The Chicago Cubs have a history of coming from behind when their season is on the line. If the Cubs -- who erased a three-games-to-one deficit in the 2016 World Series to capture their first championship since 1908 -- are to return to the Fall Classic, they will have to pull off a comeback achieved just once in baseball history. A 6-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday night put the Cubs within a loss of being eliminated.
Boomer Esiason joined Toucher & Rich to talk about Colin Kaepernick, and whether the Packers should sign him after losing Aaron Rodgers.
BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox say designated hitter Hanley Ramirez and pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez are recovering from offseason surgical procedures. The team said Tuesday that Ramirez underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his left shoulder, and Rodriguez had ligament reconstruction in his right knee. Both surgeries were performed by Dr. James Andrews in Florida. Rodriguez is expected to return to pitching in six months. The team anticipates Ramirez will be ready in time for the 2018 season. In his third season with Boston, Ramirez hit .242 and was second on the team with 23 home runs in 133 games. He started 108 games at DH and 17 at first base. Rodriguez went 6-7 in 24 starts in 2017, missing a
Astros bench coach and former major-league infielder Alex Cora, age 41, is a hot managerial prospect these days. Already, he's reportedly interviewed for the Red Sox's dugout vacancy, and now another notable East Coast club apparently has him in mind. The details from Ken Rosenthal: The Mets are of course coming off a disappointing 2017 season in which they lost 92 games. That resulted in Terry Collins' being kicked upstairs after seven seasons as manager and a pennant in 2015. The Mets have some upside in 2018 and beyond if they can stay healthier. However, from Cora's perspective the Boston job figures to be the more attractive one. They have some impressive young talent in place in tandem