The Chicago Cubs World Series parade is coming tomorrow, just two days after the team beat the Cleveland Indians for its first World Series since 1908.
On Wednesday night, the Cubs made history, and they are wasting no time in getting the celebrations under way. According to ChicagoBusiness.com's Danny Ecker, mayor Rahm Emanuel says that the Chicago Cubs World Series parade will happen on Friday afternoon.
This morning the Chicago Sun-Times reported that the city was pushing for the parade to be Monday, which is more in line with the normal gap between a team's championship and parade. However, the team pushed for Friday, as Major League Baseball's general managers' meetings are set to kick off in Arizona on Monday.
And Major League Baseball is scheduled to start its general managers’ meetings on Monday in Scottsdale, Arizona.
That means the Theo trio — President of Business Operations Theo Epstein, General Manager Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod, senior vice-president of player development and amateur scouting — would likely be unable to attend the rally.
Chicago schools are also already out on Friday with a pre-schedueld "school improvement day," which means they won't have a rash of students cutting class to attend the parade, which would have likely happened if it was held on Monday. Tuesday's election also likely played a role in the parade preparations.
Congratulations, once again, to all of the Cubs fans, and enjoy that parade tomorrow. You've certainly waited long enough.