The Indians blanked the Cubs last night in the World Series opener. Corey Kluber, Cleveland’s unquestioned ace, was on top of his game. Many feel the Cubs still have the advantage due to their starting pitching depth, but that didn’t do the Mets much good last year. Read about Kluber, the Indians’ young bats, Kyle Schwarber’s return, and more in my Game 1 recap for CBS Local.
The committee’s rankings come out next week, but who do we like right now? We are not in agreement on all four teams, but we can both appreciate the beauty of a Leonard Fournette toss play. #NittanyWatch has taken on a whole new meaning. This Saturday should be highly entertaining. Thanks for listening.
Two long-suffering fanbases square off in the World Series, which starts tomorrow night in Cleveland. The Indians have not won it all since 1948, but that’s relatively recent compared to the Cubs, who hadn’t even made it this far since 1945 and haven’t hoisted the trophy since 1908.
How’d these teams get here? What will it take to win? I explore those questions, as well as the ticket prices and weather forecasts, in my MLB column for CBS Local.
This week, Steve and I talk about the important games from Saturday and look ahead to this weekend. I recount my special breakfast and Steve gives an update on his deodorant usage. About 24 minutes in, we are joined by Jay Kornegay from the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, to talk about national championship and Heisman odds as well as ways you can beat the book. Subscribe and rate on iTunes!
No matter who gets to the World Series this year, a long drought will come to an end. The Dodgers last made it to the World Series in 1988; the Cubs haven’t been there since 1945. In the American League, the Indians have been since ’97 and the Jays since ’93. Has there ever been an LCS field with a longer combined pennant drought? The Jays and Dodgers won it all the last time they made it, but the Indians and Cubs have the longest title droughts in their leagues, dating back to 1948 and 1908, respectively.
Bashing the Wolverines wasn’t enough. This week, Steve takes shots at Ann Arbor’s citizens, too. We discuss Michigan’s dismantling of Big Ten opponent Rutgers, a game that defies basic football math, as well as Texas A&M’s wild overtime win over Tennessee’s wild overtime loss. Will ND make a bowl? Plus, the best way to spend this coming Saturday. Rate and subscribe!
It’s a fun time to be a Blue Jays fan. For already the second time this postseason, Toronto advanced via an extra-inning, walk-off win. This time they eliminated the Texas Rangers, the team with the best record in the American League. Read about how they did it, as well as what’s happening in the rest of the series’, in my CBS Local recap.