How appropriate.

After coming back to stun the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the World Series after a rain delay, the Chicago Cubs had to wait out another rain delay before they could raise their 2016 World Series banner Monday night.

Although the ceremony was pushed back, it didn’t dampen the mood at Wrigley Field in what was truly a special moment. For the first time in more than a century — 1909 to be exact — the defending champs played their first home game as World Series champions.

And after the rain stopped, Cubs players and alumni each took turns raising the 1907 and 1908 banners, before raising the 2016 banner to commemorate the World Series win.

After raising the banners, the team returned back down to the field where first baseman Anthony Rizzo was carrying the World Series trophy. Rizzo eventually handed it off to owner Tom Ricketts near second base as Ricketts and his two siblings threw out the ceremonial first pitches.

The fireworks didn’t end there as the Cubs won the game in walk-off fashion as Rizzo hit a game-winning single off Kenley Jansen in the bottom of the ninth to give the Cubs a dramatic 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

It just had to be right?!

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