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Does Kyle Schwarber's AFL assignment signal chance of World Series return?
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Kyle Schwarber might have a shot to return to the Cubs during the World Series. (AP) Here’s some news that will no doubt pique the interest of Chicago Cubs fans. It should also have the Cleveland Indians paying close attention. Injured slugger Kyle Schw…Share Tweet
The National League Championship Series between the Dodgers and the Cubs resumes tonight at 8 p.m. ET at Wrigley Field. Chicago, leading the series, 3-2, would clinch a World Series berth with a victory.Share Tweet
Essay: From Shared Dartmouth Floor, an Ascension for Alexi Pappas and Kyle Hendricksnytimes.com 4 hours agoPappas competed for the Greece track and field team in the Rio Olympics this summer, and Hendricks is a starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.Share Tweet
In Baseball’s Postseason, Slumping Batters Embrace the Unorthodoxnytimes.com 5 hours agoBaseball players’ relationships with their bats are personal. So when someone like the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo is mired in a slump, sometimes some improvisation is necessary.Share TweetKershaw. Cubs. At Wrigley. If you watch only one ballgame, this is it.Share Tweet
Warming up: Real-time on site before Gm. 6MLB.com 7 hours agoWith a spot in the World Series at stake, we're on the scene around Chicago and at Wrigley Field prior to Game 6 of the National League Championship Series between the Dodgers and Cubs to help get you fired up for tonight's game.Share TweetMLB.com 21 hours agoAs the National League Championship Series shifts back to Chicago with the Cubs up, 3-2, four of the best pitchers in the league are set to start if the Dodgers manage to force a decisive Game 7.Share Tweet
Vote for Best Manager, Exec in MLB AwardsMLB.com 22 hours agoWill Joe Maddon of the Cubs repeat as Best Manager? Who will succeed Kansas City general manager Dayton Moore after his back-to-back awards for Best Executive? Will remaining postseason games make a difference in your thinking?Share Tweet
Heyward should start Game 6 in right fieldMLB.com 22 hours agoIt took 4 hours, 16 minutes to play Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, and the time spent watching Jason Heyward bat must have seemed like a horror film for Cubs fans.Share TweetBill Murray crashes White House press briefing, answers questions about CubsShare Tweet
Start times set for World SeriesMLB.com Oct 18 (4 days ago)Major League Baseball has announced the start times for the World Series, scheduled to begin Tuesday in Cleveland, where the Indians will play host to the winner of the National League Championship Series between the Cubs and Dodgers.Share Tweet
The Art Of Pitch-FramingMar 21Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy explains the finer points of pitch-framing
Miguel Montero Excited For New RotationMar 20Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is ready to work with the new rotation for the team and explains what needs to be worked on in spring training.
Epstein's 'Mission Impossible'Mar 8William Rhoden explains how Theo Epstein went from the Boston Red Sox's "boy wonder" to undertaking an impossible mission as the president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.
Lester Impressive In First Cubs OutingMar 6Jon Lester got his Cubs career underway with his first appearance on the mound in a spring training game.