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The ecstasy and the agony of World Series fandom, expressed at the game

If there are five stages of grief, Wednesday night proved there just might be 10 stages of joy.

Each stage was experienced by die-hard baseball fans, rooting for either the Cleveland Indians (we’re sorry for your loss) or the Chicago Cubs (hooray), evidently.

The World Series game was in fact a teary, emotional rollercoaster, and one that was written all over everybody’s faces.

After a nail-biting Game 7, in which the Cubs emerged victorious for the first time in 108 years, the feels were pretty much pouring out of people en masse.

This was history in the making. This was a curse, finally lifted. This was hundreds of people with all manner of weird facial expressions, celebrating their team’s victory or mourning their heroes losses. It was awesome.

People expressed all kind of feels.

Defeat.

Cleveland Indians fan Kelly Donnelly needs a sec.

Cleveland Indians fan Kelly Donnelly needs a sec.

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Shock.

Cleveland Indians fan Caleb Cork reacts during a watch party for Game 7 and his expression is making us nostalgic AF.

Cleveland Indians fan Caleb Cork reacts during a watch party for Game 7 and his expression is making us nostalgic AF.

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Vindication.

Chicago Cubs fans celebrate during a watch party, after Game 7 of the baseball World Series.

Chicago Cubs fans celebrate during a watch party, after Game 7 of the baseball World Series.

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Suspense.

Cleveland Indians fan Rachael Kaine watching the game with baited breath.

Cleveland Indians fan Rachael Kaine watching the game with baited breath.

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Trepidation.

Chicago Cubs fans Pam Noie and Janet Wham are experiencing some nervous excitement, it seems.

Chicago Cubs fans Pam Noie and Janet Wham are experiencing some nervous excitement, it seems.

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Desolation.

A Cleveland Indians fan says a little prayer.

A Cleveland Indians fan says a little prayer.

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Revelation.

Chicago Cubs fan Carlos Ramirez was all of us during Game 7.

Chicago Cubs fan Carlos Ramirez was all of us during Game 7.

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Anxiety / Boredom.

This fan doesn't know how to feel.

This fan doesn’t know how to feel.

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Messianism.

A Chicago Cubs fan has a hallelujah moment.

A Chicago Cubs fan has a hallelujah moment.

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Pure elation.

Chicago Cubs fans losing their minds in front of Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Chicago Cubs fans losing their minds in front of Wrigley Field in Chicago.

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God bless baseball and God bless America.

Iconic.

Iconic.

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