Nico and Trent Raking, Hilarious Game Three of the World Series, Manny's Hustle, and Other Bullets

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Nico and Trent Raking, Hilarious Game Three of the World Series, Manny’s Hustle, and Other Bullets

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Game Four of the World Series is tonight, and, following last night’s record-setting marathon, I expect the position players to be a little sluggish. Maybe they can go into the 19th with a 0-0 tie …

  • After a four-hit game, Nico Hoerner’s slash line in the AFL is getting up there:

  • And that’s after missing two months of action and then struggling for a week or so when he first kicked off his time in the AFL. Can’t wait to see what he can do in his first full season next year.
  • Also raking in the AFL, utility infielder Trent Giambrone, who broke out as a launch angle guy this year at AA, and is hitting .435/.480/.739 in limited duty. Check out his no-doubter from yesterday, and do so with the sound on:

  • Big-time congrats to the Cubs’ short-season low-A affiliate in Eugene:

  • Jayson Stark has your must-read oddities, quirks, and facts from last night’s/this morning’s marathon World Series game. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime game for so many reasons. One thing I found especially crazy: only once in the history of the World Series has a team used 23 of its 25 rostered players in a single game (Twins in 1991 against the Braves in a 12-inning game). Last night, *BOTH* teams used 23 players.
  • One other LOL factoid from the New York Times: that single game between the Dodgers and Red Sox took 15 minutes longer than THE ENTIRE 1939 WORLD SERIES.
  • Great view of the celebration:

  • It’s tough to argue with things like this at this point, isn’t it:

  • I wonder if this continued into last night:

  • Got a Cubs Halloween costume this year? Some suggestions:

  • I still don’t quite get why he didn’t get both surgeries done at the same time:

  • Taking the home run sculpture down is NOT AN ENHANCEMENT YOU MONSTERS:

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.