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In a special episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin, Stefan Fatsis, and Mike Pesca discuss the Chicago Cubs’ Game 7 win over the Cleveland Indians. They talk about the game’s most important plays and managerial decisions, the postmodern feel of a World Series played in 2016, and what sports moments of the future could potentially match the Cubs’ long-awaited triumph.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
- The Cubs beat the Indians 8–7 in 10 innings to win the World Series.
- Jeff Sullivan’s piece for FanGraphs on Albert Almora’s decision to tag up in the 10th inning, what Sullivan calls “the moment before the moment.”
- FanGraphs’ Dave Cameron wrote that Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s decision to use Aroldis Chapman in Game 6 could cost the team in Game 7.
- The eighth-inning home run by the Indians’ Rajai Davis was the third-biggest play in World Series history by championship probability added.
- Mike’s piece for Slate on what the world was like when the Cubs won the championship in 1908.
- Nervous Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was caught on camera quoting Anchorman.
- Josh interviews Red Sox fan Seth Stevenson about how it feels to break an incredibly long championship drought.
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