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November 9, 2016 View email in browser

Party circuit

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer has some offseason T-shirt ideas: “Embrace the Hangover” or “Hydrate the Hangover.” Hoyer said he’s glad the World Series champs are having “a blast” on the victory tour (and that includes Theo “Bender” Epstein). And while the Cubs are partying, the rest of the MLB has an eye on 2017. Cardinals GM: “(The Cubs) have a pretty long run ahead right now. So we have our work cut out.” Have no fear, Kyle Schwarber is doing his part: “No more eating late-night McDonald’s. No more late-night Taco Bell. It’s going to be a big process for me.” Not all heroes wear capes. Last night: Anthony Rizzo won his first Gold Glove and Jason Heyward his fourth. Hey hey, nice plays.

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Setting Sale?

Per GM Rick Hahn, the Cubs’ success will not drive the White Sox’s decision regarding lefties Chris Sale or Jose Quintana. So, to rebuild or not to rebuild? Tell us. Please.

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Role reversal

Taj Gibson wants to be known for his offense. And Isaiah Canaan wants to be known for his defense. Those Bulls, wacky. Tonight: Road trip to Atlanta (6:30 p.m., CSN).

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See puck, get puck, keep puck

That’s a simple formula from Steve Rosenbloom to you, Blackhawks. Try it tonight vs. the Blues (7 p.m., NBCSN). Roster watch: No Tyler Motte for a bit.

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Eight is enough

The Bears have eight more games to figure out what to do about Alshon Jeffery. Long-term deal? Tag him once again? Just say goodbye?

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B1G math

Friday night games + trips to Champaign = bad day for Northwestern, writes Teddy Greenstein. The full slate of six 2017 games on Fridays were released yesterday.

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Sox park debut

Fun at the ol’ ballpark tonight: We Guarantee (Rate Field) it. Northern Illinois vs. Toledo in a midweek MACtion tilt (7 p.m., ESPN2).

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