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Lucky fan catches two HR balls at Wrigley

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Lucky fan catches two HR balls at Wrigley

For the second time in less than two weeks, one lucky fan has snagged two home run balls in the same game.

This time, it occurred at Wrigley Field.

The fan was sitting in the bleachers in left-center and caught Carlos Quentin's bomb in the third inning. Then the same guy -- who was equipped with a glove, which some may call cheating -- snatched Darwin Barney's walk-off dinger in the ninth.

Check out the video. Pretty lucky dude. Also, weird that he was wearing what appeared to be a Clint Dempsey Nike soccer jersey. Soccer is very entertaining and all, but wearing a jersey to a Major League Baseball game? I don't know, that's gotta be against some sort of fan code of conduct, right? At least that's better than a fan who comes decked out in full gear for a team that's not even playing in that city that day (you know, like wearing Twins gear to a Cubs-Padres game or something like that).

Anyways, the video:

Mike Ditka describes his recent heart attack as 'massive'

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Mike Ditka describes his recent heart attack as 'massive'

As one of the icons in Chicago sports history, Mike Ditka's recent heart attack got plenty of attention.

Turns out, Ditka isn't downplaying it either.

In an article in The Athletic by Dan Pompei, Ditka said his heart attack was "massive." He was in the hospital for a week and a half and doctors inserted four stents and a pacemaker.

“I got my ass kicked pretty good there, but I’m feeling a lot better,” Ditka said. “Every day I get stronger. I’m not exerting myself. When I exert myself is when I can feel it. So things are good. If you had asked me two weeks ago, I couldn’t have said that.”

The 79-year-old was golfing in Florida when the heart attack happened. The Hall of Famer is still recovering in Florida.

 

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Orioles reportedly will hire Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as manager

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Orioles reportedly will hire Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as manager

The Cubs have already seen plenty of changes to the coaching staff this offseason and one more is coming.

According to reports, the Orioles are going to name Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as the team's next manager.

Hyde has been with the Cubs since the 2014 season when he joined as bench coach. He was the Cubs' first base coach from 2015-2017 before moving back to bench coach in 2018. He had been mentioned regarding managing vacancies throughout the offseason and it sounds like the Orioles will be the one to make the move.

Hyde's departure comes after hitting coach Chili Davis was fired and pitching coach Jim Hickey left the team.

 

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