No sneaking into the playoffs this year for the Cubs. Fans sing with pride, not only for the clinch but also the fact they did it playing one of their biggest rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals.
"It's a great city. I spent the last six years here. I couldn't be happier to have this city have this team go into the playoffs," said Patrick Ferrell, Cardinals fan.
"I was here for the 1938 World Series when the Yankees beat the Cubs. And in'45 I was in service. I hope they can make it this year," said Jeff Greenstein, Cubs fan.
"I think they're doing a very good job. They're actually doing a great effort this season. Let's hope they keep it up," said another fan.
Call it presumptuous, but t-shirts with the title were being printed up on the Northwest Side even before the final out. Sales were strong for the shirts and $30 Division Champion ball caps.
You may get that back and more if Illinois' deliriously happy governor gets his wayg
"I said first of all, let's win a World Series. And then let's lower their taxes. So, let's see how things go. I'll do the best I can to keep both those promises," said Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Another vow is being celebrated at Wrigley, this one between Brian and Elizabeth Parrino, who came straight over after their wedding ceremony and called it a good omen.
"This is the best wedding day ever. We were hoping for this," Elizabeth Perrino said.