Jimmy Fallon Chokes Up Reliving Red Sox World Series Win During Fever Pitch

The Tonight Show host can relate to Cubs superfan Vince Vaughn.
Vince Vaughn and Jimmy Fallon

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Prior to the Cubs’ historic World Series win on Wednesday night, Chicago superfan Vince Vaughn sat down for a chat on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

While discussing the impending end of the team’s 108-year-old curse, the late-night host talked about what it was like watching Red Sox fans go through a similar experience during filming for Fever Pitch.

“It was surreal,” Fallon said. “When you see fans that haven’t seen their team win in that long, honestly, I get goosebumps talking about it.”

The comedian described how Boston fans were brought to tears when the Red Sox won the World Series, finally breaking the 86-year-old curse.

“They were just weeping and crying,” Fallon said. “I’m getting choked up thinking about it.”

The Tonight Show host added that he was blown away by the heart of Red Sox Nation, noting how Bostonians paid tribute to deceased fans with baseball-themed dedications.

“You would drive down these awesome streets in Boston and you would see on the cemeteries, they would have like hats and pennants on the gravestones because people didn’t live to see their team win,” Fallon said

Check out more from Vaughn’s chat with Fallon below.