Man's 1993 yearbook prediction rings true as Cubs clench World Series: 'They won it because of him'
The 108-year-old curse has finally been broken now that the Chicago Cubs have won their first World Series title since 1908.
While Chicagoans in the Windy City and around the world jump for joy, it would be understandable if a man named Michael Lee were yawning. After all, he was the California high school graduate who told the world this would happen in his 1993 yearbook quote.
But according to his former high school pal, Marcos Meza, Lee will be as excited as anyone else.
"I was overwhelmed with it! I am sure Mike was as well," Meza, who helped make Lee's prediction go viral last month, told InsideEdition.com on Thursday.
Photos of the yearbook:
On Wednesday night, the Cubs managed to shake their century-old curse when they beat the Cleveland Indians 8 to 7.
Now, as the historic win dominates over election headlines, one would think Lee's face and quotes would be along for the ride.
Not so, said Meza.
"It's almost like he doesn't think it's that big of a deal," Meza said of his friend's prediction. "But this is his World Series. The Cubs won it because of him. This is crazy the way it played out.
"He is playing it off like it's not a big deal."
Meza said Lee probably won't be doing any interviews. There are other ways he'd prefer to enjoy his unlikely foretelling.
He asked Lee "if the Cubs approached you and your family to meet the Cubs," would he go?
"He said, 'I would say yes to that.'"
The unbelievable viral sensation began in 1993 when Lee chose his senior quote in the Mission Viejo High School yearbook.
"Chicago Cubs. 2016. World Champions. You heard it here first" it read under Lee's name.
"I said, 'that's a funny quote, that's great,'" Meza, who's been friends with Lee since seventh grade, previously told InsideEdition.com.
They eventually lost touch but reconnected via Facebook in 2009.
Last August, Lee reposted the photo to his Facebook.
But what started as a joke soon got baseball fanatics fired up as the Chicago Cubs entered the World Series for the first time in more than 70 years.
"This is such an awesome story," Meza said. "This is the guy who should never have to buy a beer in Chicago. But I think he is going to buy his own beer."