The ever-incorrigible Bill Murray dropped by the Cubs’ clubhouse tonight to celebrate with his favorite team, and gave reporters standing by a taste of victory champagne—whether they wanted it or not.
The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions after a wait of 108 years, and one very tense extra inning. Here’s how the final out of tonight’s Game 7 sounded on TV and radio around the globe, starting up top with Chicago’s flagship radio broadcaster WSCR.
The longest and most fabled of all championship droughts is over after an insane, interminable Game 7. The Chicago Cubs came back from a 3-1 deficit in the World Series to win in seven, and they capped off the comeback with a 8-7 win tonight in 10 innings.
The Indians’ shocking eighth-inning comeback tied things up against the Cubs, thanks to Rajai Davis homering off Aroldis Chapman. Up top is how it sounded on Korean broadcaster MBC Sports; below is how it sounded on Russian TV.
J.R. Smith, a man with a tempestuous relationship with wearing a shirt, went and popped that bad boy off on the video board at the Indians’ stadium tonight in an attempt to inspire a late rally.
Old Man David Ross is playing in the final major-league game of his career tonight, and he smacked a big solo home run off Andrew Miller in the sixth inning to give the Cubs a three-run lead.
The Cubs were up 3-1 when Anthony Rizzo turned to grizzled elder David Ross for some emotional support. “I’m in a glass case of emotion,” he told Ross
Corey Kluber is starting for the third time in the past nine days, and he gave up a dinger to Dexter Fowler on his fourth pitch of the evening. Fowler wasn’t sure it’d clear the fence but he rounded second and yelled backwards at the Cubs dugout after the dinger fell.
Fuck it, I’ll second-guess.
The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians are heading to Game 7 tomorrow, after the Cubs walloped Indians pitching around for a 9-3 win. Bill Simmons may have predicted that the Indians’ pitching would help them to a Game 6 victory, but they were overmatched from the start. Before Jake Arrieta even took the mound, the…
Addison Russell, fresh off picking up two of the easiest RBIs of his career thanks to some outfield incompetence, welcomed Dan Otero to the game by spanking this pitch to center field for a grand salami.
It was a perfectly normal, albeit disappointing, first-inning development when Josh Tomlin followed up two quick outs by laying an easy curveball for Kris Bryant to jerk out of the ballpark. Much less normal, however, was the way the Indians gave up their next two runs to the Cubs.
If there’s a single image that sums up the the first five games of the 2016 World Series, it’s one of the Cubs’ many supposedly mighty hitters feebly swinging at a breaking ball in the dirt. At this point, I think Javier Báez would swing at a ball that was rolled to the plate.
Aroldis Chapman, like some closers, is very particular. He hates being asked to warm up more than once before entering a game. He likes to know exactly when he’s going to come in. Joe Maddon knows his players. So, before Game 5, the first elimination game the Cubs have faced all year, Maddon knew he might want to go…
The Chicago Cubs staved off elimination from the World Series with a 3-2 Game 5 win over the Cleveland Indians Sunday.
The Cleveland Indians took a 3-1 lead in the World Series after crushing the Cubs 7-2 in front of 41,706 fans, many of whom paid tens of thousands of dollars to watch their team lose.
Last night’s World Series Game 3 wasn’t quite the pristine pitching match-up its 1-0 final score might indicate—there was an inconsistent strike zone, some very poor base running, Cleveland couldn’t score runners in scoring position for most of the game and each team ended up reaching for relief arms early.
In 1992, Accolade released the most advanced baseball game yet developed: Hardball III, featuring actual commentary from Al Michaels—an incredible feat for its day. So we updated the rosters and are simulating tonight’s World Series Game 4, LIVE: