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Congrats, rED (and all baseball fans)!

November 3, 2016
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We now interrupt our regular programming to bring you highlights from the historical Game 7 of the World Series, as Cubs beat the Indians.

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  1. RoBBins permalink*
    November 3, 2016 11:30 am

    Not a huge baseball fan, but that game was incredible to watch. Congrats, rED! 108 years in the making!

  2. Blankman permalink*
    November 4, 2016 12:07 am

    One of the best World Series ever. That game 7 was probably one of the best WS games. The only one that comes close to that one was, in my opinion (because I’m a lifelong Dodgers fan), is the one where Kirk Gibson hobbled to the plate and hit the game-winning homerun. Gibson’s long ball & Orel Hershiser’s pitching generated the momentum that would carry the Dodgers to capture the series in 1988. That was the last Dodgers World Series championship. However, that wasn’t a game 7 situation. Therefore, last night’s Cubs win is the greatest ever.

    I wish more of you guys were baseball fans. I understand a lot of the criticisms of how long the games are, games that lack offensive output, how it translates on television, etc. However, baseball will always hold a special place in this sports fan’s heart. Man, I’m going to miss Vin Scully’s amazing calls & voice. Talk about historical moments this season! Now if only the Dodgers can snag Theo Epstein as their president. Curse breaker extraordinaire with the Red Sox & Cubs. The dude is a fricking genius.

    • November 4, 2016 5:57 am

      Well, one of the ways to enjoyment in any sport, is being around those who know and love it. 🙂 Great playoff series in any sports help their cause. Great stuff!

  3. November 4, 2016 6:54 pm

    Being from the Midwest I was torn as who to root for. I liked the Indians early on, but how the Cubs came back in the series was special. Game 7 was spectacular. Every 5 years or so I tune into the WS. This was one of those years. Good good stuff.

    • November 4, 2016 7:10 pm

      Hey, hey! Someone is done Friday’s work! WOOO!!!

      (I’m starting Saturday’s work, because, Japan.) LOL!

  4. rEDChief55 permalink*
    November 5, 2016 12:34 pm

    I will use this thread to share the videos I was telling you guys about in party chat. I took my own footage on my phone and GoPro during the last out in Wrigleyville, the party in the street afterwards, and the victory parade literally outside my window. I will eventually get that together too.

    Budweiser used clips from Harry Caray broadcasts to have him call the final out. He died in 1998.

    After game 5 the Go Cubs Go chant could be heard over a mile away

    Same angle but after the World Series win – this sounds like the beginning of the zombie apocalypse and is crazy considering it was a road game and Wrigley was empty

    First commercial I saw after from MLB

  5. rEDChief55 permalink*
    November 5, 2016 12:39 pm

    Separate comment for this – It feels good to be able to watch this link below without misery or anguish, but it’s helpful to watch for you guys to understand context of the curse and the weight it held during that last game as the outcome swayed towards one team and then quickly the other.

    This is the 30 for 30 on the Bartman incident and is a very good watch
    http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=13883887

  6. rEDChief55 permalink*
    November 5, 2016 12:56 pm

    It happened and I still can’t believe it

  7. November 5, 2016 7:26 pm

    rED, thanks for sharing this. I look forward to watching it all!

  8. Blankman permalink*
    November 5, 2016 10:32 pm

    Truly great stuff, rED! As Joe Buck coined, “This place is electric!”

  9. November 14, 2016 1:50 am

    For reference (also posted in Weekly OT #25). Outstanding story of the man behind the WS winners (plural).

    https://theringer.com/2016-world-series-chicago-cubs-theo-epstein-analytics-war-9f1248c44eb7#.tmd5ivvpi

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