The Dallas Morning News
World championship flag flies over Wrigley
CHICAGO — Finally, a banner moment at Wrigley Field.
The Chicago Cubs raised their 2016 World Series championship flag Monday night, delighting a raucous crowd that waited through a long rain delay for a moment more than a century in the making.
Hall of Famers Ryne Sandberg, Fergie Jenkins and Billy Williams raised banners for the franchise’s two previous championships and last year’s NL pennant. First baseman Anthony Rizzo had the initial honors for the drought-busting title flag before the rest of the Cubs took their turn.
Rizzo then brought the championship trophy out when he returned to the field from under the bleachers, drawing more cheers prior to Chicago’s home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers — which was delayed by rain for nearly two hours.
It was a moment generations of fans never got to witness. Even more wondered if they would ever get the chance.
But that all changed when the Cubs beat the Indians in a thrilling Game 7 at Cleveland last fall for their first championship since 1908.
Posey ‘fine’ after being hit in helmet by pitch: Giants catcher Buster Posey was doing well after being struck in the helmet by a 94 mph fastball from Taijuan Walker in the first inning and forced out of the game, a frightening moment in San Francisco’s 4-1 victory against Arizona.
Giants manager Bochy said if Posey weren’t a catcher, he might have been OK to stay in the game, but the Giants weren’t taking a chance with the 2012 NL MVP and 2010 NL Rookie of the Year.
AROUND THE LEAGUE
Boston: The Red Sox have fumigated and disinfected their clubhouse at Fenway Park to help fight the flu.
NY Yankees: Jordan Montgomery has earned the fifth starter’s job in the Yankees’ rotation and is scheduled to make his major league debut Wednesday night against Tampa Bay.
Philadelphia: Pete Rose will be inducted into the Philadelphia Phillies Wall of Fame in an on-field ceremony Aug. 12.
Washington: The Nationals placed SS Trea Turner on the 10-day DL with a strained right hamstring.