Cubs open World Series in Cleveland

American League won All Star Game to open Fall Classic series

So the Chicago Cubs, who had the best record in Major League Baseball this season with a 103-58 mark, landing in the top 15 of MLB club records but behind their 1906 mark of 116 wins.  They broke their own home win record with 57 won games and now they look to break the curse that has kept them out of the World Series since 1945.  Between the Cubs and the Indians, they have waited a combined 176 years for this moment.

“Hopefully, they’ll be able to get this done,” Cubs manager Joe cubs-world-series-1Maddon said of his club, “and at that point, you can really reflect on everything and interact with the folks, and really try to get down to the root of all this. But in the meantime, man, I really anticipate and expect our guys to stay right in the moment.”

“I think that stuff is for fans,” Tribe manager Terry Francona said. “I think fans enjoy talking or commiserating, however you want to put it. But I don’t feel responsible for the fact that my dad couldn’t win. That was his fault. We’re going to have our hands full playing against the Cubs. And trying to go back and win for years, that doesn’t help.”

The game kicks off at 8 PM tonight at Progressive Field in Cleveland.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so grab yours today and help cheer on your Chicago Cubs in the 2016 Fall Classic!

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Cubs sweep Pirates, await Cardinals

After reeling off 20 total runs in three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates (to their eight runs) the Chicago Cubs (47-20, 1st AL Central) are looking to repeat the process against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals beginning tonight thru Wednesday.

Last night, SP Kyle Hendrix was on fire, striking out a career high 12 batters with no walks over six innings becoming the first Cub starter to do so since Matt Garza in 2011.  The win put the Cubs a full 12 games ahead of the visiting Cardinals.  Wilson Contreras also had his first home run of his MLB career.

“He [Hendricks] was really, really good,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “Great location, great movement, kept repeating his delivery, nice plays defensively.”

Tonight’s game against the Cards kicks off at 7:05.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Chicago Cubs!

Don’t forget to get your Cubs Votes in for All Star Weekend!

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Mets Sweep Cubs – World Series Bound

The lack of a bullpen doomed the Chicago Cubs from the start of this series but the Mets hitting is what dominated this series to propel New York into the World Series.  The Mets outscored the Cubs 21-8, knocked in three more home runs and had an amazing .833 OPS to the Cubs .522.

The Mets were led by Daniel Murphy who htan amazing record six straight home runs in six consecutive games, setting an MLB record.  Murphy is the first player in major league history to produce at least eight hits and four homers in a postseason series that was four or fewer games in length.

“I can’t even explain Murphy,” Mets hitting coach Kevin Long said. “Murphy is on a different planet right now. He really is. The last at-bat, he’s looking for a changeup, and he hits a 97-mph fastball out. That’s where he’s at right now. It’s mind-boggling. It really is.”

The Mets now await the winners of the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays.  Now is the time to get your tickets and make sure you cheer on your New York Mets in the World Series

Ramirez lifts Brewers past Cubbies

The Milwaukee Brewers secured their first series win this weekend after losing the initial game in the series 0-1.  Last night, Aramis Ramirez hit a solo home run in the second inning then wrapped up the game with a tie-breaking two run single in the eighth inning.

“I think we’re just getting healthy,” said Ramirez. “We got [center fielder Carlos Gomez] back, we’re starting to swing the bats better. We’ve had really good pitching, especially in this series. That’s the key. If you pitch good, you’re going to win some ballgames.

The Cubs hit the road for a three game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help support your Chicago Cubs.

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Baseball’s No. 1 Prospect living the Cubs Life

The Chicago Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant is already ML ready according to his agent and the team.  Bryant, who drove in 43-home runs while serving Double and Triple-A duty last season.  Although there is talk of the Cubbies “hiding” Bryant until May or June, MLBPA director Tony Clark eluded that doing so takes away from the spirit of the game.

“We have always (believed) – and will continue to believe – that it’s in everyone’s best interests to have the best players playing at any particular time,” Clark said. “Any rules that are in place that some may be using against the spirit of how they may have been designed, we don’t believe (that’s) in anyone’s best interest – the fans, or anyone that loves our games, the players, or even the clubs for that matter.  We will continue – as we always have – to monitor those types of scenarios and situations in the hopes that everybody does what’s best for the game.”

The Cubs take on the Oakland Athletics this Thursday at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available.  Be sure to get yours now!

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Rebuilding program getting hard to live with

When Theo Epstein took over as President of Baseball Operations in 2011, he knew that it would take some time to rebuild the Cubs into a franchise that fans would be proud of.  Fast forward three seasons and the former Executive of the Decade (from his time with the Boston Red Sox) is beginning to feel the frustration and heat from fans.

“We feel the same frustration,” Epstein said. “But I think I’d be really compromising the organization if we decided just because we were frustrated and people around us were frustrated that we would scrap the plan and try to add some things cosmetically to make it look better than it really is.  There’s a really high bar we’re aiming for and we know we’re going to get there and it’s going to be sustainable.”

Be sure to get your tickets and support your Chicago Cubs as they try and win the NL Central in 2014.