Joe Maddon

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Ben Zobrist  of the Chicago Cubs crashes into Roberto Perez  of the Cleveland Indians to score a run in the first inning of  Game Six of the World Series at Progressive Field  in Cleveland, Ohio. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images

It was 71 degrees at game time – which was 7:10pm back in Chicago – when Josh Tomlin threw a baseball with 108 stitches to Dexter Fowler. This was the(...)

 Francisco Lindor (L) and Rajai Davis (R) celebrate the Cleveland Indians’ win in game 4 of the World Series. Photograph: Epa

If it weren’t for the Chicago Cubs and their history of legendary losing, we would all be cheering for the Cleveland Indians now. Any other opponent a(...)

 Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor and Brandon Guyer celebrate after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game three of the World Series at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Getty Images

Coco Crisp snapped a scoreless tie in the seventh inning with a pinch-hit single that gave the Cleveland Indians a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in a (...)

Corey Kluber helped the Cleveland Indians to victory in the opening game of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs. Photograph: EPA

In the lead up to a World Series that is seen by many as a battle of Midwestern grit, the debate has often been about which of the teams – Cleveland o(...)

The Chicago Cubs celebrate after winning game six of the NLCS playoff series at Wrigley Field on Saturday night. Photograph: USA Today

The sun once again rose over Lake Michigan early on Sunday, but even on a crisp, clear October day, the wind in the Windy City ceased – the “W” flag (...)