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Cubs Pitcher Pedro Strop Jason Heyward Saved Our Ass Pump Up Speech Was INSANE!

11/3/2016 3:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Wanna know what Jason Heyward told the Cubs during the 10th inning rain delay that got the team so fired up, they ripped off 2 RUNS and won the game???

It's just as awesome as you'd imagine -- so says Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop ... who says the pep talk was like something out of a Hollywood movie.

There was cussing. There was adrenaline. And it worked in a big way. 

The question now ... can the Cubs repeat? Strop seems pretty confident. 

Cubs Hero Albert Almora Jr. BEST YEAR EVER! Baby, Marriage, Dad Beats Cancer, World Series

11/3/2016 2:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Albert Almora Jr.'s 2016 Checklist: 

Score go-ahead run in the 10th inning of Game 7 of the World Series? Check. 

Become a father? Check. 

Watch his own father beat cancer? Check. 

Marry smokin' hot Philadelphia 76ers dancer girlfriend? Check and mate (literally).

TMZ Sports spoke with the 22-year-old Chicago Cubs hero and his wife, Krystal, who told us how they celebrated the big victory Wednesday (hint: lots of celebrity cameos!) 

It's a great video and our big takeaway ... it's gonna be SUPER tough for 2017 to top this year. 

Cubs KO Victim Arrest Record for Assault, Harassment

11/3/2016 1:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


The Chicago Cubs fan who was knocked out cold after Game 7 of the World Series was enough of a hothead recently to get arrested twice ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Alan Anderson was busted by Chicago cops Sept. 10th for the crimes of phone harassment and assault. Law enforcement sources say the alleged victim is Anderson's ex-girlfriend. According to docs, he allegedly called her 160 times and left a voicemail saying, "I am coming for you, I'm bringing brass knuckles for you."

He was arrested at a bar in Chicago. The case is being handled by the domestic violence unit in the prosecutor's office.

He was also busted in March for another misdemeanor case of harassing someone by phone. 


Anderson did not want to discuss his arrests -- he has an upcoming court date -- but he did strongly deny he was talking smack with the Indians fan who knocked him out Wednesday night.

He admits he was celebrating loudly, but not in anyone's face, when the Indians fan approached and told him to shut up. He says they argued for a bit, and then the guy punched him out of nowhere. Anderson says he was calmly pleading his case when he got hit, and did not dare him to swing ... as witnesses have claimed.

As we told you, Cleveland PD is investigating.


Chicago Cubs Fan KNOCKED THE HELL OUT in W.S. Street Fight (UPDATE)

11/3/2016 7:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar8:55 AM PT -- TMZ Sports has learned the victim was 36-year-old Alan Anderson, and he was transported to a hospital in stable condition. He suffered a cut to his mouth and a head injury.

Anderson regained consciousness and told police and paramedics he'd been in an argument that got physical. He told police he did not want to file a report and even refused medical treatment, initially.

1103-launch-victim-alan-andersonHere's the best part -- we asked Alan how he's doing this morning. His response -- "My head hurts." But he says he's gonna be fine ... "I survived an assault just like my Cubs survived being down 3-1."

Of course he added, "Go Cubs go!" update_grey_gray_barThe biggest hit at the World Series came AFTER the game -- when an Indians fan KO'd a Cubs fan right outside the stadium ... and the whole thing was caught on video. 

The two men had been arguing in the street outside Progressive Field in Cleveland when the Indians fan -- in a "Cleveland Against the World" shirt -- threw a haymaker right hook ... knocking the Cubs guy out cold. 

The man who shot the video told us cops and paramedics responded, and he also told us exactly what started the fight.

KO'd Cubs Fan Dared Indians Fan to Punch Him ... Witness Says

11/3/2016 9:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Chicago Cubs fan who was knocked out cold after the World Series was running his mouth to an Indians fan -- and even DARED the Cleveland guy to punch him ... so says the man who shot the video. 

We spoke with Chris Vallimont ... who says he pulled out his phone and started to record after he saw the two men cussing at each other right outside Progressive Field. 

"The Cubs fan said, 'You guys just blew a 3-1 lead, f**k you.'"

The Indians fan shot back, "Fight me, p****."

The Cubs fan replied, "Hit me now, I dare you."

The Indians fan accepted the challenge and blasted the Cubs fan in the face -- and then immediately fled from the scene while the Cubs fan laid on the ground unconscious ... so says Vallimont. 

"He probably didn't move for about 12 minutes."

Cops and emergency personnel rushed to the scene and the Cubs fan was hospitalized. 

The Indians fan has still not been identified -- but cops are investigating. 

LeBron James Makes 'Don't Be Sad, Cleveland' Video ... It's Pretty Sad Though

11/3/2016 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

110316_lebron_james_primary_v2Check out LeBron James giving Cleveland his best "Buck up, kid" ... moments after the Indians' crushing loss to the Cubbies.

Unfortunately for Believeland, LBJ's video love note also includes a nice shout-out to Chicago, but it's definitely heartfelt.

