Cubs capture elusive World Series crown

By: Jack Dunn ~Staff Writer~ The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in a 10 inning Game 7 to end the longest championship drought in American sports. The contest led off in historic fashion and excited viewers throughout. In what was supposed to be a duel between two aces, Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler homered off Indians pitcher Corey Kluber on the third pitch of the game. It was the first leadoff home run in Game 7 history. The Cubs would continue to add to their lead, eventually going up 5-1 in the top of the fifth, thanks to … Continue reading Cubs capture elusive World Series crown

World Series heads for epic Game 7

By: Kyle Tooley ~Sports Editor~ After falling into a 3-1 hole after the first four games of the World Series, the Chicago Cubs have roared back to force a Game 7 against the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 Fall Classic. Pitching has been the story for the Indians in this series, as they’ve received standout-pitching performances from starters Corey Kluber and Josh Tomlin. Though the latter faltered in Game 6, The Indians have had wiggle room with their staff due to a lights-out bullpen that has been present throughout the entire postseason. Andrew Miller, acquired from New York at the … Continue reading World Series heads for epic Game 7

Opinion: With flips and tips, MLB playoffs hit full swing

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ The leaves are beginning to change colors, the air is crisp and college basketball is right around the corner, which means it’s just about time to commence the Fall Classic. The postseason in baseball is drastically different from the regular season. While a team goes through a 162 game grind leading up to October, the playoffs consist of short series that generally hinge on a team simply getting hot at the right time. This year’s playoffs have been unlike those in recent memory. The Toronto Blue Jays, back for the first time in 22 years, … Continue reading Opinion: With flips and tips, MLB playoffs hit full swing