After being honored at the White House on Monday afternoon, the Cubs revealed the real reason why they desperately wanted to make the trip before President Barack Obama left office.
Touring the White House and being celebrated for their first championship since 1908 was certainly fun for the team, but it wasn't nearly as important as converting the die-hard White Sox fan into a Cubs fan, a task more difficult than turning Hillary Clinton supporters into Donald Trump backers.
Cubs President Theo Epstein said they offered Obama a "midnight pardon" to switch to the Cubs.
When Obama stopped laughing, Epstein turned up the heat. The Cubs presented Obama with several...