If there was a downside to the Cubs’ first World Series championship since 1908, it’s that they won it on the road, beating the Indians on Wednesday night in Game 7 in Cleveland. Today, the players, manager Joe Maddon and staff will be saluted by their fans in a parade that many Cubs fans probably never thought they’d live to see.
Given the 108-year wait by the Chicago faithful, it is a day that will be emotional, poignant and joyous, filled with thoughts of Ernie Banks, Harry Caray and Ron Santo, with echoes of “Go Cubs Go” at nearly every turn.
MLB Network’s parade coverage begins at 10 a.m. ET/9 CT, simulcast on MLB.com, with a special edition of MLB Tonight that features two live locations at Wrigley Field with hosts Heidi Watney, Jon Paul Morosi and Lauren Shehadi. The coverage continues from 11 ET/10 CT until the parade culminates with a rally at Chicago’s Grant Park.
Given the excitement surrounding the Cubs winning their first World Series title since 1908 — and Chicago’s history of celebrating its champions — turnout for the parade will almost certainly be massive. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 50s, and Chicago public schools were already scheduled to be closed. When the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2015, the city estimated that there were 2 million people in attendance — and that was the Blackhawks’ third Cup in five years. READ MORE
Note that many of the Chicago area TV stations began live coverage during their morning newscast.
- PARADE INFORMATION
- Watch live on MLB.com at noon ET/11 a.m. CT
- Watch live on WGN
- Watch live on WFLD
- Watch live on WBBM
- Watch live on WLS
- Watch live on WMAQ