Cross another milestone off the list for the World Series-favorite Chicago Cubs. The Nats and Rangers each have 73 wins, so it would be at least another week for them to reach 80. Meanwhile, the Cubs’ win gives them a 13-game lead in the NL Central.
The daily commute is the curse of the working class, and there’s only one cure (other than quitting your job): live close to where you work. When Ben Zobrist signed a 4-year, $56 million deal with the Cubs in the offseason, he and his family decided to make their new home near Wrigley Field. Zobrist and his singer-songwriter wife, Julianna, found a house that fits their family-first lifestyle and offers plenty of activity for their three young children, Zion, Kruse and Blaise. The home’s convenient location allows the Cubs All-Star second baseman to spend less time commuting and more time connecting. “We’re only about a mile from the stadium,” Zobrist said, “and that’s probably the best part
For the first time this season, the Dodgers could see October. The Chicago Cubs could see October from the day they reported to spring training. The Washington Nationals could see it in April, when they won nine of their first 10 games and Daniel Murphy emerged as Babe Ruth for a new millennium. The Dodgers? In the first half, their hitters did not hit. In the second half, half the game became the new normal for their starting pitchers, at least for the few that were healthy enough to deliver five innings. You could see the Dodgers getting into the playoffs. You could not see them lasting very long, at least not until Wednesday. Game 1? Clayton Kershaw, of course. Kershaw could be back in about