Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 31: The Cubs Win the World Series

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Chicago fans celebrate the Chicago Cubs 8-7 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland in 10th inning in game seven of the 2016 World Series, outside Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois early on November 3, 2016. Ending America's longest sports title drought in dramatic fashion, the Chicago Cubs captured their first World Series since 1908 by defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in a 10-inning thriller that concluded early on November 3. / AFP / Tasos Katopodis (Photo credit should read TASOS KATOPODIS/AFP/Getty Images)

This is not a misprint: The Chicago Cubs have won the World Series. In a game seven for the ages, the Cubs win the World Series on two runs in the tenth inning after blowing a four-run lead in the late innings. The first six games of the series may not have brought many memorable moments, but the seventh certainly made up for it. Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen look back on the game that Cubs fans will remember for the rest of time. Cleveland Indians fans will certainly remember it, too, but for entirely different reasons.

Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 31: The Cubs Win the World Series

Music in this episode:

Intro/Outro: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” sung by Edward Meeker and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by The Isotopes Punk Rock Baseball Club

Break 1: “Someday We’ll Go All the Way” by Eddie Vedder, and the Cubs radio call of the final out of the 2016 World Series, courtesy of MLB.com.

Break 2: “Go Cubs Go” by Steve Goodman and Joe Buck’s call of the final out of the 2016 World Series, courtesy of MLB.com.

Hosted by Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen, Crowding the Plate is a weekly baseball podcast here on Last Word on Sports. It aims to cover the fun, yet analytical, side of baseball once a week.

Joe Hojnacki writes about soccer for Last Word on Sports and is also co-host of the Crowding the Plate Podcast. An avid Red Sox fan, Joe idolizes Bryce Harper and feels that his fun showmanship is the way to save baseball from becoming overrun by old folks, and from dying out.

Greg Hessen is the resident Tigers fan on Crowding the Plate. As somewhat more of a traditionalist, Greg longs for the days of pitchers hitting in the American League and a landscape that doesn’t include things like bat flips and PEDs tarnishing the greatest of all games.

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