Hey, at least he didn't remind the Indians and their fans about how the Cavaliers' season ended.

Bill Murray Champagne Raging with Cubs ... After World Series Victory

11/3/2016 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bill Murray unleashed 108 years worth of elation in the Chicago Cubs locker room Wednesday night -- sprayin' champagne, chuggin' champagne and TURNIN' ALL THE WAY UP with the team. 

Murray was literally clinking full champagne bottles with players like Dexter Fowler -- and telling all the Cubbies why last night was one of the most special moments in his life.

It's great footage -- and well-deserved.


And you gotta love the way Bill ended his night in the locker room -- he's an environmentally friendly reveler.  


Charlie Sheen 'Sorry We F'ing Lost' ... Boozy Bar Rant

11/3/2016 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Truth bombs from Charlie Sheen after his Cleveland Indians lost Wednesday night -- "It was exciting for a while, but let's face it ... we f**king lost."

Sheen hit up Barley House in Cleveland to drink his World Series sorrows away with the rest of the Tribe fans ... and once he got a good buzz going, he picked up the house mic and addressed the fans.

"Sorry, we f**king lost."

You can tell he's disappointed -- and takes a shot at MLB for not letting him throw out the first pitch -- but that didn't stop him from raging into the early morning. 

Can you imagine the party if they actually won?


Chicago Cubs Win World Series Suck it Billy Goat!

11/2/2016 10:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1102-chicago-cubs-celebrating-gettyThe Chicago Cubs are World Series Champions!

Let that soak in ... most of your grandparents, and everyone on Earth younger than them, NEVER could.  

No sign of the apocalypse, so far. However, 59-year-old actor Daniel Stern did tearfully recreate his Cubs celebration from "Rookie of the Year" -- in his underwear.

Close to apocalyptic, but mostly good fun. #CurseKiller

And if you've been living under a rock and don't know what the 'Billy Goat Curse' is -- ask Bill Murray. Or just Google it.

Got a feeling Bill's gonna be busy for a while.


Charlie Sheen Scores WS Field Invite ... Fan Says MLB Shut It Down!

11/2/2016 3:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen had a golden ticket -- an invitation to get on the mound for Game 7 of the World Series -- but a fan says MLB rejected his request to bring the actor on the field..

The fan, Daniel Eleff, tells TMZ ... he won a Starwood Hotels contest and got 2 tickets to Wednesday's Cubs-Indians showdown. He'll also be throwing a ceremonial pitch. Daniel says he wanted to use the ol' "Get me Vaughn" from "Major League" ... and have Charlie run out on the field.

But watch what happened when MLB honchos got wind of that -- Daniel told us how quickly his plans changed. We reached out to MLB, but so far no word back.

If nothing else, Indians fans can rest assured ... Ricky will be in the stadium.

CLE Indians' Francisco Lindor Custom Playoff Cleats ... 'BelieveLand'

10/6/2016 2:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1006_Francisco-Lindor_shoes_getty-Soto-CustomsWith the Indians as the odds-on LONGSHOT to win the World Series, Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor just got some brand new cleats made up ... with the word "BelieveLand" on the sides. 

Seriously, according to SportsLine, the Indians only have a 6.4% shot to go the distance ... behind the Giants (9.0%), Rangers (11.9%) and Nationals (12.0%). 

Shocker ... the Cubs are the faves (18.4%). 

But back to the cleats, which Lindor had whipped up by Jorge Soto of Soto Customs -- he says the phenom wanted something "nice and clean" for his playoff debut.

Hey, the Cavs already beat the odds this year ... why not another team from Cleveland? 

WWE Sends Championship Belt ... to KC Royals

11/2/2015 9:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1102-triple-h-belt-twitterTo the victors, GO THE BELT!!!!

The Royals should probably clear some extra space in the trophy case, 'cause Vince McMahon is sending some hardware to K.C. 

Vince's right-hand man, Triple H, tweeted out ... "Congrats to the 2015 @MLB World Series Champions the Kansas City @Royals! #HeadedYourWay #DontGetChampagneOnTheTitle."


Kansas City No Riot, No Arrests ... After Royals Victory

11/2/2015 7:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1102-kansas-city-police-royals-gettyThere were no burned out cars in Kansas City this morning ... in fact, it's been a regular sleepy Monday with cops telling TMZ Sports the city was VERY well behaved after the World Series last night. 

A rep for the KC Police Department tell us there were ZERO World Series-related arrests after the Royals won the crown ... a HUGE difference from the scene in San Francisco one year ago. 

As we previously reported, SF was a war zone when the Giants won in 2014 -- with 40 total arrests, 9 police cars damaged, 3 officers injured and 2 people shot. 

But Sgt. Darin Snapp tells us in K.C., "It was a great night."

"There were no fights, no damage, no arrests in relation to the celebration. Everyone had a good time. A successful night for the Royals and the community of Kansas City Missouri."


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