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Hot Takedown Toasts The Cubs’ World Series Win


It only took 108 years, but our sports podcast Hot Takedown finally got to discuss a Chicago Cubs World Series win. We break down the strange managerial decisions in Game 7, discuss whether this year’s Cubs or the 2004 Boston Red Sox are Theo Epstein’s crowning achievement, and FiveThirtyEight’s Oliver Roeder joins us to discuss the legacy of this year’s Cubs team.

Neil Paine is a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Chadwick Matlin is a deputy editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Oliver Roeder was a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied game theory and political competition.

Joe Sykes produces our weekly sports podcast Hot Takedown.