CHICAGO (AP) – Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back to the World Series.
Sorry, but I don’t want the Cubs to win the World Series. That franchise’s 108-year run of ineptitude – punctuated by Bartman, billy goats, and memorably bad baseball – is one of the sport’s most compelling story lines. Sacrificing so much delicious history for the brief satisfaction of a Michigan Avenue parade seems an unworthy trade-off.
CLEVELAND (AP) – Actor Charlie Sheen, who played the bespectacled Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn in the movie “Major League,” has offered to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before one of this year’s World Series games.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – One win away. Two chances at home. Seven decades of waiting.
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Cubs beat Dodgers 8-4, head home with 3-2 lead in NLCS
CLEVELAND (AP) – Wild Thing is warming up for the Indians.
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‘Wild Thing’ offers to throw out ceremonial first pitch
HAZLETON, Pa. – A sliding door inside Cusat’s Café separates the restaurant from the bar, where smoking is allowed, pizza is “pitz” and a can of cold Yuengling is $1.
TORONTO (AP) – MVP: Most Versatile Pitcher.
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Miller’s Moment: Cleveland reliever chosen MVP of ALCS
LOS ANGELES (AP) – After striking out in his first two at-bats, Anthony Rizzo needed something to bust his slump. He found it in teammate Matt Szczur’s bat.
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Cubs homer twice in 10-2 win over Dodgers; tie NLCS 2-2
TORONTO (AP) – For the Cleveland Indians, the script was the same every game – hope for the best from whoever they started, then count on Andrew Miller and the bullpen to close it out.
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On Merritt: Indians go to World Series, top Toronto in ALCS