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November 8, 2016 View email in browser
 

The envelope, please

The Cubs might have to make room for more hardware in the next couple of weeks. Kris Bryant (MVP), Kyle Hendricks and Jon Lester (Cy Young) and Joe Maddon (Manager of the Year) are all up for year-end awards. But we’ll have to wait until next week to find out the results. Tonight: Gold Glove winners will be announced – Jason Heyward, Jake Arrieta, Addison Russell and Anthony Rizzo are nominated for the Cubs, and Adam Eaton for the White Sox. Last night, Theo Epstein was named Executive of the Year (who could have predicted this?). Also last night, Bryant talked about his wedding on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and Dexter Fowler, Ben Zobrist and Rizzo brought some hardware to “The Tonight Show.” And finally, today is the last day to view the chalk messages at Wrigley before offseason construction begins. “Chalk is a fleeting medium,” per Crane Kenney, but Steve Rosenbloom writes that they were a masterpiece.

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An update on that other baseball team

Zach Collins, the White Sox’s top prospect, played on Feb. 19 at Univ. of Miami. And he’s still playing now in the Arizona Fall League. His manager there? Aaron Rowand (beware of walls).

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Message received

Fred Hoiberg wanted some defense. And that’s what he got when he pulled Rajon Rondo for Isaish Canaan in the 1st quarter of last night’s blowout win over Orlando. Poof! Magic!

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Remember that football team?

As Chicago’s Cubs euphoria starts to recede, the Bears will return to the spotlight with eight games left. So what to expect in the 2nd half (other than players returning from injury)? Listen up.

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This quote

“If you watch ‘Shark Week,’ and you see those damn sharks and those eyes go black? Yeah. Pernell (McPhee) had that look.” So, maybe stay out of the water, the rest of the NFL.

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Pass

The Big Ten should have said no to Friday Night Lights, writes Teddy Greenstein. The conference already makes enough money and has enough TV windows. But, alas.

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