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    division in the National League as three prominent teams battled for the division crown. The St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs all had a chance to win the division down the stretch. However, after the Cardinals won the division by two games (100-62), the Pirates (98-64) and Cubs (97-65) secured both spots in the National League Wild Card Game, where the two division foes met for a chance to face St. Louis in the NLDS. 

St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals have controlled the NL Central in recent years. Although all three years have seen tight races, St. Louis has captured the division crown in each the last three seasons.

This offseason, the Cardinals suffered a few major…

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    Chicago Cubs Case Study

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    for the Chicago Cubs, who have been on a 108 -year quest to win the World Series. When Epstein was named the new President of Baseball Operations, Cubs fans would stop him on the streets of Chicago delving into conversations such as: “My dad is 87 years old and has been waiting all his life to see the Cubs win a World Series – what should I tell him?” Epstein always had the same reply, “I would say, ‘Tell him to take his vitamins,…

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    The city of Chicago was still. It was Game 7 of the World Series, and the Cleveland Indians were hosting the Chicago Cubs. 108 years of pain and sadness could be wiped away. Everyone was somewhere, ready to watch one of the biggest games of baseball to ever be played. I was at a watch party with a bunch of diehard Cub fans. Now I was by far a big fan myself, but I had kept track of the postseason run, and I knew how big this game was to my friends. Before the game even started, it was clear to…

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    The Chicago Cubs Essay

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    The year was 1906 and the Chicago White Sox were playing the Chicago Cubs in the World Series. The Chicago White Sox ended up winning the World Series that year, but the Cubs had shown they were a capable team and retaliated in 1907 by winning the World Series. They went on to win in 1908 as well, putting them ahead as a stand-out team in the MLB. However, despite these two early World Series wins, the Cubs have not managed to emerge victorious again. Even stacked in 1962 with a team…

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    45 states, where women could not vote, where the television and the radio did not exist. It is hard to imagine such a place, but it did exist. It existed 108 years ago when the Chicago Cubs last won the World Series (Cooper). Since then fans have looked near and far for an explanation as to why their beloved team could not win the World Championship. The most common and widely accepted cause for the Cubs’ failure is the Curse of the Billy Goat. Although the Chicago Cubs stunned America by…

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    Bandwagon Fan In Sports

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    are in the playoffs, or are about to win a title, more than likely can be considered as bandwagon fans (“How to Identify a Bandwagon Fan”). A friend of mine, by the name of Sam Johnson, is a major bandwagon fan because of the N.F.L team he likes and roots for. For so long Sam was a Indianapolis Colts fan, and then about a couple of years ago, when the Carolina Panthers started to win, Sam changed favorite teams and is currently a Panther fan. Sam Johnson is the exact definition of a true…

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    “ “The Cubs win 1908 World Series!” “Team poised For a Century-Long Dynasty After Second Consecutive World Title.” The headlines read on the morning of Thursday, October 15, 1908. This was the last time Cubs have won the world series. Here is the story of how the curse was broken this year. Two outs, bases loaded,two strikes, it’s all up to little Jimmy Howard. Joe takes a lead off third eyeing the plate. The pitcher winds up then delivers. The ball sailed in the air like it was in slow…

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    Team Cohesion Analysis

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    Another way team sports bring about the paradox of being linked but separate is with their fans. Looking at professional sports teams people can see the vast fan bases and how connected they are to that team. Even though, in some cases they do not necessarily live in the same city, state, or country. While watching the World Series, I could see how connected some of these fans were and how invested they were into their teams. Even though the Chicago Cubs had not won a world series since 1908,…

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    later months of September and October. Only if your heart belongs to the north side of Chicago do you experience this in early July. After the Chicago Cubs came sprinting out of the gate to an amazing 25-6 start, cubbies fans across the country were bold in the fact that this was going to be it, next season was finally here. Finishing the first half of the season with a 6-15 record has brought all the noise to a screeching halt. I want to believe that the remainder of the season will be a…

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    The Chicago Cubs is one of the best professional baseball teams. The Cubs compete in Major League. And, as a member of the National League, the club has a countless number of achievements. But who made the baseball club so unbeatable, so famous? Here is Part 2 of the top Chicago Cubs Players of all time. 5. Cap Anson – First Baseman, Third Baseman and Catcher for the Cubs from 1876-1897 Cap played 2277 games. He got a total of 3022 hits, 97 HRs 1880 RBIs, 1722 Runs, and built up a .332 BA.…

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