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  • Sept. 24, 1969: Strange day, indeed

    Sept. 24, 1969: Strange day, indeed
    On Sept. 24, 1969, Chicago hosted a double-header of tragicomedy, the kind of spectacles in which you didn't know whether to laugh or cry. One ended that day: a Cubs pennant run that, only two weeks earlier, looked likely to bring a World Series to Wrigley Field. Another began that day: the conspiracy trial of the designated fall guys for the fiasco of the Democratic Party's 1968 National Convention. The trial story was part of the Age of Aquarius with its flower children and anti-war demonstrations. The Cubs saga originated in the dim mists of the past, stretching back to at least the 1908 World Series victory, the team's last. The narrative arc of a sports saga and a political story, by some turn of fate, came together on a rainy Wednesday, 45 years ago.
  • Kershaw scuffles to 20th win of season

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Kershaw scuffles to 20th win of season CHICAGO -- Fastballs missed their target and breaking balls went awry but left-hander Clayton Kershaw persevered through five tough innings to become the...

    Angels might use Jered Weaver on short rest in ALDS

    The Angels are considering whether to use ace Jered Weaver on short rest in the first round of the American League playoffs. "It's always something you consider in a shorter series," Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said Friday. The Dodgers made that move...

    Dodgers 14, Cubs 5

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Dodgers 14, Cubs 5 CHICAGO -- Left-hander Clayton Kershaw became the first 20-game winner of the season in the major leagues and helped put Los Angeles on the verge of the National League playoffs...

    Philadelphia Phillies - PlayerWatch

    SS Freddy Galvis was 2-for-4 with a double Thursday. He was 4-for-13 in the series against the Padres with a double, a homer and four RBIs. Galvis is a .214 career hitter with 12 homers and 51 RBIs in 162 games. He has a .260 career average against the...