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The Joy of Six: weirdest trades in sports history

Gabriel Baumgaertner: If you thought the DeMarcus Cousins deal was strange, thats nothing. We look back at the six weirdest musician barters in athletics history Rare are the players with franchise ability, a volatile disposition and thrilling unpredictability, but floated as a busines chip for over a year but the strangeness of the timing and the packet. Most sports fans can rattle off famously lopsided swaps( Reds trade Frank Robinson to Orioles for Milt Pappas, Cubs trade Lou Brock to Cardinals for Ernie Broglio, Nets trade Julius Erving to 76…

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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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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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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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Indians take ALCS over Blue Jays to make first World Series since 1997

An unlikely sloping performance helped set a most unexpected unit into the World Series A most unlikely pitching performance helped set a most unexpected unit into the World Series. Rookie Ryan Merritt coolly gave a lead to the Andrew Miller-led bullpen and the Cleveland Indians won their first pennant since 1997, blanking Toronto 3-0 Wednesday in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series. Cleveland, which “ve never” hosted a World Series opener, will play Game 1 at Progressive Field on Tuesday night against either the Chicago Cubs or Los Angeles…

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Cleveland Indians silence Toronto Blue Jays’ bats to stake 2-0 lead in ALCS

Carlos Santana homers off 20 -game winner JA Happ and Francisco Lindor has RBI single to extend Cleveland to Game 2 victory Josh Tomlin mystified Blue Jays batters for virtually six innings and Andrew Miller blew them away as the Cleveland Indians margined Toronto 2-1 on Saturday to take 2-0 contribute in the AL Championship Series. Carlos Santana homered off 20 -game winner JA Happ and Francisco Lindor had an RBI single for the Indians, who have won five straight postseason plays for the first time in their 116 -year…

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Bye-bye, Big Papi: Ortiz bows out of baseball as Indians sweep Red Sox

Indians acquire 4-3 to complete broom and advance to ALCS, where theyll play the Blue Jays The ball settled into the right fielders glove, the Cleveland Indian spouted onto the diamond and the love fell silent. Then, gradually from the Fenway Park crowd rose a chant of Pa-pi! While the Indian celebrated a 4-3 succes over the Red Sox for a three-game broom and a place in the AL Championship Series, the Boston love demanded to see David Ortiz one more time Monday evening. Ten minutes after the final out,…

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