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How The Cubs Went From Lovable Losers To World Series Champs

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Fans and players stand as they watch fireworks during the national anthem in the opening ceremonies for the Chicago Cubs before their home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 10, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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The Chicago Cubs home-opener on Monday ended after midnight, when Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo drove in Kyle Schwarber with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth.

Tom Verducci, a baseball reporter for Sports Illustrated and author of the new book The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse, joined Morning Shift to talk about last night’s win and unique manager Joe Maddon.

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