Who Is Playing In The World Series? Because This Year's Contest Is Kind Of Like 'Empire'

Seems like it's been awhile, hasn't it? Empire has been on a brief hiatus due to the World Series, because the two best baseball teams only battle it out for the championship once a year in October. So if you're wondering who is playing in the World Series, here you go: It's the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, making this year's MLB championship purely a Midwestern contest.

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Although it may not seem like it on the surface, the World Series has some Empire connections. Chicago is a city where Empire has filmed many scenes at many different locations. Both teams have also experienced championship droughts for a long time — notoriously, the Cubs have no won a World Series since 1908. Think of it as comparable to Cookie's constant struggle to finally get her piece of Empire Entertainment, which she's been locked out of on-and-off throughout the series. Will she ever get to be CEO or will Lucious always get to have all the fun?

The Cleveland Indians won the first game of the best-of-seven series, but there's still more games to go before we find out who takes home the championship trophy. And once that happens, new episodes of Empire will be back and better than ever.

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