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What’s wrong with the Cubs? A backslide to mediocrity on Chicagos North Side

DJ Gallo: After their first World Series title in 108 years, the built-to-last Cubs appeared on the brink of a dynasty. This year its been back to pitch-black in Wrigleyville The Cubs are back. After flipping 107 years of biography a season ago by acquiring the organizations first World Series title since 1908, letdown and losing have returned to the North Side of Chicago. Entering this season, the predominating champs had 4-to-1 stranges to recur as champs according to Las Vegas boasts journals and were whoops ! Arrietas occupation now…

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Scouting the next Vin Scully: All 30 MLB broadcast teams ranked

David Lengel sets MLBs 30 local telecasts to the test as he takes a tour round baseballs broadcast booths With baseballs lengthy regular season stretching from April to October, its not uncommon for devotees to have the game on every night. Naturally, with 162 competitions, the broadcasters themselves become an enormous the members of the fan experience. The hyper-local prototype which defines Major League Baseball likewise means that most devotees have little mind what other local broadcasts are like outside their baseball froth. Luckily MLB Advanced Media are the owners…

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Baseball in 2016: from Cubs win! to Scully’s sayonara, 10 memorable moments

Another year of baseball is gone, goodbye: David Lengel takes a look back at the best, worst and most controversial times of the 2016 season 1) Amiable losers bid adieu It was Game 7 of the World Series, and baseball biography was busy drawing the Chicago Cubs back into a simmering cauldron of curses. Rajai Davis eighth inning, game-tying home run off the Cubs Aroldis Chapman had shifted Clevelands Progressive Field into a mosh cavity, with slightly fewer title-starved Indians love ripping off their shirts in frenetic celebrations. A montage…

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Angels’ Mike Trout, Cubs’ Kris Bryant win Most Valuable Player awards

Trout identified AL Most Valuable Player for second time in three years as Bryant captivates maiden NL award While the Los Angeles Angels stumbled, Mike Trout soared again. Just very good to ignore. Trout won the AL MVP award Thursday for the second time in three years, and Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was voted NL MVP in balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America. While the Angels finished fourth in the AL West, Trout was his usual brilliant ego. The center fielder batted. 315 with 29 homers,…

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Cubs fans, take note: when my Red Sox finally won, I no longer knew who I was | Dave Bry

Im a Boston fan, and loserdom defined me until it abruptly didnt. Cubs fans might is my finding that after winning the World Series, baseball is never the same again What an absolutely wonderful World Series we just watched. Close competitions, dominant pitching, dazzling participates; both teams boasting bright young aces( Bryant and Rizzo! Lindor and Ramirez !) buttressed by time-tested vets( Lester and Ross, Napoli and Crisp ); the two best, most adorable directors in baseball( Maddon, Francona ). And all the heavines of all that record, all that…

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Chicago Cubs end most storied title drought in American sporting folklore | Bryan Armen Graham

No team has miscarried better over the last century but this extraordinary victory hints the next World Series will not be far away for historys glorious losers Baseball is a game of omissions. A hitter with a. 300 slugging percentage, the conventional benchmark of a whiz player, miscarry seven times out of 10. Lapses are given equal billing alongside flows and hittings, a naked public accounting of imperfection consistent on scoreboards from Little League diamonds to major league stadia. The competition is a turn-based sequence of individual conflicts where mistakes…

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Spotlight on Kyle Schwarber as Cubs World Series tickets soar to $3,000

The World Series returns to Wrigley Field on Friday, but those Cubs devotees hoping to see Kyle Schwarber prolong his hot streak will have to shell out The World Series returns to Wrigley Field on Friday for the first time in 71 years, but those Cubs devotees hoping to see Kyle Schwarber prolong his hot streak will have to shell out big money: the median resale ticket price for Game 3 is currently wavering around $3,000. StubHub announced on Thursday that resale tickets for the Games 3, 4 and 5…

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Cubs Nation Is Way Bigger Than You Thought

Baseball is the new football. Television ratings for the current World Series are, to set it scientifically, boffo. When the title is decided, median viewership may well be the highest that baseball has seen in 12 times, since the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the game’s 100 th championship engagement, cracking Babe Ruth’s curse. That’s even as spectators turn away from the NFL and the Olympics, traditionally the clutch performers in the ratings game. To be sure, everybody affection a loser not just baseball devotees. History…

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Indians power past Cubs to move to within one win of World Series title

One more win and baseball love everywhere might ultimately believe in these Cleveland Indians One more win and baseball love everywhere might ultimately believe in these Cleveland Indian. Thats all it will take for Corey Kluber& Co to secure this World Series. Kluber sloped six sparkling innings on short respite to win again, Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer in his hometown and the Indian thump the Chicago Cubs 7-2 on Saturday night to take a 3-1 lead. @TheJK_Kid applied this game away with ONE swinging: #WorldSeries pres. by pic.twitter.com/…

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2016 ALCS Game 4: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians precede the ALCS 3-0. Can the Toronto Blue Jays come from behind or will the Indian make a clean sweep to the World Series? “> The Cleveland Indians are preceding the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 in the American League Championship Series( ALCS ). Its a best-of-seven sequence, which represents Tuesday nights Game 4 could be the Jays last competition of the season. Despite stirring to the ALCS for the second largest season in a row, the Jays have been bested by the Indian in every competition, even…

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