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Cubs fire an epic shot at Hawk Harrelson after Anthony Rizzo homer

Cubs fire an epic shot at Hawk Harrelson after Anthony Rizzo homer

Shots fired.

Hawk Harrelson irked Cubs fans when he laid into Wrigley Field earlier this month saying he would never go back there again.

The Cubs have fired back, with an epic Tweet following Anthony Rizzo's home run in the fourth inning of Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds.

Rizzo blast reached Sheffield Ave., prompting this response:

Yes, that is the exact quote from the enigamatic Hawk, who said this to Dan Hayes and other White Sox reporters on Aug. 6:

“Fenway is just a special place,” Harrelson said. “Look at this ballpark. As we talked about the other day, the only one (visiting clubhouse) worse is Wrigley Field, the two worst clubhouses in baseball for visiting players. I’ll tell you this much, I’ll never go back to Wrigley Field again. We’ve got three games over at their place, and I told Jerry the other day before we came on this trip, I said, ‘I’m not going back to Wrigley Field.’

"He said, ‘Well, you’ve got three games there next year.’ I said, ‘Well, I’m talking with (Bob) Grim. We’re going to get rid of those.’ “Worst press box, worst booths for television. It’s a joke. It really is. And so, Jason (Benetti) is getting ready for those three at Wrigley. I will never step foot in that ballpark again. Ever.”

The Tweet exploded in all corners of Chicago social media. The Crosstown Classic may be done for 2017, but the war of words lives on...

The Cardinals set off fireworks for a Kris Bryant home run

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The Cardinals set off fireworks for a Kris Bryant home run

There may be a sleeper cell Cubs fan working the fireworks at Busch Stadium.

Kris Bryant homered in the second inning of the Cubs-Cardinals game on Monday and surprisingly fireworks went off in St. Louis. Bryant made it 5-0 and he was almost at second base when the bang of a set of fireworks was audible on the CSN broadcast.

"And somebody set off some fireworks," play-by-play announcer Len Kasper said.

Jim Deshaies also chimed in on the broadcast with a crack about a Cubs spy.

"There's a mole." Deshaies said. "There's a Cubs spy in the fireworks department here."

A Cubs win eliminates the Cardinals from contention in the NL Central so this is just insult to injury.

Say cheese: Addison Russell smothered in nachos, delivers new batch to fan

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Say cheese: Addison Russell smothered in nachos, delivers new batch to fan

Addison Russell went from shortstop to waiter on Monday night. 

During the second inning of the series opener between the Cubs and Cardinals, Russell went headfirst into the stands to attempt a Jeter-esque catch, but wound up only with a chip on his shoulder. 

It was such an amazing sequence that you have to see the frame-by-frame version: 

In a classy move, Russell then delivered a brand new plate of nachos to the fan: 

Hope that fan tipped 20 percent.