Babe Ruth Called Shot Home Run at Wrigley Field Bat Up for Sale

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It’s one of the most debated moments in baseball and Wrigley Field history – Babe Ruth’s “called shot” home run off Charlie Root in the 1932 World Series. Now you can own a piece of national past time history as the bat Ruth used for that legendary homer is now up for auction. What do you get the New York Yankees, or even Chicago Cubs, or general baseball fan that has everything?

Well, if you’re looking to gift something like this, then you are obviously a 1%er. The current bid, with five days to go at Robert Edward Auction, is $60,000. It opened at $25,000 and could easily go for over $250,000.

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Atrocious Weather the Main Story of Cubs, White Sox Season Thus Far

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It’s very early, but thus far, the most extraordinary aspect of the 2018 Chicago baseball season has been the weather. Upon conclusion of their first home stand yesterday, the Chicago Cubs are 8-8, and the fourth place team in the NL Central division. The Chicago White Sox are also in fourth, in the AL Central, but with a much worse record, at 4-11.

Typically, the weather, so the extremely shopworn cliche goes, is what you talk about with someone when you have absolutely nothing else to talk about. It’s the one and only universal. We’re not talking about the weather just because the baseball has been mediocre on the north side of town, and terrible on the south side, though.

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Anthony Rizzo: Stoneman Douglas Grad Calls for Stricter Gun Laws

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Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Graduate who continues giving back to his alma mater. Rizzo, one of the most visible players in Major League Baseball, continues using the power of his celebrity platform for good- bringing awareness to #MSDStrong whenever he can.

The Cubs opened the 2018 season in South Florida, with a four game set versus the Marlins at Marlins Park, which is about a 45-50 minute drive south of MSD High. On Valentine’s Day, a mentally disturbed former student, one with a history of serious problems, legally acquired an AR-15 assault rifle, a true weapon of war, opened fire on his former classmates, killing 17.

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Sammy Sosa and Three More of Baseball’s Funniest Cheating Scandals

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Another baseball season will soon be upon us, as opening day commences in about 48 hours. Time to look back at some of the funniest baseball cheating scandals in history. With Michael Pineda’s pine tar-smeared neck transports us to a time when baseball cheating was simpler; a time before steroids and the AnabolicEnergy boost that they provide to users, congressional committees and televised testimony about injecting HGH into Roger Clemens’s behind. Pineda’s beautiful incompetence reveals how much we long for the stress-free cheats of old.

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Chicago Cubs Have Seventh Best World Series Winning Odds

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We’re 22 days away from Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, 27 until position players check in. Spring training will be here before you know it, reminding us that Major League Baseball offseason is actually quite short. It only seems long right now because the free agent market is so lifeless right now.

Of course, once the MLB hot stove warms up again, you could see the World Series odds shift again, just as they did when reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton was traded to the New York Yankees.

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Cubs Convention News: TV Deal Talk, Bryce Harper Speculation, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber

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During a Cubs Convention session entitled “Business Operations Update,” team President Crane Kenney perfectly articulated just how much the organization’s expectations have changed.  The goal used to be “winning a World Series,” now it’s “winning the World Series,” as Kenney put it. 

He then listed off a few noteworthy facts. Having now reached the past three NLCS, the last time the Cubs made the postseason three years in a row was from 1906-08.  Their 292 wins over the last three seasons is the most in Major League Baseball. Over the past 15 years, the 2017 Cubs were the only defending World Series champion to win their division the next year.  [Read more…]

Update on Wrigley Field Renovations and The Park Additions for 2018

 

As expected, the 33rd edition of the annual Cubs Convention was a sell out, drawing over 10,000 attendees. Once again, the Wrigley Field renovations were a hot discussion topic, as each year new information is disseminated by Cubs President Crane Kenney at the annual fan gathering during the “Business Operations Update.”

Traditionally, this is the most informational and news-worthy session of the weekend, but it’s definitely not one that kids would be very interested in. Perhaps that’s why the Kids Only Press Conference takes place at the exact same time.

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Cubs Convention 2018: Andre Dawson Appearance a Hot Discussion Topic

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“The Hawk” Andre Dawson may be the headliner of the 2018 Chicago Cubs Convention, as his presence at this event could signal a return to the organization. And in what capacity might that be?

For now, the Cubs are keeping it under wraps, but perhaps some clues might surface during the Welcome Back panel on Saturday late afternoon. Dawson won the NL MVP award his first year with the Cubs in 1987, and went into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010.Derrek Lee, Juan Pierre and Carlos Zambrano are among the other Cubs alumni who will be a part of that session.

Hall of Famers Fergie Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg and Billy Williams will also all be appearing at the 33rd edition of the event.

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Kyle Schwarber: Why Cubs Fans Irrationally Love Him So

Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber hasn’t contributed anything yet to the National League Division Series, as he didn’t play in game two, and went 0-3 with two Ks in game one. The numbers and statistics show that he’s due soon. Perhaps that impact comes today in game three versus the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field.

It’s possible we could see a SCHWARBOMB! or a SCHWARBLAST!  from the SCHWARBEAST! tonight. more than any other Cub, he can inspire the ALL CAPS hockey style tweets.

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Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals NLDS Preview with Mark Gonzales

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The postseason will soon be upon us as the Chicago Cubs visit the Washington Nationals for game one of the National League Division Series Friday night. With us to preview the NLDS is the Chicago Tribune’s Cubs beat writer, Mark Gonzales.

Keep up with his work at this link, follow him on Twitter here (@MDGonzales). There are numerous storylines to this series, first and foremost would be injuries to the top of the rotations guys on both teams.

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Chicago Cubs Keys to NLDS Victory via Baseball Tonight’s Adnan Virk

 

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Adnan Virk wears many hats in his role at ESPN, one of which was host of Baseball Tonight. Virk was gracious enough to join us on The TSB Show to Preview the Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals National League Division Series.

We also discussed New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, the Major League Baseball Postseason in general, the L.A. Dodgers, Nats, Clayton Kershaw and so much more. We even briefly touched on some NFL and political topics.

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Joe Maddon Failed With His Latest Political Remarks

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Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon needs to be better than the remarks he made today in response to the sporting world backlashing against President Donald Trump. The POTUS went after Colin Kaepernick and the NFL last night at a needless and pointless rally in Alabama.

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell hit back at Trump with a strongly worded statement Saturday morning. Chicago Bears Team Captain Akiem Hicks spoke out against what Trump did on Saturday afternoon.

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