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5 Incredible Baseball Stadiums Across America

12Nov

Now that the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series and broken then century long curse, the highlight of Wrigley Field has us thinking about the other great stadiums throughout America. The use of stadiums dates back to ancient times, back when the reigning entertainment of the day for a mass audience usually involved some permutation of “sprint really fast while a lion chases you then try and kill your opponent with a rock.” Thankfully, apart from maybe anytime a terrible entertainer performs, things have matured considerably at the hundreds of events that take place at scads of stadiums throughout the U.S. Baseball and the occasional major concert are the primary serving inside the hallowed ground of U.S

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The Chicago Cubs  temporarily abandoned the baseball field to become a barbershop quartet on “ Saturday Night Live .” Players Anthony Rizzo , David Ross and Dexter Fowler donned matching straw hats and Cubs’ sweaters to join Hollywood actor and longtime Cubs fan, Bill Murray , in a rousing rendition of their team’s anthem, “ Go Cubs Go .” The World Series Champions also featured alongside “SNL” host Benedict Cumberbatch  in a somewhat bizarre skit in which they stripped for a grandmother at a Bachelorette party that goes very, very wrong. Check out the players’ singing above, and the stripper clip below: type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=5819f9a7e4b01f610e39457d,581b1909e4b0570d6d6f0bfe,581b32a8e4b0c43e6c1e3c32,580f9b23e4b0a03911ef1c23 — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website

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The Chicago Cubs finally did it. After 108 years, the curse is over, and the Cubs, odd as it is to say, are World Series champions .  For all Cubs fans, Wednesday night is one they will never forget .

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For the first time in 108   years, the Chicago Cubs   are World Series Champions.  The Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians, 8-7, on Wednesday in Game 7 of the World Series behind home runs from Dexter Fowler and David Ross. The Cubs got things started immediately with a leadoff home run from Dexter Fowler. The solo shot to center field was the first leadoff homer in a winner-take-all World Series game , according to ESPN Stats & Info.

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History was made ― and the collective heart rate of America was raised ― Wednesday night and into the early hours of Thursday when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. Game 7 unfolded as we probably should have expected a major championship game would play out in a year like 2016: It was batshit crazy

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Jeurys Familia , an All-Star closing pitcher for the New York Mets who recently appeared in an ad campaign against domestic violence , was arrested for domestic violence  on Monday, the Bergen Record reports.  Fort Lee, New Jersey, police accused Familia, identified as Jeurys F. Mojica, of causing “bodily injury to another,” according to a complaint posted Tuesday by The Record. The victim, whose name is redacted from the complaint, had “visible injuries, specifically a scratch to the chest and bruise to the right cheek.” Familia, 27, was arrested after an officer who responded to the incident “found probable cause to believe domestic violence had occurred,” the complaint states. The athlete was charged with simple assault, and bail was set at $1,500.  In a statement to The Record, the Mets said, “The matter was brought to our attention and we are monitoring the situation.” Familia was among a number of athletes who recently starred in an ad campaign sponsored by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence .

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It’s no secret that actor Bill Murray ― the man , the myth , the legend ― is a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan . So it was only fitting that Murray was granted the honor of performing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch of Game 3 of the World Series Friday night. The game against the Cleveland Indians was the Cubs’ first World Series game at Wrigley Field since 1945 .

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The world has changed a lot since 1908, when the Chicago Cubs last won a World Series . Back then, Orville Wright was trying to fly a plane. Henry Ford had just produced his first Model T automobile

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Chicago Cubs fans are a passionate and resilient bunch ― but most haven’t been dedicated for as long as Jim Schlegel. Schlegel, a 97-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran and die-hard Cubs fan, attended games the last time the Cubs made it to the World Series ― in 1945. He even has his ticket stubs from Game 6 and Game 7

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The long-suffering Chicago Cubs advanced to the World Series for the first time in 71 years with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. The Cubs , known as the “The Lovable Losers” given years of heartbreak and misery since their last World Series triumph in 1908, clinched the best-of-seven National League Championship Series 4-2 at home and set off wild celebrations across the city

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Why Athletes Are Angels

13Oct

October is upon us and so is another year wondering, hoping and praying that the Chicago Cubs win the World Series.

