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OOPS: Chicago Cubs' World Series trophy damaged during concert

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Posted at 3:38 PM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-03 18:40:45-04

In November, the Chicago Cubs captured their first World Series trophy in 108 years.

Just half a year later, that trophy would be in need of repairs after being passed around like a crowd surfer at a concert.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs' trophy was on hand around during a benefit concert held in Boston by Cubs president Theo Epstein last weekend.

"The Cubs' trophy, along with the one Epstein helped the Red Sox win as their general manager in 2004 to break an 86-year drought, were being passed around the crowd," the Chicago Tribune's Paul Skrbina wrote.

Both trophies can be seen in this video, during which Epstein plays guitar onstage while Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder sings.

At some point during the evening, the Cubs' trophy was damaged, leading to "a handful of the flags" being detached from the top of the trophy. 

A potential crisis would quickly averted, however, as the Cubs confirmed the trophy was repaired in time for it to be displayed alongside the Red Sox trophy during the Cubs-Red Sox game in Boston on Sunday.