We Were One Home Run Away from Angry Joe Maddon Streaking Wrigley Field
Umpires reversed a strikeout in the eighth inning of Game 4 between the Dodgers and the Cubs, claiming Curtis Granderson fouled the ball off when he didn't. And then Maddon got ejected.
Joe Maddon Is So Overrated
When something goes wrong, the Cubs manager wants us to squint to see the rope burns from where his hands were tied.
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There's a New Philosophy in Tampa: Just Mash Baby
These are not Joe Maddon's Rays. They're content to wallop baseballs, and fine with whiffing on them, too.
White Knuckles, Iffy Moves, and, Finally, a Cubs World Series Win
Game 7 was tense and dramatic, and both teams were changing everything on the fly. Then Ben Zobrist came up to the plate.
What is Aroldis Chapman Going to Have Left for Game 7?
Joe Maddon's curious use of Aroldis Chapman continued into Game 6. Now what for Game 7?
Rich Hill Struck Out Anthony Rizzo, Which Is October Baseball in a Nutshell
Rich Hill and Anthony Rizzo are stand-ins for their teams, and a reminder that the playoffs don't make any sense.
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Knowing, Not-Knowing, October, And Letting Go: David Roth's Weak In Review
Baseball spends a great deal of time and effort trying to figure itself out, which is one of its charms. And then, in October, it's something else entirely.
Cubs Win Bananas Game on Jon Lester's Walk-Off Bunt
The Cubs beat the Mariners last night in a bonkers game that just about everything.
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The Team Effort Behind Cubs Catching Phenom Willson Contreras
Willson Contreras has flattened the National League since debuting with the Cubs in late June. Here's how a cautious third baseman became a breakout catching star.
The Cubs are Winning and Keeping Things Light
The Cubs are playing like an unstoppable force right now. And they're doing it while shirking many of the traditions that have been in the game forever.
Watching Ben Zobrist, Always In The Right Place At The Right Time
Ben Zobrist has had a very successful but unusual career, both because he's been on the right teams in the right roles and because of how well he plays that role.
The VICE Sports Guide To Coach Jams
Steve Kerr has been open about his love for Pearl Jam's "Yellow Ledbetter," which is brave. He's not alone in his music appreciation among the coaching fraternity.
Jeff Johnson, Alex Balk & David Roth