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Hey Chicago, what do you say?

World Series - Chicago Cubs v Cleveland Indians - Game Seven Photo by David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images

There were Rays footprints all over game seven of the Cubs’ World Series.

  • Joe Maddon’s decisions loomed large, with his questionable decision to pitch Chapman in game six with a five run lead, and then to even keep him in there momentarily with a seven run lead. For what it’s worth, I thought Chapman actually looked okay before giving up the tying run. He threw some hard fastballs in some fine locations, and the Indians just did a fantastic job to stay alive against them and then hit what they could hit.
  • Brandon Guyer was a big part of that good hitting, lining an RBI double the other way off Chapman. Guyer also took a walk and then scored in the tenth inning to tighten the game.
  • Ben Zobrist only got one hit, but it was the game-winning double in the top of the tenth. He was named World Series MVP for the second straight year.
  • Javier Baez, who had two errors and who bunted foul with two outs, but who did get one big hit in the game, continues to not be a Ray.
  • Mike Montgomery threw two pitches and got the save.

Have a picture:

I happened to think the Rays get to bask in the Cubs’ glow now, but it seems like most of y’all commenters are unsentimental folk.



Let’s try one that maybe you haven’t heard. Before this year, when was the last time the Cubs won the World Series?