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December 9, 2016 View email in browser
 

Life moves pretty fast

Sorry, we should have warned you – that photo is a tad jarring. Dexter Fowler signed a five-year, $82.5 million deal with the Cardinals on Friday. On facing his former team in the season-opener on April 2, Fowler said “it will be weird.” But “I’ll be forever grateful I was a Cub.” When you get your credit card bill, you can blame Fowler’s Game 7 lead-off home run for all those Cubs’ merchandise charges. This won’t come as a shock, but fans have been buying up World Series gear at a record pace. $70 million in sales the day after the Cubs won the title. Like, wow. Not for sale: The Commissioner’s Trophy. But it is going on tour, so check the dates and be the envy of your Instagram friends.

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Hair goals

Michael Kopech has the same hair as Mets ace Noah Syndergaard (and the same triple-digit fastballs). No word if that’s why the White Sox acquired him, but it doesn’t hurt.

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Here’s the plan

To win, the Bears will have to stop more than just Lions QB Matthew Stafford. Rats. Will Matt Barkley get his 1st road win? Another 100 yards for Jordan Howard? Tune in, if you dare.

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Wait, what’s the plan?

Steve Rosenbloom has a few suggestions to the McCaskey family. Us too. For example: If you were, say, in the market for a new head coach, here are some possible candidates.

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Streakin’

The Bulls ended their 3-game skid, and stopped the Spurs from going 14-0 on the road last night. “We know we can play with the best and lose with the worst,” Rajon Rondo said.

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Extra bodies

No Jonathan Toews. No Corey Crawford. And now no Brent Seabrook tonight vs. the Rangers (7:30 p.m., CSN). But what the Blackhawks do have: Improvements with faceoffs.

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