10/24/2016 | Schwarber's skills could be big boost for Cubs
Kyle Schwarber has been ahead of the pack throughout his brief pro career, and now he's being issued his biggest challenge. Don't be surprised if the kid from Indiana University pulls it off.
10/24/2016 | MLB.com experts predict the World Series
The 112th World Series is almost ready to begin, with the Cubs and the Indians set to get things going with Game 1 at Progressive Field. As we await first pitch, a collection of MLB.com analysts, columnists and reporters shared their thoughts on who will come out on top.
10/24/2016 | Bat change just part of Rizzo's turnaround
How did the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo deal with his early postseason struggles? It involves more than Matt Szczur's bat. "The only comment we shared was Rizzo came up to me and said, 'Addy, congrats,'" Cubs shortstop Addison Russell said Monday. "I was like, 'Congrats for what?' And he said, 'Congrats on getting as many hits as me.'"
10/24/2016 | Way back when: The world in 1908
The world looks much different since the last time the Cubs won the World Series in October 1908. Here are just a few things that have changed.
10/24/2016 | Playoffs in Cleveland? Bosio's been there
Game 1 of the World Series at Progressive Field will have something of a familiar feeling for Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio. He started Game 5 of the 1995 American League Championship Series in this stadium for the Mariners against the Indians.
10/24/2016 | Maddon hopes to best former Red Sox rival Francona
It will be Joe Maddon's Cubs against Terry Francona's Indians when the 112th World Series begins tonight at Progressive Field, and this is not the first time the two have been the last men standing.
10/24/2016 | Old school or new school, Maddon's your guy
At Joe Maddon's first news conference of the World Series, the Cubs' ultra-progressive manager was asked about those who have influenced him most.
10/24/2016 | In Fall League, World Series foes are teammates
Teammates in the Arizona Fall League, prospects from the Cubs and Indians are experiencing their teams' postseason runs together.
10/24/2016 | Cubs want to make 'grandpa' Ross proud
It's not as if Chicago's coterie of young players -- Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo -- need any added incentive. But to a man on Monday, they said they'd love to send out David Ross with a World Series title.
10/24/2016 | Oct. 24 Jon Lester workout day interview
Cubs left-hander Jon Lester addresses the media the day before Game 1 of the World Series against the Indians.
10/24/2016 | 6 moves that got Tribe, Cubs to the Series
This year's World Series matchup between the Cubs and the Indians might be the most compelling we've seen in a long time. In addition to the extensive World Series droughts for both clubs, we also have two rosters loaded with recognizable stars, including Kris Bryant, Francisco Lindor, Jon Lester, Corey Kluber and many more.
10/24/2016 | Oct. 24 Joe Maddon workout day interview
Cubs manager Joe Maddon addresses the media the day before Game 1 of the World Series against the Indians.
10/24/2016 | Baez, Lindor have special baseball connection
Francisco Lindor on one side. Javier Baez on the other. The energy, atmosphere and anticipation all electric. What? You think we're talking about Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night at Progressive Field? No, no, although that'll be cool, too.
10/24/2016 | World Series ceremonies set for Games 1, 2
Indians legends Kenny Lofton and Carlos Baerga are scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitches before Games 1 and 2, respectively, of the World Series that begins tonight against the Cubs at Progressive Field.
10/24/2016 | World Series is quite the showcase for MLB
The 112th World Series will be one of Major League Baseball's largest platforms to showcase its many year-round community initiatives, creating opportunities to spread goodwill messages ranging from youth sports participation to cancer awareness to public service to social justice to environmental responsibility.
10/24/2016 | Lester: Some nerves, mostly poise in Game 1
Although it may be impossible to tell, there will be nerves for Jon Lester -- the veteran admitted as much -- when he takes the mound at Progressive Field tonight. But throughout his career, Lester seems to be the most relaxed in these moments, building a résumé as one of the most accomplished postseason pitchers of this era. Lester, the co-MVP of the NLCS (with infielder Javier Baez), will get the start for the Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series tonight against the Indians. Corey Kluber will start for Cleveland.
10/24/2016 | Schwarber heads to Cleveland, may DH in G1
Kyle Schwarber will be with the Cubs for the World Series and could be the designated hitter tonight for Game 1.
10/24/2016 | Cubs, Tribe set to meet with media today
Today is 2016 World Series Media Day, and the Indians and Cubs will step in front of the cameras and lay out their plans for the best-of-seven duel to become baseball lords of the rings.
10/23/2016 | World Series positional breakdown: Cubs vs. Tribe
You might say it's a matchup that's been decades in the making. One way or another, either Chicago or Cleveland is going to end a historic postseason drought in the World Series. Let's break it down position by position.
10/23/2016 | DYK: History lesson: 20 amazing Cubs and Indians facts
Despite their lack of championship pennants in recent years, both the Cubs and Indians boast long and storied histories that involve some of the greatest players to ever step onto the baseball diamond.
10/23/2016 | Series has a wrinkle for Chicagoland's Kipnis
Why did it have to be the Cubs? That was Jason Kipnis' initial reaction. The Indians' second baseman was born and raised in Northbrook, Ill., a suburb on Chicago's North Side. Reaching the World Series has been a dream come true for Kipnis and his Cleveland teammates, but there is now a torturous tone to it for him.
10/23/2016 | Hughes, Hamilton have opportunity of lifetime
The calls of great moments in baseball history are often just as iconic as the moments themselves. And at the end of this World Series, there will be a huge opportunity for the play-by-play radio guys to make their marks.
10/23/2016 | C's the day before: Chicago, Cleveland ready
One way or the other, a long wait will end at the conclusion of the World Series, as the Indians, 68 years after their last Series title, face the Cubs, who haven't been on top of the baseball world in 108 years.
10/23/2016 | Fowler Cubs' first African-American in Classic
Dexter Fowler will be the first man in the batter's box in Game 1 of the World Series at Progressive Field on Tuesday night. And he will make history when he does so, becoming first African-American player in Cubs history to play in the Fall Classic.
10/23/2016 | How long has it been for Tribe, Cubs? Papers tell story
No matter who wins this World Series, history will be made and a long-suffering fan base on the north side of Chicago or the shores of Lake Erie will witness a far-too-rare title. To truly comprehend just how rare, let's hop in the hardball time machine and revisit the world the day after each team last won a Fall Classic on the front pages of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Chicago Daily Tribune.
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