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2016 MLB Playoffs, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Commentary -

Who knows why the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 on Wednesday, winning their first World Series since 1908, the year Jack Johnson became the first black heavyweight champion. Some Cubs fans will tip their hats to the pluck and resilience of their young team, which had trailed in the series 3-1. Others will […]

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Imagine the Chicago Cubs winning a World Series. Seriously, picture the idea of baseball’s lovable losers finally having things go their way just long enough for them to finish the season on top for the first time since 1908. How would you write that script? It couldn’t be easy because a team and fan base […]

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2016 MLB Playoffs, Chicago, Chicago Cubs, Edward Bryant, Edwin Bryant, Gun Violence -

Between World Series Games 4 and 5, twin brothers hung out on a popular corner in the Old Town neighborhood. Edwin and Edward Bryant liked sports, McDonalds and flirting with girls. They were 17 years old. They were hanging in a group of kids crowded around the brick wall of an apartment building, across Evergreen […]

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2016 MLB Playoffs, Cleveland Indians, MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates -

The last time the Cleveland Indians won the World Series, in 1948, former Negro League stars Satchel Paige and Larry Doby played on the winning team. The last time the Chicago Cubs played in the Fall Classic, in 1945 — three years before the arrival of Paige and Doby, and 71 years before the franchise’s […]

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2016 MLB Playoffs, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series home game since … wait for it: 1945. Cubs: 1st World Series win at Wrigley Field since October 8, 1945 (Game 6 against Tigers) — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 31, 2016 The Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians, 3-2, on Sunday night thanks to […]

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2016 MLB Playoffs, Chicago Cubs, Commentary, MLB -

“I think we were the only black people there,” my wife said as we were leaving Wrigley Field a few weeks ago. The sentence jarred me a bit, first because it interrupted my reverie after experiencing a rare Cubs playoff victory, and second, because it forced me to realize, once again, that I am a […]

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2016 MLB Playoffs, All Day, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, Daily Dose, MLB, NBA -

So, we’re building a new podcast studio of sorts here at The Undefeated, so prepare yourself for a lot more in that space and a far larger variety of personalities. Should be fun, kiddos. There are certain parts of the GOP that are melting down right before our very eyes. On Tuesday night, former House […]

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2016 MLB Playoffs, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, LeBron James, NBA -

I scream, you scream, and LeBron James, apparently, all scream for ice cream. At least, that’s what the Cleveland Cavaliers forward said when asked what could make Tuesday night’s NBA season opener against the New York Knicks even better. “I don’t know,” James said last week, “having an ice cream truck outside both arenas at […]

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2016 MLB Playoffs, Chicago Cubs, Dexter Fowler, MLB -

The first black man to play in Major League Baseball was Brooklyn Dodger and Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson. The first African-Americans to play in a World Series were Robinson and teammate Dan Bankhead. When the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians square off on Tuesday night in Cleveland at Progressive Field, Cubs center fielder and […]

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2016 MLB Playoffs, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, LeBron James, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, NBA -

The Cleveland Indians are in the World Series, and Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James couldn’t be happier. On Thursday, James said he’s looking forward to receiving his NBA championship ring next Tuesday, the same night the Indians will host a World Series game. “From a fan’s perspective, is there any better way? Maybe have an ice […]

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