CHICAGO It’s hard to describe the feeling inside the friendly confines of Wrigley Field in the moments immediately after the Cubs finished off their 6-4 win against the Cardinals and clinched their NL Division Series.This was the first time in franchise history that the Cubs had won a postseason series at Wrigley, which is one of the most iconic stadiums in American sporting history. A fan base that had been waiting for decades finally was able to celebrate together, on this hallowed ground, with the players they’ve grown to love.MORE: Top NLDS photos | Schwarber HR floors John Cusack | Five takeaways from the winSo here’s an observation that offers a window into the moment: In the delirium following the final out, Cubs fans forgot about taking selfies.Most just watched, with eyes wide open or welled up, with shouts of joy or expre sions of silent wonder; everyone had their own way of enjoying the moment.MORE: President Obama congratulates CubsThose who remembered they had cell phones raised them up over their heads, as high as they could reach and pointed them toward the field, or toward other sections of the crowd.tippy-toes to get a view of the field … pic.twitter.com/J7csQsCP7Y Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) October 14, 2015In a moment free of billy goats and black cats and Bartman incidents, a fan base wanted to remember celebrating this together. This wasn’t about any individual fan, but a collective fan base sharing an incredibly cathartic moment.MORE: Six times Cubs were better Austin Romine Jersey than Cardinals when it matteredIt’s unbelievable, Cubs ace Jake Arrieta told Sporting News on the field after the game but early in the night’s celebration. It’s been so long since this city has had a team win playoff games. To be a part of that, I mean, it’s hard to say how much it means to us but more so the city and the fans who have been waiting for this for a long time.A half-hour after the game, better than half of the crowd of more than 42,000 fans was still in the stadium. Even those in the upper reaches were transfixed by the moment.the game’s been over for 45 minutes. nobody wants to leave. pic.twitter.com/lKnclrTgWz Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) October 14, 2015More than an hour after the game, ushers finally started to nudge the fans toward the gates. Nobody wanted to leave. More than one usher softened the request by asking, But I’ll see you here again on Tuesday, right?That always brought a smile and an I wouldn’t mi s it for the world response.An hour Mariano Rivera Jersey after the final out. World Series lingerings don’t last this long pic.twitter.com/sYZvK2YI0c Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) October 14, 2015But that was thinking too far down the road for most of those who witne seda tiny slice of history Tuesday night.This might have been the biggest, longest and most cleansing celebration ever for a division series clincher.The speakers inside Wrigley blared Go Cubs Go over and over, and the crowd sang along at the top of its lungs every single time. The players came out and danced on top of the dugout, and sprayed champagne at the fans crammed into the first couple of rows.They smiled and laughed and shared the experience.It’s so nice to celebrate here in Chicago, catcher Davis Ro s said. These fans, they’ve been longing for it for a long time The environment here’s been amazing.Owner Tom Ricketts posed for pictures and waved at the crowd as the fans chanted his name.He wasn’t Mr. Ricketts, stuffy gazillionaire owner, because that’s not who he is. In that moment, he was Cubs fan Tommy who just watched his favorite team clear a ma Wade Boggs Jersey sive hurdle.With the fans screaming “Thank you, Tommy! Thank you!” pic.twitter.com/tCAnZv7tId Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) October 14, 2015It’s true, you would have never seen this type of celebration from some franchises, not for winning an early-round playoff series that’s still far short of the ultimate goal of winning a World Series. And that’s OK. This isn’t about what other franchises have done or what this franchise will do down the road.This was about a fan base savoring a moment it has been waiting a long time to savor.Sometimes, you just want to soak in the view … pic.twitter.com/Zm1QSm9lhI Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) October 14, 2015You look outside, the people who are here and the fans in Wrigleyville, and you see the support that they give us, outfielderDexter Fowler said, eyes looking out into the ma s of celebrating fans. We couldn’t be happier or more grateful.That feeling was mutual Tuesday night inside Wrigley Field.