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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Former White Sox First Round Pick Achieves Crash Davis Style Record

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Bull Durham is perhaps the best written sports movie of all-time. Since Ron Shelton’s classic came out in 1988, numerous passages of dialogue have been cited and interwoven into the baseball news of the day. Well, get ready for yet another citation.

You might recall this exchange between Crash Davis (Kevin Costner) and Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon).

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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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Time to Rethink Black Sox Legacy Amid Field of Dreams Game

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Shoeless Joe Jackson, and the rest of his teammates banned from baseball due to the Black Sox scandal, are not in the Hall of Fame, but they do have a strong presence in Cooperstown.

On the main level of the baseball hall of fame, you’ll see prominent photos of Shoeless Joe, the 1919 Chicago White Sox, and various artifacts relating to the team and the scandal. The hall has ace pitcher Eddie Cicotte’s pocket watch, manager Kid Gleason’s jersey and the very first ball thrown in the World Series on display.

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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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Chicago White Sox Fan Guide to Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown

The Chicago White Sox, via Shoeless Joe Jackson and the Black Sox affair of the 1919 World Series, brought us the most interesting and captivating moment in baseball history. They, along with the gamblers, also inspired the greatest book and movie in baseball history.

With this in mind, you knew there was going to be representation at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Gambling is big now, especially at uudet nettikasinot, so maybe it’s time to rethink the Black Sox? We’ve covered that in previous post yesterday, which you can read over at this link, so now we’ll take a look at what else White Sox fans need to see and experience when they visit the Hall of Fame.

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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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Recapping the Chicago Cubs Minor Moves on Trade Deadline Day

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Happy Major League Baseball trade deadline day Chicago Cubs fans! The team was extremely busy today, but it wasn’t really earth-shattering in terms of consequence. They added a decent bat for an ailing offense, and imprved a bullpen that is nothing short of a dumpster fire right now. There were a few minor moves made on trade deadline day and the overall net result is….??

…nothing to drop your jaw about, but the net result could be decent. There was some decent business done, but there was also some garbage for garbage dealing. Have the Cubs done enough now to win the NL Central? Well, no one really seems all that interested in claiming the division, so perhaps yes.

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Cubs Strong Showing on Forbes List Undermines Ricketts Claims

Hey, can you help a billionaire out and spare some change? Times are just so tough right now, especially for members of the family that founded the TD Ameritrade empire. As you will recall from this past winter, Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts consistently cried and wailed about how his club had no money to spend on Bryce Harper, or any other prominent free agents this offseason.

Ricketts even backed out of his annual panel at the Cubs Convention in January, so as to not face the music from Cubs fans for their winter of discontent with the direction of the club.

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