The Chicago Cubs made a trip to 1600 Pennsylvania today to celebrate their first World Series title in 108 years. The Cubs broke a long-standing tradition of visiting during the regular season but it was only fitting that they made it in before Obama left, if only because he’s a Chicago guy and vocal fan of the crosstown White Sox. Even the first lady, a lifelong Cubs fan showed up to the event. Obama even pointed out this was her first appearance at the roughly 50 events he has hosted for teams.

President Obama was his usual positive, charming and witty self and absolutely hammered home the idea of ‘hope’ while talking about the Cubs:

Eventually someone else got a chance to speak and Cubs GM Theo Epstein offered a pardon to the loyal White Sox fan: 

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