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Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder duets with Harry Caray at Wrigley

It was appropriate that the singer who once belted out the song “Alive” for Pearl Jam led the Wrigley Field crowd in a World Series musical interlude Sunday night.

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It was more like a duet, actually.

Eddie Vedder took the microphone for the seventh-inning stretch with a rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” as the Chicago Cubs remained alive with a nail-biting, 3-2 victory in Game 5 of the World Series. As Vedder sang, a Wrigley Field videoboard simultaneously played the version sung by Harry Caray, the late, beloved broadcaster of Cubs baseball games who died in 1998.

Vedder  dedicated “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” to Cubs catcher David Ross, who is expected to retire after this season.

On Twitter, broadcaster Peter Gammons tweeted that Vedder’s tribute to Ross’ final game at Wrigley Field was “a 2 min ban on dry eyes.”

The World Series resumes Tuesday night in Cleveland, where the Indians own a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Indians are looking for their first World Series title since 1948, while the Cubs are looking for their first Series championship since 1908.

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Divorcing couple fight over World Series tickets

“Take Me Out to the Ball Game” has landed in divorce court. And World Series tickets are at the heart of the matter.

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An estranged married couple have been fighting over tickets to Game 4 of the Fall Classic, which will be played Saturday night at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

Court documents obtained by The Associated Press from the Cook County Circuit Court say that Nancy Riddle submitted an “Emergency Petition For World Series Tickets.” Judge Marya Nega ruled that Riddle’s husband, John Riddle, can keep the tickets for himself and his 12-year-old son, but should pay for a new ticket for Nancy Riddle in a “comparable section of Wrigley Field.

With the frenzy surrounding the Cubs’ first trip to the World Series in 71 years, ticket prices have been at a premium — and costly. The cheapest available tickets begin in that section begin at $3,000.00. By comparison, standing-room-only bleacher tickets for Game 4 on Saturday are selling for $1,600 on StubHub.

The Cubs lost 1-0 to the Cleveland Indians on Friday night in the first World Series game at Wrigley Field since 1945. Cleveland leads the best-of-seven series, 2-1. The Indians have not won a World Series since 1948; the Cubs’ last Series title came in 1908.

John Riddle’s lawyer, Michael Berger, told the AP that his client landed the World Series tickets because he bought a season-ticket package deal with his friends this year before divorce proceedings began in April.

Berger is a fan of the Chicago White Sox and said he reluctantly acknowledged to the court during arguments before Nega that the Cubs "are a great team."

“Even if the Cubs lose this time, it is likely — regrettably — that they will be back to the World Series again soon,” he told the AP via telephone.

Nebraska couple creates Halloween light show to honor Cubs

The excitement over the Cubs reaching the World Series for the first time since 1945 has reached a fever pitch, and a sellout crowd is expected when Wrigley Field hosts Game 3 on Friday night.

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Already, television ratings for the first two games are the highest since 2009, CBS Sports reported.

While Cubs fans in the Chicago area have shown plenty of love for their team, a Nebraska couple decided to mix Halloween with the World Series.

Sabrina Faire and her husband created a Halloween-themed light show that goes along with the Cubs fight song, “Go, Cubs, Go,” WGN-TV reported.

“We have a Halloween light show on our house every year and since this year the Cubs are in the World Series, we decided to do a special song just for them,” the couple said on their YouTube channel page.

This isn’t the first time the couple has created a Halloween light show. For the last few years they have created light shows and uploaded them to their YouTube channel.

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Indians fan digs professor's response after skipping class for World Series

Charlie Winovich is a rabid Cleveland Indians fan who had a dream come true this week. Not only was his beloved baseball team in the World Series for the first time since 1997, he also had tickets to Game 1 of the Fall Classic, thanks to his father who bought a pair for Charlie and his brother.

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The snag for the Ohio University student was that he had class Tuesday night.

That didn’t stop Winovich. The student checked into class, gave his homework to another student to turn in and then quietly slipped away to attend the game at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Fox Sports reported.

When Charlie’s professor, R. Damian Nance, took attendance at the end of class, the student naturally was not there. Charlie then received an email from Nance, a distinguished professor of geological sciences who said he had "zero tolerance" for such absences.

Charlie responded with the truth. “I’ll be completely honest,” he wrote. “I came and swiped and gave a kid next to me my homework because my dad got us tickets to the World Series in Cleveland. I’m sorry I didn’t want to miss the attendance and I did the homework. I understand if you have repercussions.”

Winovich then attached a photo of himself and his brother at the game.

Damian’s response was one any geological sciences student could dig.

“Charlie. That looks like an impeccable excuse,” he wrote. “No repercussions. Go Tribe!”

Winovich posted a screen shot of the email exchange. He and his brother Will were rewarded by the home team, as the Indians won Game 1 6-0 against the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland pitcher Corey Kluber pitched a masterful game — nine strikeouts in six-plus innings.

“It was me and my little brother and probably the closest time we’ll ever share together,” Winovich told CBS News. “I can’t even explain to you what this past year has been like for your everyday Cleveland fan. It’s surreal.”

It was even more special to get the tickets as a present from his dad, a quadriplegic who has been living with Lou Gehrig’s disease for the past 12 years. 

