WS Game 7: A Curse Dies and a Curse Continues

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Beomoose

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My Ma's 63, Illinois born and raised. She raised me a Sox fan because we lived in New England, but she never stopped being loyal to the Cubbies. Real happy with how happy she is right now :)
 

nvalvo

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This might stain Tito's HOF chances slightly. His handling of Kluber probably cost them a ring.
Health willing, let's wait to see what he does with the rest of Cleveland's window: they have a lot of the core of this team through '19 and '20.
 

DeJesus Built My Hotrod

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My Ma's 63, Illinois born and raised. She raised me a Sox fan because we lived in New England, but she never stopped being loyal to the Cubbies. Real happy with how happy she is right now :)
Congrats to mom. I am happy for all die hard Cubbie fans.
 

luckiestman

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Seeing Happy Chapman makes me want to strangle someone - happy for Maddon (even though he totally fucked up these past two games)

If you can't find someone, I've heard popping off a few rounds in your garage is very relaxing
 

steveluck7

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What a baseball game. Being an impartial observer and watching this is just a reminder of why I've loved this sport since I was 5. Of course the Nike commercial with that kid doing what I did countless times was a nice reinforcer, too.
 

rembrat

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My Ma's 63, Illinois born and raised. She raised me a Sox fan because we lived in New England, but she never stopped being loyal to the Cubbies. Real happy with how happy she is right now :)
Aww, moms are my soft spot. Congrats to you and your mama.
 

SKN192

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Congrats to all Cubs fans everywhere.

I'd like to read a Cubs version of the "Win it for..." thread and subsequent book. Stories like that are priceless.
 

BigSoxFan

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Really is nice for long-suffering fans of shitty teams to finally experience victory. Wonder when Yankees fans will finally get their turn.
 

DennyDoyle'sBoil

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They'll honor him now that the schnide is off.
The amazing thing about Bartman is that he owned the narrative by simply shutting it down completely. He never ever sought to engage. Never sought to capitalize or to be a part of the spotlight. He was put in the spotlight against his will and he stepped out of it and never ever waivered. Never threw a first pitch, never took money for an interview, never sought to blame A-Gon or whatever. He disappeared in plain sight. The 30 for 30 about him is amazing.
 

DeadlySplitter

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In the end of this game, the Cubs lineup was relentless enough to keep beating up on tired out pitching (and Shaw had had spurts of sucking in the regular season too). And the Indians just ran out of depth - their 25th guy, Michael Martinez, is a complete JAG had no chance. Meanwhile Almora Jr had a key baserunning play in the 10th inning, a huge contribution for a 25th guy.

This game should have been won 6-2 or something, and Maddon really fucked it up, but the Cubs were able to win out on a talent war of attrition. What a final game
 

dynomite

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No way. He had a much better game than Maddon had.
It's laughable.

Tito took a team that was missing 2 of it's 3 top starters and its All Star Center Fielder to extra innings of Game 7 of the World Series against clearly the best team in MLB.

If anything, this run cemented Tito's legacy as a legendary manager. To suggest otherwise makes no sense to me.

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But moreover, that was one of the best baseball games I've ever seen. We watch sports for these moments, and I'm honored to have gotten to experience the pure joy of watching this incredible game we love played at the absolute highest level by two wonderful teams. These perfect moments are rare, and worthy appreciating.

Congrats to all Cubs fans everywhere -- I know what you're feeling -- and Lester, Ross, Lackey, Theo, Jed, and everyone else who rightfully earned a place in history tonight.

See you in the Series next year!
 
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BigSoxFan

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Really is too bad that history will forget just how bad Jason Heyward's AB in the 10th was.
 

DeadlySplitter

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if Zobrist hits that semi-sharp grounder 6" to the right, it's a DP and who knows. credit to Montero as well to get that deciding insurance run in.

Indians had a golden chance in the bottom 9th, which is all you can ask for after being down 5-1 and 6-3. Top of the lineup against a burnt out Chapman. Kipnis, Lindor and Napoli basically no-showed in this game and that was fatal
 

twoBshorty

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Unfortunate that it had to be at Tito's expense, but 108 years is long enough. Congrats Cubs and Cubs fans.

Theo leaving Boston was one thing, but the way San Diego let Hoyer and McLeod just walk out the door on a lateral move for a scrub PTBNL was beyond stupid. And then Rizzo/Cashner to boot.
 

E5 Yaz

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The best thing about this is that the Cubs become just another championship team. Their immense talent will either go on a winning spree, and people will tire of them, or they'll not live up to expectations and become like the Atlanta Braves ... all those division banners and one title
 

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In the end of this game, the Cubs lineup was relentless enough to keep beating up on tired out pitching (and Shaw had had spurts of sucking in the regular season too). And the Indians just ran out of depth - their 25th guy, Michael Martinez, is a complete JAG had no chance. Meanwhile Almora Jr had a key baserunning play in the 10th inning, a huge contribution for a 25th guy.

This game should have been won 6-2 or something, and Maddon really fucked it up, but the Cubs were able to win out on a talent war of attrition. What a final game

The moment Tito pulled Coco for Martinez I knew that was going to come back to haunt him. But Tito can't be faulted for dealing with the situation that was in front of him--aligning his outfield with his best arms to potentially cut down a run at the plate.
 

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I bet Bartman was watching. He's a Cubs fan. He deserves this night as much as any of them, and more than a number of them.
Agreed, but sports are just games, and not all that important in the grand scheme of things. Bartman probably understands this more than anyone, so good for him if he stopped caring, too.
 

bosockboy

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Unfortunate that it had to be at Tito's expense, but 108 years is long enough. Congrats Cubs and Cubs fans.

Theo leaving Boston was one thing, but the way San Diego let Hoyer and McLeod just walk out the door on a lateral move for a scrub PTBNL was beyond stupid. And then Rizzo/Cashner to boot.
The Rizzo/Cashner deal never gets enough ink. It's like Byrnes was just gift wrapping him for Theo and Jed.