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Cleveland Indians World Series Merch Will Be Destroyed

Losing team's gear used to go to charity

(Newser) - Cleveland fans won't be getting any merchandise celebrating an Indians World Series win—and neither will people in need around the world. Championship products are usually produced for both sides so they can be sold to celebrating fans. For 10 years starting in 2005, the losing side's championship... More »

Pariah Cubs Fan Not Emerging Even After World Series Win

Steve Bartman won't 'crash the parade'

(Newser) - Chicago has been waiting for him to come out of hiding for more than a decade—but it doesn't look like the man who was blamed for contributing to the Cubs' 2003 National League Championship loss will be out and about anytime soon, even though his team finally won... More »

One Cubs Fan Spent Game 7 in Dark Cemetery

Wayne Williams was keeping a promise to his father

(Newser) - Hours before the Chicago Cubs took the field for the final game of a historic World Series, 68-year-old Wayne Williams Jr. made the 650-mile drive from his home in North Carolina to Indiana to keep a promise to his father, the News & Observer reports. "We had a pact,... More »

The Cubs Were Reeling Late. Then Came a Pep Talk

'Jason Heyward led the way'

(Newser) - It was, as Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post writes, "nothing short of one of the most thrilling baseball games ever played." And in the aftermath of the Cubs' World Series victory , players are talking about a late pep talk from quiet outfielder Jason Heyward. He called a... More »

Fans Pay Record-Busting Bucks for Game 7 of World Series

Pair of seats behind Cubs dugout went for $19.5K each

(Newser) - A World Series win Tuesday night by the Chicago Cubs against the Cleveland Indians has forced a Game 7—and apparently forced someone with a lot of disposable income to open up quite a bit of their wallet. Per MarketWatch , a pair of seats behind the Cubs dugout at Cleveland'... More »

Celebrities Who Are Rooting for the Cubs

Including Bill Murray with an awesome shirt

(Newser) - The Chicago Cubs need to beat the Cleveland Indians both Tuesday and Wednesday nights if they want to win the World Series for the first time since 1908—and there are a number of celebrities hoping they do just that. CBS rounds up celebrities who have been spotted rooting for... More »

One of Sports' Biggest Execs Walks to Work Unnoticed

Theo Epstein is trying to break another curse, this time with Cubs

(Newser) - Theo Epstein got himself hired as general manager of the Red Sox at age 28 and quickly became known as a baseball wunderkind when Boston busted its curse and won the World Series in 2004. Epstein is 42 now and on the cusp of doing the same for another city... More »

How One Man Made $2.5M Betting on the World Series

'Vegas Dave' and his history of long-shot sports bets

(Newser) - "Vegas" Dave Oancea started his career as a professional gambler by taking out a $10,000 student loan, going straight to Vegas, and putting it all on red. Telling his story to Mel Magazine , Dave says: "It hit, and I turned the 10 grand into 20. That started... More »

This World Series Move Just Won You Free Taco Bell

Chain promised free Crunchwraps for all

(Newser) - The Kansas City Royals won Game 1 of the World Series in a 14-inning thriller that ended early Wednesday morning—and won a free breakfast for everybody in America in the process. Taco Bell promised free AM Crunchwraps—a grilled and stuffed tortilla—for all if a base was stolen... More »

SF World Series Celebration Gets Ugly ... Again

San Francisco got rowdy overnight as fans threw bottles at cops

(Newser) - Just like in 2012 , Giants fans went wild last night in San Francisco as their team took home its third championship in five seasons . But this third time was even less charming: Police made multiple arrests as thousands of fans lit bonfires in the street, sprayed champagne and beer, and... More »

San Francisco Radio Stations Ban Lorde's 'Royals'

At least until the World Series is over

(Newser) - From now until the end of the World Series, you probably won't be hearing Lorde's hit song, "Royals," playing in San Francisco. Locals have been asking the city's radio stations to ban the song until the series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas... More »

Rare Footage of Scandal-Hit World Series Found —in Permafrost

Yukon find shows 1919 'Black Sox' series

(Newser) - Footage of one of the most shameful episodes in baseball history has been found in one of the last places you'd look for anything—under a disused ice rink in the Yukon. The newsreel film of the infamously fixed 1919 World Series between the Chicago White Sox and the... More »

Emotional Red Sox Fans Kiss Marathon Finish Line

Meanwhile, riots break out in New Hampshire, at UMass

(Newser) - Celebrations—and, occasionally, riots—broke out all over Red Sox Nation following last night's World Series win, the team's first at Fenway since 1918. But one gathering had particular poignancy: Many of the fans pouring out of Fenway made their way to the Boston Marathon finish line, bringing... More »

St. Louis Man Busted Over World Series Tweets

His last job was as a social media manager

(Newser) - A few years back, Bobby Metzinger's "social media expertise" landed him a job in the field; now, it's landed him in court. Metzinger, a 30-year-old former social media manager for a marketing company, is reportedly a St. Louis Cardinals fan. As the World Series kicked off, Metzinger... More »

World Series Ticket Accidentally Sold for $3

Looks like someone forgot a few zeros

(Newser) - A baseball fan got the steal of a lifetime. Someone selling a ticket to Game 1 of the World Series at Fenway Park accidentally forgot some zeroes and sold it on StubHub for $3. With the service fee, the lucky fan, named Eric, was able to wrap up the whole... More »

DiMaggio Ring, Possibly Stolen, Heads to Auction

Yankee may not have owned 1951 World Series token

(Newser) - A 1951 World Series ring headed to auction has Joe DiMaggio's name etched inside—but it comes with a healthy supply of contention. First off, the ring may never have belonged to the baseball great; the auctioneer says DiMaggio rejected the ring's initial design. And if he did... More »

SF Giants Fans Go Bonkers

City erupts after World Series sweep

(Newser) - Giants fans went crazy last night in San Francisco after their team trounced the Detroit Tigers in a clean sweep to grab their second World Series title in three years. Bar crowds near the ballpark and across the city poured into the streets, and thousands watching the big game on... More »

Baseball Rarity: Yankees Get Swept by Tigers

It wasn't even close

(Newser) - It's a tough night to be a Yankees fan. The Detroit Tigers thumped the Yanks 8-1 tonight to sweep the ALCS and advance to the World Series. How bad was it?
  • The Yankees not only failed to win a game, they never even led one, points out the New
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Curt Schilling May Sell the Bloody Sock

He used it as collateral to get loans for his video game company

(Newser) - Cooperstown might be about to lose a priceless piece of baseball history.* Curt Schilling apparently pledged the famous "bloody sock" he wore during Game Two of the 2004 World Series as collateral when taking out loans for his now-defunct video game company, 38 Studios, the Boston Globe reports,... More »

Cardinals Win World Series

St. Louis beats Texas in Game 7, 6-2

(Newser) - It lacked the drama of Game 6 , but Cardinals fans don't care: St. Louis beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 tonight to win the World Series. The Cardinals went up for good in the third on a solo home run from Allen Craig that made it 3-2.... More »

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