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Chicago World Series anthems get Hall of Fame treatment as Pearl Jam, Journey honored

Chicago World Series anthems get Hall of Fame treatment as Pearl Jam, Journey honored

Don't Stop Believin' Someday We'll Go All the Way.

That's it. That's the most creative line in this post. It's all downhill from here.

Tuesday morning, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the Class of 2017 and joining the likes of Tupac is Pearl Jam and Journey.

Those two bands are well known in Chicago, especially among baseball fans.

Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" was the White Sox anthem during their 2005 World Series championship.

Steve Perry — Journey's frontman — attended a bunch of White Sox postseason games in '05 and was at the team's rally celebration:

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is a notorious Cubs fan, who has formed a friendship with Theo Epstein and attended most every postseason game over the last two years.

Vedder even wrote "Someday We'll Go All the Way" about the Cubs, famously bringing Ernie Banks on stage at Wrigley a few years ago:

The Cubs celebrated with Vedder on Twitter:

This is just another gut-punch to Cleveland (the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) after the Indians blew a 3-1 lead to the Cubs in the World Series.

Javier Báez leaves Sunday's game with right heel contusion, though he expects to play on Monday

Javier Báez leaves Sunday's game with right heel contusion, though he expects to play on Monday

Cubs shortstop Javier Báez exited Sunday's game against the Nationals in sixth inning with a right heel contusion.

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 was likely precautionary, as the Cubs held a 6-1 lead when Báez exited the game and play again on Monday night. He expects to play on Monday against Jake Arrieta and the Phillies, according to ESPN's Jesse Rogers.

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. While the Cubs obviously want Báez healthy and on the field, they managed to pull out a 6-5 win in his absence.

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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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