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Cubs World Series trophy: The hardware compared and how much it's worth - Chicago Tribune

The Commissioner's Trophy, a gleaming 30-pound prize sporting 30 metal flags, one for each major league club, and a gold-stitched baseball, has already drawn big crowds at its home in The Park at Wrigley, 1101 W Waveland Ave. Made by Tiffany & Co., ...and more »

History, humor unite as Obama honors Chicago Cubs - Chicago Daily Herald

WASHINGTON -- In the grand scheme of things, maybe sports don't mean all that much. But in a world that seems to grow weightier by the day, sports do lighten the load a little bit. And whether they want to or not, sports and sports figures can have a ...and more »

Jake Arrieta skipping White House trip, cites family reasons - ESPN

CHICAGO -- When the World Series champion Chicago Cubs visit President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday, star pitcher Jake Arrieta won't be with them. Arrieta said he needs to be home -- his mother-in-law is recovering from brain surgery, ...and more »

Chicago Cubs visit President Obama at the White House - Washington Post

With President Obama set to leave office in a few days, the Chicago Cubs visited the White House on Monday, becoming the last championship team to be feted during his administration. This one, of course, is special for another reason. Obama is a ...and more »

Laura Ricketts' pleas to President Obama led to Monday's White House visit - Chicago Tribune

It was a bipartisan effort by the Ricketts siblings that led to Monday's White House celebration of the Cubs, who just managed to beat the clock before President Barack Obama's moving day. So while Pennsylvania Avenue is fenced off in preparation for ...and more »

A popular photo-op, but World Series trophy lacks aura of its counterparts - Chicago Tribune

Having won their first World Series in more than a century, the Cubs have the Commissioner's Trophy to show for it. Now they get to show it off. It is more than a mere award for the Cubs and their fans. It's the monkey off their back, 108 years of ...and more »

Last hurrah: Obama welcomes in world champion Chicago Cubs - CNN

(CNN) President Barack Obama welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the White House on Monday, in one of his final acts as its occupant. The team -- along with a strong showing of top presidential aides and allies -- celebrated their first World Series title in ...and more »

Trump administration member Todd Ricketts to join Cubs at Obama White House - Chicago Tribune

No prizes for guessing which members of the Cubs-owning Ricketts family are planning to make the trip to the White House with the World Series champs on Monday — or which won't. But Ricketts family spokesman Dennis Culloton did spring a minor ...and more »

For fan in chief Obama, a Chicago champion caps his own record run - Los Angeles Times

The Obama presidential library might need a special wing for all the memorabilia sports teams have given him, but by his own assessment, no team has delivered the sort of mementos the Chicago Cubs did Monday. Among the tributes: a "midnight pardon" for ...and more »

Chicago Cubs Hold One More Celebration, and Gear Up for a Repeat - New York Times

CHICAGO — When the Cubs chairman, Tom Ricketts, took the stage on Friday night to kick off the team's annual winter fan convention, it was hard to ignore that it was, after all, Friday the 13th. But after last November's World Series triumph, which ...and more »