The Cubs are up for another award.
After making history by ending a 108-year championship drought, they've been nominated for Team of the Year for the 2017 Sports Business Awards.
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The Cubs had the most regular-season wins in 2016 with 103, won the NL Central for the first time since 2008 and did so in commanding fashion, and got through the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers in the first two rounds of the postseason, and capped it off by beating the Cleveland Indians in seven games of the World Series.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Miami Dolphins and Toronto FC are the four other nominees. The winners will be announced on May 24.
Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts was also nominated as sports executive of the year, alongside Ari Emanuel/Patrick Whitesell (WME-IMG), David Levy (Turner), Michele Roberts (NBA Players Association) and Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner.
Baseball players don't forget grudges. Javy Baez and Reds pitcher Amir Garrett gave an example of that on Saturday.
Garrett struck out Baez in the seventh inning of the first game of the Cubs-Reds doubleheader. Garrett showed some excitement with the strikeout and then said something to Baez. They both started jawing at each other and suddenly the benches cleared.
At first glance, it looked like Garrett was a bit too excited to get a strikeout with no one on base. Turns out Baez had his own bit of swag for Garrett last year (Friday was the one-year anniversary) in the form of a grand slam at Wrigley Field.
This time Garrett got Baez and wanted to even things up a bit.
Things didn't get too feisty despite the benches clearing, but Anthony Rizzo did rush to Baez's side at some speed. This could be a matchup to keep an eye out for in the future.
Siera Santos, Kelly Crull, and David DeJesus go into the audio archives to break down the biggest games for the Cubs in Cincinnati.
David DeJesus gives us his top 3 ballgames with such gems as The Schwarber Game, The Kris Bryant Game, Starlin Castro’s debut, and Jake Arrieta’s second no hitter.
Listen to the full Cubs Talk Podcast right here: