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WMAQ Channel 5 - 10pm News - "The Cubs' Season: It's Over..." (1982)

Seems like it was over before it even started... ;-)

Here's part of a report from the WMAQ Channel 5 10pm News which features an end of the season feature on the Chicago Cubs by Chet Coppock.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, October 3rd 1982.

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Cool clip Fuzzy thanks for posting. More baseball clips please. As we all know Marla Collins would go on to bigger and better things.
Comment posted by 1980sfan on Monday, April 12th 2010 at 9:20am.

And to think that a mere 5 wins and 14 losses later, Lee Elia would give the world one of the greatest soliloquies in modern history.
Comment posted by AbeFroman on Monday, April 12th 2010 at 3:21pm.

That is one beat up looking mic flag in this report.
Comment posted by szake on Monday, April 12th 2010 at 3:54pm.

Ah yes...Chet Coppock. Haven't heard that name in years.

Here's the infamous tirade with Lee Elia:
(Warning-NOT suitable for work or people who are highly offended)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv23pqH9iG0

Comment posted by Pete on Monday, April 12th 2010 at 6:54pm.

This was 74th of the 101 damnations the Cubs have gone through.
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Monday, April 12th 2010 at 7:54pm.

What about the White Sox?

Does Chet Coppock look like David Letterman's long-lost twin or what??

Comment posted by Big Rollo Smokes on Tuesday, April 13th 2010 at 5:12pm.

The ChiSox did not win the division championship until a year later.
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Saturday, August 28th 2010 at 2:00pm.

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