The friendship between Lightning head coach Jon Cooper and Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has been pretty well-documented. Madden is no stranger to the Tampa Bay market, of course, having been the manager for the Rays for nine years (2006-2014), and in that time has gotten to know not only Cooper but Lightning players as well.
So it’s no surprise that after the Cubs finally won their first World Series title in 108 years, Cooper fired off a tweet.
Touch 'em all, Joe, you'll never manage a bigger game in your life! #1908— Jon Cooper (@CoopersLaw) November 3, 2016
The Chicago Blackhawks and the rest of the hockey world also sent their congratulations — and other observations.
Just witnessed Chicago sports history. Where were you when the @cubs won the #worldseries? Congratulations Chicago!!!— Jonathan Toews (@JonathanToews) November 3, 2016
Rocky Wirtz: "Congratulations to the Ricketts family and the Chicago Cubs for an incredible season and for winning the World Series."— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) November 3, 2016
"The unwavering loyalty of Chicago sports fans has been rewarded once again with yet another team being crowned world champions. Well done."— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) November 3, 2016
Still can't believe what I witnessed last night. What an unbelievable game to be at. Congrats to the Cubs! #WorldSeriesChampions #108years— Sam Gagner (@89SGagner) November 3, 2016
Fly the W— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 3, 2016
Shall we reconvene at spring training? #WorldSeries— Strombone (@strombone1) November 3, 2016
I know Tito & Maddon are elite Managers but I made the call prior to 9 to pour more wine expecting extras. Just saying. #WorldSeries— Leah Hextall (@leahhextall) November 3, 2016
My heart is pumping and I have zero rooting interest in this. To be a Cubs fan must be unbearable right now.— David Amber (@DavidAmber) November 3, 2016
You're next Leafs— Jeff O'Neill (@odognine2) November 3, 2016