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WASHINGTON — A new oligarchic era of American politics came into full view on Friday, as super PACs disclosed fundraising details showing billionaires bankrolling the 2016 presidential race to an unprecedented degree.  The unlimited-money super PACs account for one-third of all federal election funds raised in the first half of 2015 — up from 4 percent at this time in the last presidential election.

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Chicago Cubs stars Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo and many others on the team shaved their heads on Sunday for a good cause. It’s for the kids #respectbald #theyoungcubbies pic.twitter.com/ESWi3zwZKj — Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) March 22, 2015 More…

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs say they will pay for funeral costs for Cubs great Ernie Banks after a funeral home filed a claim against his estate for $35,000. Team spokesman Julian Green says the team will pay to settle the claim, filed Wednesday by Donnellan Family Funeral Services

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Ernie Banks, the legendary Chicago Cubs baseball player and Hall of Famer, died at age 83 on Friday night in Chicago, a spokesperson for his family said. More..

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Redacción | MEDIOTIEMPO Monterrey, Nuevo León, México, jueves 24 de Abril del 2014 Hablará “Piojo” con Márquez y todo el grupo para evitar expulsiones en el Mundial Adelantó que llevará cuatro delanteros y seis volantes El técnico de la Selección Mexicana, Miguel Herrera, dijo este jueves que hablará con Rafael Márquez y todo el grupo que vaya a Brasil para evitar desconcentraciones que pudieran derivar en expulsiones durante el Mundial. El “Piojo” tocó el tema luego de la última expulsión de Márquez en la Copa Libertadores, y consideró que la disciplina es un detalle que ha faltado para redondear la carrera del internacional mexicano.

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Raymundo González | MEDIOTIEMPO (Corresponsal) Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, jueves 24 de Abril del 2014 La Directiva va a buscar jugadores de calidad para potenciar al equipo Las directivas de los clubes de futbol comienzan a visualizar los armados de sus equipos con anticipación, tal y como está sucediendo en Atlas, donde ya están viendo opciones para que vengan a reforzar al plantel. “Estamos trabajando con una gama de diferentes opciones tanto del medio local como del extranjero, siempre siendo muy cuidadosos con el protocolo de las formas

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MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias Madrid, España, jueves 24 de Abril del 2014 El ex entrenador del Barcelona fue intervenido por complicaciones gástricas Vilanova permanece hospitalizado en un centro médico de Barcelona El ex entrenador del FC Barcelona Tito Vilanova, que libra una batalla contra un cáncer en la glándula parótida, fue operado por complicaciones gástricas y permanece hospitalizado en un centro médico de Barcelona, publicó este jueves la prensa en internet española. “Tito tuvo que ingresar, según las primeras informaciones, el pasado viernes tras empeorar del cáncer de la glándula parótida que sufre desde hace un tiempo y fue operado la tarde de este jueves, en una operación ya programada de antemano”, afirmó el “Diario Sport”, muy cercano a la información del Barça. En la prensa deportiva editada en Madrid las primeras informaciones hablaban de un “estado delicado” de Vilanova

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Filed under: Fotos , Futbol Fotos , Boxeo Fotos , MMA Fotos , Beisbol Fotos , Tenis Fotos , Fotos Mexico , Fotos Argentino , NFL fotos , Fotos de deportes Las mejores fotos de deportes 2011 Mira y opina cuál es la mejor foto deportiva del 2011. Imágenes sorprendentes que se recopilaron alrededor de todo el mundo en distintas disciplinas.

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Filed under: Videos , Béisbol , Beisbol videos Los Tigres y los Rangers dejaron ir oportunidades con las bases llenas en la novena. El campocorto venezolano Elvis Andrus de los Rangers pifió sobre el hombro al tratar de atrapar una pelota bateada por su compatriota Víctor Martínez

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Filed under: Béisbol Los Tigres atacaron temprano al novato Iván Nova, Víctor Martínez remolcó la carrera decisiva, y Doug Fister y el bullpen aguantaron en un tenso trámite para que Detroit venciera el jueves 3-2 a los Yanquis de Nueva York en el quinto juego de la serie de primera ronda en los playoffs de la Liga Americana. José Valverde sacó en fila a los tres bateadores en el noveno inning, cerrando con un ponche a swing perdido de Alex Rodríguez para el último out

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Filed under: Béisbol , Baseball Tremendo movimiento en el béisbol profesional del jugador Juan Francisco, tercera base de Cincinnati , un gran home run de dimensiones fuera de lo normal.

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