Cubs World Series Champions!

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  1. peakrut

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    After all these years I thought I would never get to say World Series Champions. 1984, 89, and 2003 were such heart breakers.
    Now I can bury that along with the lovable losers nickname. Great series and one stressful game 7 but one of the best in the history of the World series in my lifetime.

    Go Cubs Go
     
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    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    It takes 108 outs to win the NLCS and 108 outs to win the World Series (27 outs per game x 4 games won = 108 outs).

    — AG Spalding, the Chicago Cubs’ first manager and owner of the Spalding sporting goods, wrote a rule into the National League’s first set of rules requiring teams to only use Spalding baseballs. His baseballs have 108 stitches. His office was at 108 W. Madison.

    — The distance from both the left field and right field foul poles to home plate at Wrigley Field is 108 meters.

    — The City of Chicago’s zoning records show that Planned Development #108 belongs to Wrigley Field. There are 1,336 planned developments in Chicago.

    — The Ricketts family, who own the Cubs, made their fortune with Omaha-based TD Ameritrade. Its corporate headquarters are located on 108th Avenue.

    — The movies Taking Care of Businessand Back to the Future Part II both feature the Cubs winning the World Series. Both movies are 108 minutes long.

    — The Cubs’ lawsuit against the State of Illinois to have games at night at Wrigley Field was recorded in Volume 108 of the Illinois Supreme Court Reports.

    — The World Series trophy is made of silver, which carries the atomic weight of 108.

    — 108 is a sacred number in Yoga. Jake Arrieta does yoga six days a week.

    — Cubs star pitcher Jon Lester was born in the 108th largest city in the US, Tacoma Washington (according to the 2010 National Census).

    — NLCS Game 2 and Game 6 starting pitcher was Kyle Hendricks. Hendricks was born on 12/7/89. 12+7+89=108.

    — The Cubs honor the military every game. The “Chicago Brigade” of the US Army National Guard is the 108th.

    — Frank Nitti, treasurer of Al Capone’s organization and leader of the Untouchables, used to own Harry Caray’s Restaurant’s building. Capone’s organization made $108 million per year.

    — The Billy Goat Curse is a Greek curse. In the Greek translation of the Bible, the worst curses are all found in Psalm 108.

    — The Cubs won their 108th game by scoring 10 runs, winning by 8 (Game 4 2016 NLCS) (

    — Jon Lester won Game 5 of this year's NLCS by throwing exactly 108 pitches.
     
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    Can Bartman go outside again? Or is his life still ruined?
     
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    frenchbritt123 Grizzled Veteran

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    prove it. :)
     
  6. tynimiller

    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    Nah...just saw it, not claiming it all as Gospel. It was written a while ago too...hence why it actually took more than 108 outs for this world series (extra inning :D )
     
  7. Pitman

    Pitman Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I know it wasnt you.. but someone must have been bored to write all of that out, true or not. lol
     
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    Western MA Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I'm glad they won and am happy for the Cubs fans. I knew the feeling all too well until the Red Sox fortunes changed. I am a die hard Red Sox fan from Massachusetts, however, we used to have a AA Pittsfield Cubs minor league team in our town when I was a kid. It was the best. I remember watching Jamie Moyer, Greg Maddux, Raphael Palmiero, Joe Girardi, and Mark Grace growing up, along with many others. I have all of their autographs on a youth glove I had!
     
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    LOL. Not sure...but did you see the parabolic mike guy ALMOST do the same thing?
     

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