Chris Denorfia

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Welcome to the most bizarre sports story of the year.

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Whether or not the Cubs got here a year ahead of schedule, they have a star manager, a dynamic lineup anchored by MVP and Rookie of the Year candidates and the hottest pitcher on the planet.

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Chris Denorfia made Major League Baseball history Monday night.

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This is how Dale Sveum pictured it: The city buzzing about the Cubs again, a 90-win team playing in front of 40,000 fans at Wrigley Field and gearing up for a potential World Series run.

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Hold the confetti. Keep the champagne bottles corked. Unplug the smoke machine.

For a few hours, at least.

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