Chicago Cubs

Today’s Cubs victory parade is expected to result in heavy delays on the Metra system. 

Trains will be crowded and operating off-schedule throughout the day, according to Daily Herald reports.  Baseball fans have been encouraged to take public transportation to the parade, but Metra advises regular riders to work from home today if possible.  

Officials further advised  passengers to leave early or stay late in Chicago to avoid a meltdown during the afternoon rush-hour.

The Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 6-5 in game four of their National League Division Series.  

This set the team up for a best-of-seven Championship Series against either the Los Angeles Dodgers or Washington Nationals.  Those two teams are playing their final division game Thursday.  

If the Cubs win the pennant, they have a chance at their first World Series title since 1908.   

The Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball filed a federal lawsuit last week against three dozen vendors for allegedly selling counterfeit Cubs gear around Wrigley Field.

Their lawsuit claims the individuals are "causing substantial and irreparable injury to the public” and to the team.

The complaint features photos of the alleged big-league pirates and their imitation wares.  These include a t-shirt showing Marilyn Monroe wearing a Cubs jersey and a bucket hat with the Cubs’ bear on it.

 

Major League Baseball

The Chicago Cubs clinched a postseason series yesterday at their home field for the first time ever.

They will face the Los Angeles Dodgers or the New York Mets on Saturday in the National League Championship Series. The Mets currently have a 2-1 lead.

The Cubs last reached the NLCS in 2003, when they lost in seven games to the Florida Marlins. Chicago dropped those last two games at home, including the infamous Steve Bartman defeat in Game 6.

However, former Cubs player Moises Alou has previously admitted he wouldn't have caught that foul ball, anyway.

Chicago Cubs Head To Wild Card Game Against Pirates

Oct 7, 2015
Major League Baseball

The Chicago Cubs visit the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight for their National League wild card game. It’s the first playoff appearance for the Cubs in seven years.

This is the third straight post season for the Pirates and the first for the Cubs since 2008. Chicago won 11 of the 19 meetings between the teams in the regular season…including a six-four record at the Pittsburgh ball park.

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