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Craig Sager put $1,000 down on Cubs to win 2016 World Series last year

Craig Sager put $1,000 down on Cubs to win 2016 World Series last year

For 35 straight years, Craig Sager bet on the Cubs to win the World Series.

That's loyalty.

And it paid off.

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Sager, a native of Batavia, Ill., was so confident in the Cubs winning it all in 2016 that he put down $1,000 in December of last year.

"You gotta think positive," he said.

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Yu Darvish's dominant 14 strikeout performance

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Yu Darvish's dominant 14 strikeout performance

David Haugh and Hub Arkush join Kap on the panel.

0:00- Kelly Crull joins the guys to discuss Yu Darvish's dominant 14 strikeout performance and to dissect Theo Epstein's brutally honest radio interview Thursday morning.

9:30- Hub and Haugh talk about Mitch Trubisky not being able to talk about his awful performance and Matt Nagy's explanation. Plus they dissect the Bears/Broncos matchup at Mile High.

16:30- NASCAR superstar Joey Logano joins Kap to preview the Cup series playoff and how tough he thinks it will be to repeat as the champ.

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:

Cubs Talk Podcast: Theo's take on his struggling team

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Theo's take on his struggling team

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, Luke Stuckmeyer, David Kaplan, David Dejesus, Kelly Crull and Tony Andracki react to Theo Epstein's comments about his club, changes in the scouting department and struggles at the leadoff spot.

01:30 - Latest odds to win the NL Central after the Yelich injury

03:00 - Brewers make up 5 games in the standing in 6 day

04:00 - Reaction to Theo's comments on defensive struggles

08:00 - How do players change the narrative of the season?

10:00 - Was 2016 the outlier year for the Cubs?

12:00 - Jason McLeod's new title with the team and a new look in the scouting department

16:00 - Struggles at the leadoff spot

19:30 - Who is the player who runs the clubhouse?

21:00 - Since 2017 did the Cubs believe they could turn it on when they had to?

24:00 - Cubs broadcast bumped for "Bachelor in Paradise"

27:00 - Darvish bounces back to be their best starting pitcher this season

Listen here or in the embedded player below. 

Cubs Talk Podcast

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