Cubs complete improbable comeback, end World Series drought

November 3, 2016
The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series championship since 1908 when Ben Zobrist hit a go-ahead double in the 10th inning, beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in a thrilling Game 7.

The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series championship since 1908 when Ben Zobrist hit a go-ahead double in the 10th inning, beating Cleveland 8-7 in a thrilling Game 7.

Series ended Wednesday:
CHC 4 CLE 3

Congratulations to Tom on his victory, his first in an MLB Postseason and second overall. John took second on the strength of predicting the World Series score correctly, while Wes and Michael share the spoils of third place (the tie could not be broken).

For download: 2016-mlb-postseason.pdf

Overall (300)
1 Tom Courtney 232 $40.00
2 John Woycheshin 215 $28.00
3 Wes Zetaruk 191 $6.00
3 Michael Poplawski 191 $6.00
5 Geoffrey MacDonald 116
6 John Lo 112
7 Jean Marc Pelletier 88
8 Ed Mick 21
World Series (100)
1 John Woycheshin 100 CHC 4-3
2 Tom Courtney 90 CHC 4-2
3 Wes Zetaruk 80 CHC 4-1
Michael Poplawski 80 CHC 4-1
5 Geoffrey MacDonald 30 CLE 4-3
John Lo 30 CLE 4-3
7 Jean Marc Pelletier 20 CLE 4-2
8 Ed Mick 0 NO PREDICTION
League Championship Series (100)
1 Tom Courtney 92
2 John Woycheshin 78
3 Wes Zetaruk 50
Michael Poplawski 50
5 Geoffrey MacDonald 36
Jean Marc Pelletier 36
7 John Lo 8
8 Ed Mick 0
Division Series (100)
1 John Lo 74
2 Wes Zetaruk 61
Michael Poplawski 61
4 Geoffrey MacDonald 50
Tom Courtney 50
6 John Woycheshin 37
7 Jean Marc Pelletier 32
8 Ed Mick 21


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Russell powers Cubs to force Game 7

November 1, 2016
Addison Russell hit a grand slam and drove in a record-tying six runs, leading the Chicago Cubs over the Cleveland Indians 9-3 Tuesday night and forcing the World Series to a deciding Game 7.

Addison Russell hit a grand slam and drove in a record-tying six runs, leading the Chicago Cubs over Cleveland 9-3 Tuesday night and forcing the World Series to a deciding Game 7.

For download: 2016-mlb-postseason-world-series-game-6.pdf

Overall (300)
1 Tom Courtney 172 $40.00
2 John Woycheshin 155 $28.00
3 Wes Zetaruk 131 $6.00
4 Michael Poplawski 131 $6.00
5 Geoffrey MacDonald 126
6 John Lo 122
7 Jean Marc Pelletier 98
8 Ed Mick 21
World Series (100)
1 Geoffrey MacDonald 40 CLE 4-3
John Lo 40 CLE 4-3
John Woycheshin 40 CHC 4-3
4 Jean Marc Pelletier 30 CLE 4-2
Tom Courtney 30 CHC 4-2
6 Wes Zetaruk 20 CHC 4-1
Michael Poplawski 20 CHC 4-1
8 Ed Mick 0 NO PREDICTION

 

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Cubs win tense Game 5, series moves back to Cleveland

October 30, 2016
Aroldis Chapman got eight outs in the longest relief appearance of his career and the Chicago Cubs held off Cleveland 3-2 Sunday night, cutting the Indians' lead in the World Series 3-2.

Aroldis Chapman got eight outs in the longest relief appearance of his career and the Chicago Cubs held off Cleveland 3-2 Sunday night, cutting the Indians’ lead in the World Series 3-2.

