Santana performs national anthem

I love this rendition of the national anthem, performed by Carlos Santana and his son Salvador prior to Game 4 of the 2014 World Series.


Infographic: 2016 World Series Cubs

This infographic from CSN Chicago provides a timeline of when and how some of the more notable names on the Cubs roster were acquired, starting in 2009, en route to the 2016 World Series.

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Cubs win the World Series!

Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs on their World Series victory!  108 years is a long time to wait for a championship.

And congrats to Ben Zobrist on being named Series MVP.  I would have liked to have kept him in Kansas City, but I can’t help but be happy for him, all the same.

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Quote of the day

Every year the World Series should go seven games for the dramatics of it.

~Dan Quisenberry

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Quote of the day

If the World Series runs until election day, the networks will run the first one-half inning and project the winner.

~Lindsey Nelson

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2016 World Series schedule

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Wow!  While most years I feel pretty neutral about the World Series (unless, of course, the Royals are in it), this year, I must confess, I will be rooting for the Cubs.  Part of the reason lies in the fact that they will be facing off against the Indians, and if the Royals can’t win the Series, then I would prefer that nobody else in the AL Central win it.  Also, the historian in me can’t help but get excited about the fact that, this year, I may have the opportunity to see a huge bit of baseball history.  True, both teams have had quite a World Series drought, but the one that Chicago finds itself up against is one of legendary proportions.  Go Cubs!

If you plan to follow along, Game 1 is slotted to take place on Tuesday night in Cleveland.  The schedule is as follows:

All first pitch times ET

Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 25: Cubs at Indians, 8:08 p.m.
Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 26: Cubs at Indians, 8:08 p.m.
Game 3: Friday, Oct. 28: Indians at Cubs, 8:08 p.m.
Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 29: Indians at Cubs, 8:08 p.m.
Game 5*: Sunday, Oct. 30: Indians at Cubs, 8:15 p.m.
Game 6*: Tuesday, Nov. 1: Cubs at Indians, 8:08 p.m.
Game 7*: Wednesday, Nov. 2: Cubs at Indians, 8:08 p.m.
*if necessary


This day in baseball: Schilling’s shutout

On October 21, 1993, Curt Schilling became the first Phillies pitcher to throw a shutout in a World Series game.  Schilling shut down the Blue Jays, 2-0, giving up only five hits.

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