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Bill Murray: "Of course I thought this was going to happen"

Bill Murray: "Of course I thought this was going to happen"

For many years, Bill Murray has cracked jokes about the Cubs' World Series drought. 

No more. The Cubs sealed their first championship in 108 years on Wednesday, and the 66-year-old comedian was fired up afterwards. 

"Of course I thought this was going to happen," the Evanston native proudly told reporters in the team's locker room. 

Murray has had quite the month. Along with watching his beloved Northsiders navigate through the playoffs, he was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Oct. 23. Of course, Murray worked his favorite baseball team into his acceptance speech. 

Expect to see a lot more of Murray during the Cubs' parade, and check out the video above to see his full interview after the Game 7 victory. 

 

 

Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

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Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki discuss the comments Chili Davis made after being fired as Cubs hitting coach, ask if the Cubs struggles on offense were Davis' fault or the players and what Anthony Iapoce will be walking into as he tries to gets the team back on track a the plate.

 

Listen to the entire podcast here, or in the embedded player below:

 

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

The changing of the guard continues for the Cubs this offseason. 

After the team hired a new hitting coach yesterday, it was reported today that they're losing a front office member: 

Rehman, who has been with the Cubs in the same position for the last seven years, will reportedly head up the Rangers' analytics department. According to the Chicago Tribune, Rehman's role was " evaluating existing systems, and recognizing and applying solutions in an effort to create competitive advantages for the organization." 

All reports indicate that he'll be doing similar analytic-based work with the Rangers.