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Paving a Path for Ian Happ

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Ian Happ is turning a lot of heads this March. Not everyone’s path to the majors is straight and narrow, so I give my best shot, only scratching the surface at the potential road ahead for the 2015 first round pick.

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The Death of the Loveable Loser – A Tale of Three Clinchers

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The postseason is a roller-coaster, no fan of any team in any sport will disagree. Its why the players play the game and make the big bucks. These “big boy games”, as John Lackey has referred to them, are not only a testament to each team’s strengths, but how well they can avoid showing their soft underbelly. Among the twists and turns of the roller-coaster, there are lessons to be learned and glory for those who prevail. No games teach us these lessons better than a clincher, and the Cubs won the necessary three it takes to deem themselves champions of baseball. Here’s a look into those three series clinching games, how I felt during certain moments, and what I learned when it was all said and done.