Someone get Dorothy the Cubs fan a shot of Jägermeister right now Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — For the first time in 71 years, the Chicago Cubs will play in a World Series game. Life-long fans have waited so long for this moment that many never envisioned it would actually come. One of those fans is a woman named Dorothy. Dorothy has had seats in the front row at Wrigley Field since 1984. As the Cubs kept inching closer to the National League pennant, she was shown numerous times by...
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Cubs pennant-clinching celebration includes celebraties and Speedos Big League Stew A celebration 71 years in the making was every bit as epic as we anticipated. The Chicago Cubs clinched their first trip to the World Series since 1945, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday night, and not surprisingly Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhoods turned into party central. Be good tonight, Wrigleyville. ...
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On Baseball: After 70 Barren Seasons, Cubs Reach an Oasis

NY Times: Bats (TYLER KEPNER) — The Cubs had their chances over seven decades. Sometimes they came tantalizingly close, but they always managed to find a way to blow it. Not this time.
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Cubs 5, Dodgers 0 | Chicago wins series, 4-2: Cubs Defeat Dodgers to Clinch First Pennant Since 1945

NY Times: Bats Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo hit home runs off Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw to advance Chicago to the World Series, where the Cleveland Indians await.
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The Cubs are going to the World Series for the first time since 1945 Big League Stew Fans hold up a sign during game six of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field. (Getty Images) It’s finally happening. For the first time since 1945, the Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series. The Cubs wrapped up their historic berth by topping the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of the National League Championship on Saturday. They’ll move on to face on the...
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Clayton Kershaw turns in another rough playoff start in Game 6 Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — Clayton Kershaw was knocked around in Game 6 of the NLCS. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) The “Clayton Kershaw can’t pitch in the postseason” narrative is alive and well. After coming up big during the Los Angeles Dodgers’ first two playoff series, Kershaw turned in a rough start against the Chicago Cubs in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. With the Dodgers facing elimination, the...
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Meet the guy who's sitting in Steve Bartman's seat for Game 6 Big League Stew (Kevin Kaduk) —   Bryan, 38, found himself sitting in the seat Steve Bartman made famous 13 years ago. (Kevin Kaduk/Yahoo Sports) CHICAGO —  By the time the ticketholder for Aisle 4, Row 8, Seat 113 showed up to his seat at Wrigley Field on Saturday, there was a small media contingent waiting for him. Six reporters and one photographer, to be precise. The ticketholder gave his first name as Bryan...
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On Baseball: Theo Epstein’s Shrewd Moves Fortify Cubs With Impact Players

NY Times: Bats (TYLER KEPNER) — Trades have stocked Chicago’s roster, including half of its playoff pitching rotation, and even lesser names have helped sweeten package deals.
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Does Kyle Schwarber's AFL assignment signal chance of World Series return? Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Kyle Schwarber might have a shot to return to the Cubs during the World Series. (AP) Here’s some news that will no doubt pique the interest of Chicago Cubs fans. It should also have the Cleveland Indians paying close attention. Injured slugger Kyle Schwarber, who hit a franchise-record five home runs during a remarkable postseason last season, is reportedly headed to the Arizona Fall...
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Battle Over Indians’ Name and Logo Moves to the World Series

NY Times: Bats (DAVID WALDSTEIN) — A Native American advocacy group is planning to protest against the Chief Wahoo logo and the team’s name at all the upcoming World Series games in Cleveland.
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Three reasons we shouldn't count out the Dodgers in the NLCS Big League Stew As the first pitch of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series nears, almost all of the focus is on the Chicago Cubs opportunity to make history, reverse curses and reach the franchise’s first World Series since 1945. We doubt the Los Angeles Dodgers are too upset about that. If any team has needed a 48-hour break to clear its mind and perhaps even allow the pressure to shift to...
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Essay: From Shared Dartmouth Floor, an Ascension for Alexi Pappas and Kyle Hendricks

NY Times: Bats (ALEXI PAPPAS) — Pappas competed for the Greece track and field team in the Rio Olympics this summer, and Hendricks is a starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.
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In Baseball’s Postseason, Slumping Batters Embrace the Unorthodox

NY Times: Bats (BILLY WITZ) — Baseball players’ relationships with their bats are personal. So when someone like the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo is mired in a slump, sometimes some improvisation is necessary.
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Why the last living member of 1948 Indians is upset with the team Big League Stew With the Cleveland Indians four wins away from the franchise’s first World Series championship since 1948, the mood around the team and the city has been mostly celebratory. Unfortunately, that joy isn’t being shared by Eddie Robinson, the lone surviving member of the 1948 Indians team According to the New York Daily News , Robinson is upset that he has not been contacted by the team at any...
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Indians hoping Danny Salazar will be ready for World Series Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Danny Salazar is working his way toward a return in the World Series. (AP) Long layoffs are not typically welcomed by teams in the midst of a postseason run. However, the Cleveland Indians can’t really complain about the six days they’ll have to rest and heal ahead of World Series Game 1 on Tuesday. As everyone knows by now, the Indians are a beat up team, particularly in the starting...
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