It took the Cubs 108 years to get the World Series trophy, and 7 months to break it


The World Series trophy is stylish, beautiful, and quite spindly. Theo Epstein should have remembered this from winning one with the Boston Red Sox, but alas he did not learn the lesson. The Commissioner’s Trophy needed repair after reports that several of the flags snapped off the top of it.

How does this happen, you might ask. Well, by bringing it on stage with Eddie Vedder and having the crowd pass it around.

Here’s what happened, according to the Chicago Tribune:

Epstein is shown on stage playing guitar while Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder sings and the trophies are being passed around the room.

“A handful of (the 30) flags came off the trophy during the event Saturday night,” Cubs vice president of communications and community affairs Julian Green told the Tribune. “(It) was repaired and was on display Sunday (at Fenway along with the Red Sox trophy).”

Launch angles. Daniel Murphy has a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist, and he keeps the launch angles in there. Someone needs to get that briefcase.

While I will put Wieters and Werth down in the “It’s still April, have some Best Place To Buy Cheap Jerseys perspective” AFL Cheap Jerseys category, the idea that Wieters will contribute above-average offense from the catcher’s position is unfair. The Nationals didn’t need that if they were going to get contributions from Zimmerman, if Harper was playing like an MVP again, if Murphy was the same hitter he was last year, if Turner was a burgeoning star.