President Barack Obama welcomes the World Series champion Chicago Cubs to the White House just days before he leaves office. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Barack Obama welcomed the World Series champion Chicago Cubs to the White House on Monday (January 16) just days before he leaves office. Obama, a known Chicago White Sox fan, joked about whether he'd be able to wear the No. 44 Cubs jersey but acknowledged that among White Sox fans, he would be the Cubs' No. 1 fan. The Cubs ended a 108-year wait for a World Series title by beating the Cleveland Indians back In November in a thrilling Game Seven classic. By beating the host Indians 8-7 in 10 innings, Chicago's beloved Cubbies set off a wild celebration in the streets of the Windy City after over a century of pent up frustration for fans since their last Major League Baseball championship in 1908.