Winovich’s grandfather had season tickets that he planned on selling so Winovich’s dad could get a better wheelchair, CBS News reported. But his dad refused, and instead, insisted that Charlie and Will go to the game.

“Whatever the (repercussions were going to be), it was worth it to make it to a World Series game,” Winovich told CBS News, adding that it was his first — and perhaps last — World Series game ever. “No matter what the case, if you are a Clevelander and something big is going to happen, we will be there to support our own.”

Nance’s email was flooded with well-wishers because of his response to Winovich, the student-run Post Athens of Ohio University reported.

“I realized I had become twitter famous at 5:40 a.m. this morning when I got a text from my son Christopher in Barcelona, Spain,” Nance said in an email to the newspaper.

Youngest Cleveland, Chicago fans cheer on their Indians, Cubs

Cleveland Clinic is making sure that its new arrivals have the love of the Indians written in their DNA.

Newborns at the famous hospital are now getting red, white and blue knit caps and "World Series Baby" onesies while the Tribe try to fulfill their destiny as World Series champs.

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The photos were posted on the hospital's Twitter and YouTube accounts.

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In a press release the hospital said, "The smallest (and cutest) Cleveland Indians fans have been warming up in the bullpen for 9 months, and their call has finally arrived."

Not to be outdone, Advocate Health Care in Chicago has also dressed its new babies in Cubs onesies with the phrase "Born to fly the W."

One of the health system's hospitals is blocks away from Wrigley Field, CNN reported.

MLB's Cubs and Indians fight on Twitter over weather delays

After the Cleveland Indians won Game 1 of the World Series 6-0 against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, MLB announced Wednesday’s Game 2 would be moved up to 7 p.m. due to weather considerations.

Questions lingered during the day about the weather, which led to that time-honored traditional Twitter fight between the National League and American League champs.

Actually, there is no time-honored tradition, but Cubs employees were obviously frustrated with last night’s loss.

According to MLB.com’s Cut 4, Cubs fans began bombarding the Indians Twitter account with info on the whether the game would be delayed or played. During the postseason, the MLB decides if games are playable. That isn’t the case in the regular season, which has led to fireworks between rivals like the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds.

The Indians were quick to respond and made a change to thier Twitter bio in the commotion. A line says, "We don't control the weather or rain delay decisions, Cubs fans. #RallyTogether."

Twitter accounts for pro sports and college teams have often had colorful, funny and sometimes ugly relations with fans, media and other teams.

The standard for Twitter mic-dropping excellence still belongs to the Columbus Blue Jackets for this shot it took at ESPN’s Twitter account in 2014.

No one kneeled during World Series game 1, internet noticed

Protesting the National Anthem has been a focus on this year’s football season, but at the first game of World Series baseball game Tuesday night, the scene was different.

Singer Rachel Platten, famous for her song “Fight Song,” sang the opening National Anthem, and all players appeared to stand during the ceremony.

The World Series tournament is between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians. Cleveland won round one of the series.

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People on Twitter noticed the lack of protest during the singing of the National Anthem.

San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick started the National Anthem controversy when he chose to sit during the song at a preseason game in protest to the country’s social and racial injustices. Fellow teammates as well as other football teams and athletes and across the country have joined his protest.

Many viewers feel that the protest is disrespectful to veterans who have sacrificed for the country, symbolized through the flag. NFL ratings are down this season, and many are speculating it could have something to do with the sport becoming a platform for protest.

Man predicts 2016 Cubs World Series win in 1993 yearbook quote

More than two decades ago, who could have guessed that the Cubs would win the World Series this year? 

Mike Lee, that's who.

According to WGN, the then-California resident's senior quote in his 1993 high school yearbook offered a prediction that came true Wednesday when the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians to win their first World Series since 1908.

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"Chicago Cubs. 2016 World Champions," reads the quote under Lee's photo in the 1993 annual for Mission Viejo High School. "You heard it here first."

Marcos Meza, Lee's friend and a fellow Mission Viejo alum, shared a photo and video of the yearbook page with WGN.

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"Way to call it, Mike. Way to call it," Meza says in the video. "You heard it here second. Mike Lee called it out first."

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Today, Lee lives in Chicago. He told WGN that the quote was inspired by a dream he had as a kid. The year 2016 "was up on that red scoreboard they have ... with Harry Caray blasting away, 'Cubs win the World Series,'" Lee said.

"It was pretty vivid," Lee added. "That's why I remembered it all the way through high school."

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CEO gives World Series tickets to Pearl Harbor veteran

Everrit “Jim” Schlegel is a rare breed – he’s actually seen the Cubs play in the World Series.

As long-suffering Cubs fans know all too well, the last time the Cubs were in the World Series was 1945. At 97, Schlegel, a Pearl Harbor veteran, may not have many more opportunities to see his beloved Cubs play for the championship. That’s why his granddaughter started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for a pair of World Series tickets.

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Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis heard about Schlegel’s campaign and gifted a pair of tickets to Friday night’s game to the veteran, according to WGN.

Schlegel was touched by the offer and plans on taking his son to the game. He recorded a message of thanks to Lemonis, which was posted on Twitter.

As for the GoFundMe campaign, it has generated over $11,000 in donations. The family will donate all proceeds to the Purple Heart Foundation.

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