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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 »

Good News for Chicago Kids About Cubs Parade, Rally

They won't have to skip school to attend

(Newser) - Ecstatic Chicago Cubs fans are expected to amass downtown Friday for a parade and rally to honor the new World Series champions. The celebration of the Cubs' first title in 108 years will kick off when team buses leave Wrigley Field at 10am for an official launch of the parade... 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 »

Cubs Fans Go Wild as 108-Year Drought Ends

'Next year' has finally arrived

(Newser) - In Chicago, next year is here. At exactly 11:47pm local time Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series title that had eluded them for 108 years. Fans who packed bars to watch the games on television near Wrigley Field—neither of which existed back in 1908—erupted... More »

Curse Over: Cubs Win It All in Game 7

Beat Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10th inning

(Newser) - Mike Montgomery retired Michael Martinez for the final out with a runner on in the 10th inning, and the Chicago Cubs ended baseball's longest championship drought by beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the World Series, the AP reports. The Cubs won their first championship since... 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 »

Cubs Take It to Game 7

They hammer Indians 9-3

(Newser) - After 108 years, what's one more day? The Chicago Cubs are far from finished—they're frothing. Addison Russell hit a grand slam and tied a World Series record with six RBIs, and Chicago took advantage of a huge early misplay in Cleveland's outfield as the Cubs throttled... 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 »

Cubs Survive, Send Series Back to Cleveland

Indians still lead 3-2, will play at home Tuesday

(Newser) - They're going back to Cleveland. The Chicago Cubs avoided elimination and kept their World Series hopes alive with a 3-2 win Sunday night at Wrigley Field, reports the AP . The Indians still lead the Series 3-2, with Game 6 set for Tuesday night in Cleveland. The Cubs brought in... More »

Cubs on Thin Ice: Indians Win Again

Cleveland takes 3-1 lead in World Series

(Newser) - Chicago Cubs fans who were delirious that their team made it into the World Series now face the prospect of watching them lose it all Sunday night on home turf. The Cleveland Indians won Game 4 easily Saturday night, 7-2, to take a 3-1 lead in the series, reports the... More »

Indians Win Nail-Biter, Take Lead in Series

Cleveland beats the Cubs at Wrigley, 1-0

(Newser) - The Cleveland Indians spoiled the fun for fans at Wrigley Field Friday night with a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. The victory puts the Indians up 2-1 in the World Series, with Game 4 Saturday night at Wrigley. Cleveland broke the scoreless tie in the seventh inning on an... More »

A Folk Hero Is Born: Unlikely Star Emerges for Cubs

Kyle Schwarber isn't supposed to be doing what he's doing

(Newser) - Even those not paying close attention to the World Series might be hearing the name Kyle Schwarber being thrown around a lot after the first two games. As in, "The Legend of Kyle Schwarber" as the Chicago Cubs catcher puts it, per USA Today . The 23-year-old suffered a devastating... More »

Cubs Tie Series, Get Ready to Face the Curse

Arrieta pitched no-hitter into 6th inning

(Newser) - Jake Arrieta made a teasing try at history, Kyle Schwarber drove in two runs, and the Chicago Cubs brushed off a shutout to even the World Series with their first Fall Classic win in 71 years, 5-1 over the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 on Wednesday night. Arrieta carried a... More »

In First World Series Game, a Solid Shutout

Chicago Cubs lost 6-0 to the Cleveland Indians

(Newser) - Corey Kluber got the Cleveland Indians off to a great start and Roberto Perez finished off the Chicago Cubs in their first World Series game since 1945. Kluber pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Perez hit two home runs, and the Indians beat the Cubs 6-0 in the opener Tuesday... 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 »

There's Pricey, Then There's World Series Tickets Pricey

One ticket might cost you an arm and a leg

(Newser) - Fans hoping to see the Cubs play in the World Series for the first time since 1945 are finding a seat could cost them more than what their grandparents paid for their houses. The euphoria from Saturday night's victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers gave way Monday to the... More »

Ohio, Illinois Govs' World Series Bet: Beer ... Mustard?

Pizza for Bruce Rauner, 'fan favorites' like ballpark mustard for John Kasich

(Newser) - The governors of Illinois and Ohio have bet each other cases of beer, pizza, and other ballpark favorites ahead of the World Series contest between the Cubs and the Indians. In a Monday tweet , Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wagered an extra-large Chicago-style deep-dish pizza and a case of microbrew... More »

Cubs Will Play in World Series

Chicago advances, will face Cleveland

(Newser) - The Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back to the World Series. Kyle Hendricks outpitched Clayton Kershaw, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras homered early, and the Cubs won their first pennant since 1945, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Saturday night in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series.... More »

Bill Murray Holds White House Press Briefing

He talks Cubs baseball and the plight of trees in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Bill Murray stepped in for White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Friday, holding his own short briefing in the White House press room, the Chicago Tribune reports. Murray, as one would expect, used his time to discuss the Chicago Cubs with the handful of assembled reporters, one of whom... More »

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