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Famous Cubs fans tweet the W after Game 5 victory

Famous Cubs fans tweet the W after Game 5 victory

From the first pitch to the last out, famous Cubs fans flocked to Twitter to show their support during Game 5.

While they may have had a few tense moments during the Cubs' 8-4 win over the Dodgers, the Twitter mood was largely positive. 

The action was kicked off by Adam Baldwin, who proved that Los Angeles fans couldn't even win in their own backyard. 

https://twitter.com/AdamBaldwin/status/789256730102247424

Then, it was Addison Russell's huge two-run blast that sparked a tweet storm. 

When it became clear that the Cubs were going to score the victory, celebrities let the posts rip. 

Bob Newhart, who couldn't muster a smile at Game 3, proudly waved his flag. 

And John Cusack claimed that the North Siders are back. 

Tweet of the night goes to Nick Offerman, or Ron Swanson, though. He managed to celebrate the win and throw a not-so-subtle jab at the Cardinals. 

 

Fly the W, Nick. Fly. That. W. 

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.