Photo credit: David Banks/Associated Press

The Chicago Cubs raised the banner representing their first world championship since before World War I over Wrigley Field last night, before their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It rained, as God wept over the Red Sox-on-Lake Michigan coming into their full power.

The highlight of the evening was an emotional pre-game ceremony during which music from the movie Rudy—a movie about a ruthless con man using sentimentality against his marks—played before the Cubby faithful.

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The bleachers were in a sorry state after the game, a 3-2 win. Look at all the trash in this screencap—and all the litter and garbage, too!