Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder celebrated with the Chicago Cubs

Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam have played Wrigley Field. Saturday, the band's front man got to celebrate with his beloved Chicago Cubs.A great moment with the late Ernie Banks. Mr. Cub, from one of the band's shows at Wrigley.
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Javier Baez’s surge of playoff highlights, and co-NLCS MVP honors, no surprise to Cubs teammates

In a way, it was fitting the Cubs secured the final out they needed to end a 71-year World Series drought on another spectacular play
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No drought: Cubs put curse, Kersh to rest

Less than an hour after the Cubs had secured their first trip to the World Series since 1945, chairman Tom Ricketts, former pitcher Kerry Wood and Hall of Famer Billy Williams had a quiet moment in the clubhouse. They tapped their drinks together in a toast to a team that has a chance to do something that hasn't been done in more than 100 years.
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PGL: Hendricks steps up big in Cubs' NLCS win over Dodgers

The Cubs Postgame Live crew talks about Kyle Hendricks' outing in the Cubs' NLCS win over the Dodgers.
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Catch this: Cubs' catchers make HR history

In this year's National League playoffs, the Cubs' catchers exceeded all expectations at the plate, matching average with power. In fact, Chicago is the first team in history to have all three of its catchers hit a home run in the same postseason, helping to propel the Cubs to their first NL pennant since 1945.
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WATCH: Kyle Schwarber sprayed with champagne by Fall League teammates after Cubs win NL Pennant

While the Cubs were busy winning their first National League Pennant in 71 years, Kyle Schwarber was making his debut in the Arizona Fall League
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Second City October: Cubs Win The Pennant

Tonight, after allowing a one out walk in the top of the ninth inning, Aroldis Chapman threw a fastball that Yasiel Puig bounced to shortstop. And the world changed. The Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series. Usually that’s the kind of sentence that signals “You are about to read a work of fiction.” […]
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Cubs bullpen catcher celebrates in Speedo

Chicago Cubs bullpen catcher Chad Noble made his mark on the MLB postseason with a celebration to remember. After the Cubs clinched their first berth into the World Series since 1945, Noble was seen celebrating around the clubhouse in a Speedo. Things are getting weird in the Cubs clubhouse — Big League Stew (@bigleaguestew) October 23, 2016 ...
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Chicago Cubs advance to World Series

For the first time in 71 years, the Chicago Cubs are playing in the World Series. The Cubs got to Clayton Kershaw early, tagging him for 5 runs in 5 innings pitched. Two of those runs came on solo home runs from Wellington Castillo and Anthony Rizzo. BUY YOUR POSTSEASON GEAR HERE! Starter Kyle Hendricks was dealing all night long as he allowed just two hits on the game. Hendricks...
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Kris Bryant explains why Cubs’ curse does not matter to them

The Chicago Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908 and until now, they had not played in the World Series since 1945. But that all changed with this year’s team. The 2016 Cubs were a powerhouse in the regular season, posting 103 wins — their most since 1910. Though the team’s fans were so used to failure and the team not coming through, this year’s bunch was different...
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What was happening the last time the Cubs won the World Series?

After defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Chicago Cubs are in the World Series for the first time since 1945. Should they defeat the Cleveland Indians, the Cubs will win their first World Series since 1908. That’s quite the drought. MLB’s other 15 “original franchises” have won at least twice over the last 108 years. Imagine, we all thought that a lot has changed in...
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Cubs 5, Dodgers 0 (NLCS Game 6)

  (Placeholder until I write the actual postgame) The post Cubs 5, Dodgers 0 (NLCS Game 6) appeared first on Obstructed View. Read more by berselius on Obstructed View - A Chicago Cubs Blog.
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Report: Kyle Schwarber not ruled out for World Series

Kyle Schwarber was supposed to be out for the season, but it appears that there’s a faint glimmer of hope he may yet contribute if the Chicago Cubs can make it to the World Series. According to Sahadev Sharma of the Athletic, the Cubs are sending Schwarber to the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League on Saturday, where he will play in a competitive game for the first time...
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Thursday’s Cubs game drew twice the local rating of Bears-Packers

The 2016 Cubs are really the holy grail of sports story. They’re a dominant team with big-name stars and exciting role players, plus an eccentric manager, a celebrity GM and, oh yeah, a little curse or something like that. Well, Chicago is certainly paying attention. According to Crain’s Chicago Business, Thursday’s Cubs-Dodgers NLCS Game 5 drew an average local TV rating...
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Cubs close, but Sarge knows what can happen in a hurry

NEW YORK (AP) Once in a while, Gary Matthews relives how close his Chicago Cubs came to reaching the World Series. Actually, a little more often. ''Wow,'' he said. ''Think about that every day.'' With his former team just one win from its first World Series trip since 1945, fans everywhere already are envisioning the excitement at Wrigley Field. The Cubs lead the Los Angeles...
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Jon Lester Should Have Madison Bumgarner’s Reputation

Last night, Jon Lester took the mound for the Cubs, and for most of the game, the conversation was about he can’t do; hold runners on. The Dodgers danced and pranced off first base, taking leads they wouldn’t take against any pitcher, and daring him to throw over to first base. But you know what the Dodgers didn’t do against Jon Lester? Score runs. Okay, fine, they got one...
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With Game 6 looming, Kershaw not defined by inaccurate image

Clayton Kershaw is not sweating the small stuff.It is both an odd, yet typical response headed into such a pivotal game as Saturday’s Game 6 of the National League Championship Series is. But it is one that should be at the very least expected from the Dodgers ace lefty, as he has been here before.When asked about potential excitement for himself headed into Saturday’s potentially...
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Kershaw: Hendricks is like the Greg Maddux of this generation

Clayton Kershaw offered high praise when asked about Cubs starter and NLCS Game 6 opponent Kyle Hendricks. Speaking with media, the Los Angeles Dodgers ace compared the 26-year-old soft-thrower to Atlanta Braves legend, Greg Maddux, praising his ability at changing speeds and throwing pitches in the right place. “Well, he obviously had an amazing year,” Kershaw admitted in...
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Jon Lester is the best $155 million the Cubs have ever spent

Theo Epstein wanted Jon Lester on his team again.He wanted him bad.Lester was one of the top free agents following the 2014 season — which made him desirable enough — but it was Epstein's first-hand experience with the lefty that made the Cubs president, following his second season in Chicago, so determined to land him.Epstein knew what Lester represented. He knew that he wanted...
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