For download: 2016-mlb-postseason-world-series-game-5.pdf

Overall (300)
1 Geoffrey MacDonald 166 $40.00
2 John Lo 162 $28.00
3 Tom Courtney 162 $12.00
4 Jean Marc Pelletier 158
5 John Woycheshin 145
6 Wes Zetaruk 121
Michael Poplawski 121
8 Ed Mick 21
World Series (100)
1 Jean Marc Pelletier 90 CLE 4-2
2 Geoffrey MacDonald 80 CLE 4-3
John Lo 80 CLE 4-3
4 John Woycheshin 30 CHC 4-3
5 Tom Courtney 20 CHC 4-2
6 Wes Zetaruk 10 CHC 4-1
Michael Poplawski 10 CHC 4-1
8 Ed Mick 0 NO PREDICTION


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Clutch hits and Kluber put Cleveland on the brink

October 30, 2016
With Saturday night’s 7-2 victory, the Indians took a 3-1 lead in the World Series. They’ll have a shot to win the franchise’s first title since 1948 tonight at Wrigley Field, where the Cubs will hope to send the series back to Cleveland.

With Saturday night’s 7-2 victory, Cleveland took a 3-1 lead in the World Series. They’ll have a shot to win the franchise’s first title since 1948 tonight at Wrigley Field, where the Cubs will hope to send the series back to Cleveland.

For download: 2016-mlb-postseason-world-series-game-4.pdf

Overall (300)
1 Geoffrey MacDonald 156 $40.00
2 John Lo 152 $28.00
3 Tom Courtney 152 $12.00
4 Jean Marc Pelletier 148
5 John Woycheshin 135
6 Wes Zetaruk 111
Michael Poplawski 111
8 Ed Mick 21
World Series (100)
1 Jean Marc Pelletier 80 CLE 4-2
2 Geoffrey MacDonald 70 CLE 4-3
John Lo 70 CLE 4-3
4 John Woycheshin 20 CHC 4-3
5 Tom Courtney 10 CHC 4-2
6 Wes Zetaruk 0 CHC 4-1
Michael Poplawski 0 CHC 4-1
Ed Mick 0 NO PREDICTION

 

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Cubs bats stifled upon return to Wrigley, Cleveland up 2-1

October 29, 2016
Cody Allen escaped a ninth-inning jam and the Cleveland Indians pitched their fifth shutout this post-season, holding off the Chicago Cubs 1-0 Friday night for a 2-1 lead as the World Series returned to Wrigley Field for the first time since 1945.

Cody Allen escaped a ninth-inning jam and the Cleveland Indians pitched their fifth shutout this post-season, holding off the Chicago Cubs 1-0 Friday night for a 2-1 lead as the World Series returned to Wrigley Field for the first time since 1945.

For download: 2016-mlb-postseason-world-series-game-3.pdf

Overall (300)
1 Tom Courtney 162 $40.00
2 Geoffrey MacDonald 146 $28.00
3 John Lo 142 $12.00
4 Jean Marc Pelletier 138
5 John Woycheshin 125
6 Wes Zetaruk 121
Michael Poplawski 121
8 Ed Mick 21
World Series (100)
1 Jean Marc Pelletier 70 CLE 4-2
2 Geoffrey MacDonald 60 CLE 4-3
John Lo 60 CLE 4-3
4 Tom Courtney 20 CHC 4-2
5 Wes Zetaruk 10 CHC 4-1
Michael Poplawski 10 CHC 4-1
John Woycheshin 10 CHC 4-3
8 Ed Mick 0 NO PREDICTION

 

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Cubs tie series as bats awaken and Arrieta shines

October 26, 2016
Jake Arrieta made a teasing run at history, Kyle Schwarber drove in two runs and the Chicago Cubs brushed off a shutout to even the World Series with their first Fall Classic win in 71 years, 5-1 over the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 on Wednesday night.

Jake Arrieta made a teasing run at history, Kyle Schwarber drove in two runs and the Chicago Cubs brushed off a shutout to even the World Series with their first Fall Classic win in 71 years, 5-1 over the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 on Wednesday night.

