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Cubs players react to World Series championship on social media

Cubs players react to World Series championship on social media

When the Cubs faced adversity in the postseason, several players hopped on social media to calm the fans' nerves and reinforce their confidence in other teammates. 

They were right. Their unwavering belief ended in a World Series championship, and on Wednesday they hopped back on social media to celebrate. 

For Kyle Schwarber, who suffered a gruesome injury in the first week of the season, the title was extra special. 

Grandpa Rossy had a pretty special night with a homer in his final game.

NLCS MVP Javy Baez posed for a selfie with the World Series trophy. 

Jason Hammel was so fired up he used one of the most interesting hashtags possibe. 

The most important acquisition, Aroldis Chapman, also joyously tweeted about being a part of the North Siders.

The Cubs then hit the buses to head to the airport where they were taken back to Chicago. And the party continued.

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A few still can't believe it.

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Javier Báez leaves Sunday's game in sixth inning with apparent injury

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Javier Báez leaves Sunday's game in sixth inning with apparent injury

Cubs shortstop Javier Báez exited Sunday's game against the Nationals in sixth inning with apparent ankle injury.

Báez appeared to turn his right ankle charging a softly hit groundball by Nationals pitcher Jeremy Hellickson in the third inning. Cubs manager Joe Maddon went out to check on Báez, though the shortstop stayed in the game after a brief discussion.

Addison Russell, who was set to pinch hit for Báez in the sixth inning before Anthony Rizzo grounded into an inning-ending double play, took over at shortstop in the bottom half of the inning. Sunday was Russell's first appearance at shortstop since Sept. 19, 2018, as he recently returned from a 40-game suspension for violating MLB's domestic violence policy.

The move likely is precautionary, as the Cubs held a 6-1 lead when Báez exited the game and play again on Monday night.

The Nationals scored three times in the sixth inning, cutting the Cubs' lead to 6-4. Russell made a throwing error on his first attempt, though it was a deflected ball off of Hendricks' glove.

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Yu Darvish vs. Jake Arrieta face off at Wrigley Field

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Yu Darvish vs. Jake Arrieta face off at Wrigley Field

Luke Stuckmeyer is joined by NBC Sports Chicago Cubs producers Eric Strobel and Nate Poppen to break down Monday night's big matchup between former Cub Jake Arrieta and Yu Darvish.

The trio discuss the history and dynamics behind the matchup (2:00), the statistical comparison between the two pitchers over the past two seasons and their potential going forward (4:00), the difference in mental makeup between Jake and Yu (11:00), and Jake's massively important place in Cubs history (17:30).

Listen to the entire podcast here or in the embedded player below.

Cubs Talk Podcast

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