Cubs players weigh in on team’s World Series bid

Anthony Rizzo speaks to the media at World Series Media Day at Progressive Field on October 24th.

Anthony Rizzo speaks to the media at World Series Media Day at Progressive Field on October 24th.

CLEVELAND – The last time that the Cubs were in the World Series there wasn’t even television coverage of the event.

It wasn’t until 1947 that the Fall Classic made its way to the airwaves. By then the Cubs had already started a long drought in baseball’s championship that would last for another 69 years after that.

But as the Cubs prepare for their first World Series since 1945, there are scores of cameras waiting to cover the historic moment. In fact the team’s series against the Indians figures to be one of the most watched on television in baseball history.

Before the Cubs’ get to work on their field against the Indians for Game 1 on Tuesday at Progressive Field, the team got in front of those cameras on Monday to share their thoughts on a historic run to the World Series.

Check out some of the interviews captured by the WGN-TV cameras in Cleveland on Monday.