How David Ross Hire Impacts Chicago Cubs 2020 World Series Odds

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We’ve seen it time and time again- former catchers make great managers. There are many reasons for that, but primary is the fact that they played one of just two positions directly involved in every single play in the field. The other is pitcher of course, but hurlers have their back turned to everything else that’s going on in the diamond behind them.

Catchers see it all and perhaps that’s why they often develop an enlightened knowledge of and keener sense for the game. The Chicago Cubs are hoping that this will be the case with David Ross, who won the World Series with the club as a player in 2016. Yesterday brought Ross’ official product rollout/launch (a grand exercise in talking without saying anything), something that is formally referred to in the business as an “introductory press conference.”

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Chicago Cubs 2020 World Series Odds Surprisingly Favorable

As Nathaniel Hawthorne famously said: “time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.” It was just three years ago that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series and in doing so provided one of the most iconic moments in sports history.

Now their championship window is in danger of closing shut, and that closure could be here before you know it, unless they have a a lot of major victories this offseason. The Cubs are coming off a year in which they didn’t even make the postseason, and that’s on the heels of a season in which they couldn’t do any better than the one-off Wild Card play-in.

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2019 Chicago Cubs Have Alarming Number of Similarities to 2004

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(Editor’s note: this originally ran on the eve of the final home series vs. St. Louis, but we’re re-publishing it here and now as sadly, the prophecy has come true.

“History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes,” as Mark Twain is often reputed to have said. While the final chapter is yet to be written, the story of the current Chicago Cubs greatly mirrors the narrative of the 2004 vintage.

Hopefully, for all those involved the ending is different i.e. better this time around, but as it stands now, the tale of these two seasons reflect one another; even on a more significant off-the-field dimension.

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Astros, Dodgers, Yankees Emerging as Strongest World Series Favorites

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It’s just 12 days until the Major League Baseball postseason begins and a little over a month until the 2019 World Series is upon us. This year the fall classic will begin with game one on Oct 22nd, and if necessary, end with game seven on Oct. 30th.

So who are the leading contenders to get there and win it all? Well, you have some of the usual suspects, but the heaviest favorite, according to the 2019 World Series Odds is actually a team with just one World Series title, achieved only two seasons ago- the Houston Astros. However, two Fall Classic regulars, the New York Yankees and L.A. Dodgers, are very close behind.

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Chicago Cubs Upcoming Tribute to WGN-TV Rings Very Hollow

WGN-TV began broadcasting Chicago Cubs games way back in 1948, and they currently have the longest running relationship with a Major League Baseball team.

The 72-year partnership comes to an end next Saturday, Sept. 21 with the final Cubs home broadcast on the network. Damned if they do, and damned if they don’t, the team will honor WGN-TV with a ceremony at their home game against the Cardinals that day.

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Cubs, Leicester City Fan Arlo White Has Dream Night at Wrigley Field

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2016 was the year of incredible, fairy tale level championship in sport. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time since 1908. Leicester City, promoted to the Premier League for the first time in over a decade just one season prior, won the title despite the very longest of odds.

And the city of Cleveland, with three major league sports franchises but no titles since 1964, saw Lebron James and the Cavaliers win it all. The first two meant a whole lot to Arlo White, NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League announcer.

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Hack Wilson: a Chicago Cubs Story of RBIs, Booze and Brawling

There is a brick outside Wrigley Field that honors Hack Wilson; accompanying the flag that flies atop the roof, also glorifying the Great Depression era slugger. Wilson is also enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, largely on the strength of his 56 home run, 191 RBI season of 1930.

His National League single season home run record didn’t fall until the steroid era, and his Major League Baseball single season RBIs record still stands to this day, having made it through the PEDs craziness of the 1990s and 2000s. For a few years, Hack Wilson was legitimately standing eye-to-eye with Babe Ruth. Yet his career end before his mid 30s, with under 250 homers to his name.

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Five Things to Know About Playing Baseball

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Playing baseball involves throwing, hitting, and catching the ball. If you have the skills, and the right playing equipment you can enhance your performance with regular practice. Reviews from Bat Sleeves on basketball player’s accessories and equipment show that, if you do not get high-quality gear and equipment, it becomes harder to train, and achieve excellence. If you know the rules of the game, and you are passionate about playing it, then you can excel in it. [Read more…]

How the Baseball Hall of Fame Acknowledges the Steroids Era

To me, the most interesting aspect of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is what passes as “the steroids wing.” The entire steroids era, from approximately the mid 1990s to the early 2010s is covered by just one display case, which focuses on artifacts relating to PEDs or performance enhancing drugs.

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How to Store and Protect Your Cubs Throwback Jerseys 

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Baseball is definitely a memorabilia sport; from baseball uniforms to collectible sports cards, what could be a passion purchase today may become a valued treasure in the future. While most Chicago baseball fans love to collect Cubs Throwback Jerseys to wear at home and away games, some people will choose to store their authentics and replicas that honor players from years gone by.

To honor your favorite baseball players by wearing one of many styles of Cubs throwback jerseys that are now available, you will want store, clean, and protect these clothing items so that they stay in pristine condition and the colors don’t fade. 

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Chicago Cubs Fan Guide to Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown

Sometimes for better, often for worse, the Chicago Cubs have a very prominent place in baseball history. This is undeniable, as they are one of the sport’s biggest brands, and their imprint at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York  is expectedly massive.

Let’s take a look at what Cubs fans need to see and experience when they visit the Hall of Fame. First though a little history about why the museum is located where it is.

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Baseball Rules Explained – What You Need to  Know

Just like any other sports Baseball is a thrilling game that dates as far as 1744. The game has its own culture and rules that make it more popular and phenomenal. What is unique about this game is that It is only dominated in America and particularly in North America.

The game is also played in other countries such as Japan and Canada. And the good part is that the rules of the game are all the same in all the said countries.

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