For download: 2016-mlb-postseason-world-series-game-2.pdf

Overall (300)
1 Tom Courtney 152 $40.00
2 Wes Zetaruk 131 $20.00
Michael Poplawski 131 $20.00
4 John Woycheshin 115
5 Geoffrey MacDonald 86
6 John Lo 82
7 Jean Marc Pelletier 78
8 Ed Mick 21
World Series (100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 20 CHC 4-1
Michael Poplawski 20 CHC 4-1
3 Jean Marc Pelletier 10 CLE 4-2
Tom Courtney 10 CHC 4-2
5 Geoffrey MacDonald 0 CLE 4-3
John Lo 0 CLE 4-3
John Woycheshin 0 CHC 4-3
Ed Mick 0 NO PREDICTION


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Game 1: Cleveland capitalizes early, Kluber and Miller brilliant

October 25, 2016

Corey Kluber pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Roberto Perez hit two home runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 Tuesday night in the World Series opener.

Corey Kluber pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Roberto Perez hit two home runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 Tuesday night in the World Series opener.

For download: 2016-mlb-postseason-world-series-game-1.pdf

Overall (300)
1 Tom Courtney 142 $40.00
2 Geoffrey MacDonald 136 $28.00
3 John Lo 132 $12.00
4 Wes Zetaruk 121
Michael Poplawski 121
6 Jean Marc Pelletier 118
7 John Woycheshin 115
8 Ed Mick 21
World Series (100)
1 Geoffrey MacDonald 50 CLE 4-3
John Lo 50 CLE 4-3
Jean Marc Pelletier 50 CLE 4-2
4 Wes Zetaruk 10 CHC 4-1
Michael Poplawski 10 CHC 4-1
6 Tom Courtney 0 CHC 4-2
John Woycheshin 0 CHC 4-3
Ed Mick 0 NO PREDICTION


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World Series Predictions

October 25, 2016

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For download: 2016-mlb-postseason-world-series-predictions.pdf

Play is under way! I regret the delay in getting this out to you.

The Chicago Cubs are our slight favourite to win their first World Series in 108 years, while three players are pulling for Cleveland to break its 68-year drought.

Good luck!

Overall (200)
1 Tom Courtney 142 CHC 4-2
2 John Woycheshin 115 CHC 4-3
3 Wes Zetaruk 111 CHC 4-1
Michael Poplawski 111 CHC 4-1
5 Geoffrey MacDonald 86 CLE 4-3
6 John Lo 82 CLE 4-3
7 Jean Marc Pelletier 68 CLE 4-2
8 Ed Mick 21 NO PREDICTION

World Series Entry Form available

October 23, 2016

2016-world-seriesThe World Series Entry Form is now available. Please submit your prediction by the time shown on the form.

Prizes are available for the top three places in our game. Good luck!

Overall (200)
     
1 Tom Courtney 142
2 John Woycheshin 115
3 Wes Zetaruk 111
Michael Poplawski 111
5 Geoffrey MacDonald 86
6 John Lo 82
7 Jean Marc Pelletier 68
8 Ed Mick 21

Cubs solve Kershaw, off to World Series • League Championship Series Results

October 23, 2016
The long-suffering Chicago Cubs advanced to the World Series for the first time in 71 years with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday.

The long-suffering Chicago Cubs advanced to the World Series for the first time in 71 years with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday.

Series ended Saturday:

CHI 4 LAD 2
6 players had series winner correct
3 players (Michael, Tom, Wes) had series score correct

Tom and John both earned bonuses for having both LCS winners correct, while Michael, Tom and Wes earned a bonus for having a series score correct.

For download: 2016-mlb-postseason-league-championship-series.pdf

Overall (200)
     
1 Tom Courtney 142
2 John Woycheshin 115
3 Wes Zetaruk 111
Michael Poplawski 111
5 Geoffrey MacDonald 86
6 John Lo 82
7 Jean Marc Pelletier 68
8 Ed Mick 21
League Championship Series (100)
     
1 Tom Courtney 92
2 John Woycheshin 78
3 Wes Zetaruk 50
Michael Poplawski 50
5 Geoffrey MacDonald 36
Jean Marc Pelletier 36
7 John Lo 8
8 Ed Mick 0
Division Series (100)
     
1 John Lo 74
2 Wes Zetaruk 61
Michael Poplawski 61
4 Geoffrey MacDonald 50
Tom Courtney 50
6 John Woycheshin 37
7 Jean Marc Pelletier 32
8 Ed Mick 21


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