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Cubs nominated for Team of the Year for the 2017 Sports Business Awards

Cubs nominated for Team of the Year for the 2017 Sports Business Awards

The Cubs are up for another award.

After making history by ending a 108-year championship drought, they've been nominated for Team of the Year for the 2017 Sports Business Awards.

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The Cubs had the most regular-season wins in 2016 with 103, won the NL Central for the first time since 2008 and did so in commanding fashion, and got through the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers in the first two rounds of the postseason, and capped it off by beating the Cleveland Indians in seven games of the World Series. 

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Miami Dolphins and Toronto FC are the four other nominees. The winners will be announced on May 24.

Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts was also nominated as sports executive of the year, alongside Ari Emanuel/Patrick Whitesell (WME-IMG), David Levy (Turner), Michele Roberts (NBA Players Association) and Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner.

 

The worst seventh-inning stretch performances of all time

The worst seventh-inning stretch performances of all time

Just 14 years ago, Cubs fans heard quite possibly the worst rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" ever. 

Ozzy Osbourne, lead vocalist for Black Sabbath, took the mic that 2003 afternoon at Wrigley and made eardrums bleed. It was that painful. 

It got "In the Loop" thinking, what were some other horrendous singing performances? 

From Da Coach to Scottie Pippen, the video above mashes up the worst of the worst. 

 

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Is Javy Baez the most exciting athlete in Chicago?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Is Javy Baez the most exciting athlete in Chicago?

Sam Panayotovich (WGN Radio), Chris Emma (670 The Score), Danny Ecker (Crain’s Chicago) join Kap on the panel.  Double good news for the Cubs—they beat the Blue Jays and Jon Lester’s injury will only keep him out 1-2 starts. 

Plus, should the Cubs now think about extending Jake Arrieta? And is Javy Baez the most exciting athlete in Chicago?

Plus which is more likely to happen—Mike Glennon plays great against the Cardinals or Mitch Trubisky is terrible?

Listen to the full epidsode here: