, takes care of each other, picks each other up. that's what we did during the rain delay. >> kevin: you have the game-winning hit, you had two strikes, a defensive swing trying to stay alive. how do you calm yourself in that moment? >> i know he throws a hard cutter. i was battling. had swung on to strikes and barely hung in there in the at-bat. fortunately he put one close enough to the plate where i could slap it down the line. i never would have been in that situation if he wasn't such a good player. >> kevin: we have a surprise for you. we have the vice president for chevrolet. >> congratulations.
i want to say on behalf of chevrolet, our 3100 chevy dealers across the country and kids who play chevy youth baseball, we want to honor you with the 50th anniversary chevy camaro on the field right now. congratulations. >> wow. thank you. look at that thing. oh, my goodness. unbelievable. i'm going to have to take everybody in a ride. >> kevin: i have a feeling if you drive fat around chicago, you will never have to buy another meal the rest of your life. ben zobrist, most valuable player in the world series. they are celebrating, enjoying this trophy presentation. any other players? anthony rizzo. anthony. do you want to say a word? come on up.
how are you holding it together? >> i don't know. i don't know. it's the best game i've ever been a part of. best game i've ever seen, really. what a team. we started this year as the heavy favorites and we went wire-to-wire all year is investing in in baseball. the indians did one heck of a job. competing with their injuries. this is the best feeling in the world. >> kevin: you are here when this team wasn't very good. you've been here a while and you've seen the transition to this point. what's it like to be on top? >> oh, my god. it's the best feeling in the world. a lot of people had written us
for us to come back 3-1 and went back and finish this in extra innings. it's the best rain delay of all-time. world champions. >> kevin: congratulations. anthony rizzo and the chicago cubs are world series champions. unbelievable. that's it from the clubhouse. let's go upstairs. >> joe: anthony rizzo suffered a 101 lost season in 2012 at h the cubs. bill murray is hoping to hog the horn. i don't know if the keys are in it. the mvp is ben zobrist. a world champion a year ago with kansas city. tonight in the tent and a big rbi by miguel montero. made it at to run advantage. cubs win by 1. so much to talk about. what a game. every once in a while, the game of baseball gives you a night you will never forget.
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let's say one thing about cleveland before we get too far forward. the young core of the cleveland indians, when healthy, michael brantley, the two starters back in their spots. the young core is going to be in indians team that is to be reckoned with now in the next handful of years. the two i'm going to argue these are two favorites going into next year. cubs are not going anywhere. cleveland and terry francona and all i've been through and injuries, this was an incredible battle. maybe run out of gas moments. both teams are going to be fun to watch not just this year and this postseason but years to come. >> joe: you never know who the hero is going to be. tonight ben zobrist, who really got hot with the bat. the rbi that put the cubs on top and the tenth, his second rbi of this world series. no bigger swing of the bat for a chicago cub then ben zobrist in
>> john: he was the ultimate protector. we talked about the bottom of the lineup not producing and then sporadically they did. for zobrist, making sure rizzo is protected. that's what we saw. the walk and rizzo knew he wasn't going to get pitched too. zobrist came up huge. i thought his bat this whole series was locked down. >> joe: we like to have from the other side. the other side is represented by one francona. standing by now. >> tom: terry francona, your team was down three runs, down to your last four outs. you forced extra innings. the game ended with the tying run on base. describe your emotions about this night and this team. >> that was some kind of game. somebody was going to win. somebody was going to lose. i wish they had lost. i mean, there was a lot of good
from the pitchers. pitchers. corey kluber starting three games. trevor being in his third game. are relievers going to the end. we ask our players to play the game with respect and leave it on the field. that was it. they gave everything they had. i kind of talked about it before the game, what an honor it was. it really is. to group and these people, it was an honor. >> tom: seemed like you had seized momentum and then the rain delay. do you feel like it reset the game? >> you know, i don't think it really -- bryan shaw was out there. of all our guys, he can bounce back probably as good as anybody. i really don't think so. they are a good team and they keep coming at you.
they didn't. but we didn't either. we just ran out of time. you know, it hurts. it hurts because we care so much. but i still want our guys to carry their heads high because they deserve to do that. >> tom: what did you say to your team, either individually or collectively? >> we met for a minute. they know how we feel. i just want to me and the coaches. it's an honor to go through something like this with this group and we don't take it lightly. we appreciate it. we care. i thought they deserved to hear that. >> tom: congratulations on a great season and providing a great night of baseball. >> thinks. it was an honor. >> tom: back to you. >> joe: you can see in the interview why terry francona is
he won in '04 and '07 in boston. he's a leader of men. nice to have him stop by and gracious in the interview with tom verducci. kevin burkhardt, alex rodriguez, frank thomas and pete rose. tonight it's the cubs. they went to the giants in the division series. it took four. they went through the doctors in and they went through the cleveland indians in the world series. it took seven and then some. ten innings. a final of 8-7. a game none of us will ever forget. chicago cubs celebrating tonight here in cleveland. and back in chicago.
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why would they? these cubs fans who invaded cleveland, loud as ever as the cubs have won the world series. that's a phrase no one has gotten to say in a long long time. no more billy goat, no more black cat, none of that but what a night. frank thomas, pete rose, alex rodriguez. i'm kevin burkhardt. cubs have won the world series. unbelievable gain 7. >> john: living in that city, 108 years. >> frank: this team was hungry. they play their butts off. no excuses. they came out. they deserved to be world series champions. >> pete: the best team all year in baseball, capped it off by winning the world series. terrific and seven.
the team comes back and hit the two-run home run off their closer to tie the game in the eighth. they stayed with it. >> alex: i've never been to a world cup. been to some superballs. this was amazing. being here and witnessing. what an incredible night for baseball. remind me why this is the greatest game in the world. how difficult it is we have 66 years of major league baseball experience between us. five championships. >> kevin: hard to get back year after year. >> frank: you can never take it for granted. this is a special moments. this team is very strong. the hunger and desire they showed.
>> kevin: they are not losers anymore. >> alex: we talked about the raw talent. that's obvious. they have talent coming from top to bottom. the grit they showed. a lot of young teams would have rolled over. >> kevin: you look at the adversity, the playoffs. giants push them. second round, dodgers shut the out twice. beat clayton kershaw, they did. here. the closer gives up a home run. i don't know what other adversity you could overcome but they overcame at all. >> frank: that's why they are a great team. they have their backs against the wall more than once. they are resilient. once they got back here to win three games in a row down 3-1, it shows you the grit and
about what chapman did. >> kevin: ended up getting the win. the cubs become the 16 in the history of the game to come back from a 3-1 deficit. unbelievable. stay tuned for your late local news and continuing posting coverage of the world series, turn to fs1 right now as we say congratulations to the cubs. one of their longtime fans, pearl jam front man eddie vedder. ? ? >> ?? someday we'll go all the way ?