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Watch Wrigley Field go crazy after Jackie Robinson West wins U.S. championship

The stars — or maybe we should say clouds — could not have aligned any better for Chicago Cubs fans on Saturday. Right around the time Jackie Robinson West Little League was taking the field in Williamsport to play for the United States championship, the Windy City skies opened up, causing a lengthy delay in the middle of their afternoon game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Oh, don't worry, the Cubs grounds crew had things under control this time around. But the conveniently timed delay did allow fans at home and even fans at Wrigley Field to turn their full attention to the "Pride of Chicago" as mayor Rahm Emmanuel calls them.

In fact, those at Wrigley quickly huddled around the many hundreds of televisions that line the concourse and remained there for the entire championship game. 

It made for an impressive visual, and when Chicago turned their dramatic 1-6-3 game-ending double play, the eruption in the stadium was goosebump-inducing. We imagine the noise will be on an other-worldly level if and when the Cubs make the World Series, but this at least sounded like the Cubs were headed back to the postseason.

It was loud and it was awesome, and it reminds us that the city of Chicago can unite when it comes to baseball. It just takes a very special team to make it happen.

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