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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 16:  Addison Russell #27 of the Chicago Cubs tags out Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth inning to complete the double play during game two of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Six takeaways from this weekend’s MLB Championship Series action

The possibility of cursed franchises meeting for baseball’s ultimate prize got only slightly closer. Cleveland is halfway to the World Series after taking the first two games of the ALCS against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field. Chicago, however, wasn’t able to pull off the same result. The Cubs stirred the Wrigley Field faithful with […]

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Watch Eddie Vedder and John Cusack’s awful high-five attempt (VIDEO)

Someone needs to teach Eddie Vedder, John Cusack and Chris Chelios how to properly execute a high five. When you call for a high five, there should be no fist action going on. A fist bump is a completely separate endeavor. Someone needed to let these three celebrities know, because they really made this high-five […]

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 15:  Miguel Montero #47 of the Chicago Cubs hits a grand slam home run in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game one of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 15, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Miguel Montero’s pinch-hit grand slam lifts Cubs over Dodgers

Playoff games are all about momentum and seizing the moment, and Saturday night’s Game 1 of the National League Championship Series had all of that. The Cubs cruised throughout most of the game, holding on to a 3-1 lead, with many believing that Game 1 was all but over, but they were wrong. Adrian Gonzalez […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 11:  Jason Heyward #22 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates with Anthony Rizzo #44 after scoring the go ahead run on a RBI single by Javier Baez #9 in the eighth inning of Game Four of their National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on October 11, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Biggest question for each remaining MLB playoff team

There isn’t much left on the long road to a World Series title. Each of the four teams remaining are fully capable of taking it the distance — some, perhaps, more so than others. And by the time both League Championship Series match-ups conclude, these critical questions will be answered. Cleveland Indians: Can their pitching suppress […]

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 13: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after winning game five of the National League Division Series over the Washington Nationals 4-3 at Nationals Park on October 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Watch Clayton Kershaw record his first career MLB save

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw came in to close out the Nationals’ season in Game 5 of the NLCS, and he did not disappoint. Many questioned whether or not he’d be able to get it done on just one day of rest, but Kershaw shut them up quickly. He got arguably the hottest hitter in the […]

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 09: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays races home to score the game-winning run in the tenth inning during MLB game action against the Texas Rangers in game three of the American League Divison Series at Rogers Centre on October 9, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Best, worst players during MLB playoffs so far

The postseason provides an opportunity for players to raise their stature in the MLB hierarchy. With the spotlight squarely on a select group, it’s also a time in which others becomes victims to playoff pressure. If ever there was a best to have a hot streak or worst time to have a slump, this would […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 11:  The Chicago Cubs celebrate after defeating the San Francisco Giants 6-5 in Game Four of their National League Division Series to advance to the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 11, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Chicago Cubs players celebrate with champagne, dance party (VIDEO)

The Chicago Cubs punched their ticket to the National League Championship Series with a thrilling ninth-inning surge, coming back from a 5-2 deficit, to defeat the Giants, 6-5. Here’s what the scene in the dugout looked like after Aroldis Chapman locked it down, recording three outs very quickly for the save. They await the winner […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors poses for the Warriors social media team during the Golden State Warriors Media Day at the Warriors Practice Facility on September 26, 2016 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Draymond Green throws out awful first pitch before Cubs-Giants game (VIDEO)

Golden State Warriors big man Draymond Green was asked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 4 of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on Tuesday, and he failed miserably. Green took the time to get warmed up before taking the mound, and seemed to have a decent throwing motion. .

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 21: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox walks out to acknowledge the crowd during a ceremony to honor his 500th home run hit last week in an away game at Fenway Park on September 21, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

David Ortiz gets ovation in final Fenway Park game (VIDEO)

Boston Red Sox slugger played in front of the Fenway Park faithful for the final time during Monday night’s 4-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians in Game 3 of the ALCS. The Sox got swept, and Big Papi didn’t even get a chance to swing away in the bottom of the eighth inning, when the […]

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 07:  Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates after hitting a home run in the eighth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field on October 7, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Eight takeaways from first week of the MLB postseason

We’re ten games into the 2016 MLB playoffs (if you count the pair of Wild Card showdowns), and there’s already plenty to discuss — from bullpen management to unsung heroes to the benefits of home-field advantage. Out of the many conclusions one can take from this opening week of the postseason, here are the most noteworthy. 8. Corey Seager is […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 12: Starter Kyle Hendricks #28 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at Busch Stadium on September 12, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Kyle Hendricks leaves game after being hit by liner (VIDEO)

Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks had his breakout season this year, but his first playoff start of the season was cut short. Hendricks excited the game in the fourth inning after getting hit in the arm by a liner, which happened when Angel Pagan hit a changeup right back at him. The ball hit Hendricks […]

LeBron James pumps up Indians fans before playoff game (VIDEO)

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is a deity in his hometown, so the Indians were smart to have him come out to pump up fans before Friday’s playoff matchup against the Red Sox at Progressive Field. The Indians probably didn’t need the support, especially since they tagged David Price for four runs in the first […]

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 02:  David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox acknowledges the crowd during the pregame ceremony to honor his retirement before his last regular season home game at Fenway Park on October 2, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Ten storylines to watch during MLB playoffs

The arrival of the baseball postseason greatly lessens the amount of teams that can still dream of a World Series. In turn, the level of drama and second-guessing is ratcheted up (just look at Tuesday’s Orioles-Blue Jays game for proof). The number of narratives are also plentiful. Here are ten of the most significant as […]

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Zac Efron, Joe Torre hit up NL Wild Card game (PHOTO)

Wednesday night’s NL Wild Card matchup between the Mets and Giants featured an unlikely pairing in the stands. Zac Efron and Joe Torre sat together and took in the game that the Giants won, 3-0, and we really want to know what they talked about. The two have quite different personalities. With

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05:  Conor Gillaspie #21 and Angel Pagan #16 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate their 3-0 victory over the New York Mets in the locker room after their National League Wild Card game at Citi Field on October 5, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Conor Gillaspie’s home run lifts Giants over Mets (VIDEO)

The San Francisco Giants had another unlikely hero step up for them in Wednesday’s Wild Card matchup against the Mets, and this time it was Conor Gillaspie. In an excellent pitching matchup, with the score deadlocked at 0-0, Jeurys Familia came in to pitch for the Mets, and it will went downhill from there. Familia […]

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 16: Addison Russell #27 (L) and Hector Rondon #56 of the Chicago Cubs celebrate a win over the Texas Rangers at Wrigley Field on July 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Rangers 3-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Why the Chicago Cubs won’t win the World Series

This sentimental World Series favorite is also the logical one. When compared to the other postseason participants, the Chicago Cubs only come up short in weaknesses. The lineup features two MVP candidates and the rotation boasts four legitimate Cy Young contenders. As a team, the Cubs rank third in runs scored, second in on-base percentage, first in ERA, first in […]

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 04:  Edwin Encarnacion #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates after hitting a three-run walk-off home run in the eleventh inning to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in the American League Wild Card game at Rogers Centre on October 4, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Edwin Encarnacion crushes home run to lift Jays over Orioles

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run moon shot in the bottom of the 11th inning on Tuesday night to help his team advance to the ALDS and face the Rangers. The Orioles, for some reason, elected not to have lights-out closer Zach Britton pitch, as it seemed like manager Buck Showalter […]

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Jays fan throws beer can at Orioles outfielder to disrupt catch (VIDEO)

One Toronto Blue Jays fan completely crossed the line during Tuesday night’s Wild Card matchup against the Baltimore Orioles, when he threw a full can of beer at Hyun Soo Kim. Kim was attempting to catch a fly ball to end the seventh inning, when the beer can came flying in his direction, nearly hitting […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: Jon Lester #34 of the Chicago Cubs claps his hands as he walks off the field after a double play ended the fourth inning against Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Donald Trump supporters blast Jon Lester on Twitter by mistake

Donald Trump supporters took a big swing and a miss recently, much like batters do when facing the Chicago Cubs’ Jon Lester. Many Trump supporters took to Twitter to express their disgust with NBC anchor Lester Holt, who moderated the debate between Trump and Hilary Clinton last week. Problem is, they hit up the pitcher […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 19: Tyler Naquin #30 of the Cleveland Indians hits a walk-off inside-the-park home run to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field on August 19, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Blue Jays 3-2. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Potential x-factor for each team in MLB playoffs

With the grand opportunity to participate in the MLB playoffs, star players often rise to the occasion and come up big in the clutch. But less likely heroes also emerge. Aside from the notable headliners among the ten teams left to chase for the World Series title, let’s look at a player on each club who are prime candidates to […]

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