“I’m Going to Disney World” was certainly a phrase uttered by key members of the Chicago Cubs who graced the Magic Kingdom with their presence complete with a ticker tape parade on the afternoon of Saturday November 5th.
Championship MVP Ben Zobrist, Addison Russell and Javier Baez, all who helped Chicago to the World Championship earlier this week celebrated with their good pal Mickey Mouse as they made their way down Main Street USA to a large crowd of cheering fans dressed up in team colors for the occasion. Mickey and Goofy even used this as an opportunity to don their favorite baseball uniforms.
In addition to the parade, the players and their families had the day to enjoy some of their favorite attractions and were spotted throughout the park including a visit to Dumbo the Flying Elephant.
The parade is the latest in a long-line of special salutes given to sports champions who celebrate their victories by visiting these iconic theme parks. The “Going to Disney World” tradition dates back to 1987.
The Cubs turned the series around (they were down 3-1 in the best-of-seven series) to win Game 7 in 10 innings due in part to Ben Zobrist’s double in the 10th inning.
Russel and Baez were also both huge contributors throughout the Cubs Playoff games. Russell hit a grand slam home run in Game 6 that helped to ensure they were able to make it to the all important game 7. Baez was responsible for the Cub’s only home run in their 1-0 win over San Francisco in the National League Division series.
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