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Defending World Champion Cubs Don Gold for Wrigley Field Opening Night

(GoldSilverBitcoin) Anthony Rizzo is a baseball star. He is possibly the face of Major League Baseball thanks to his role in ending the Chicago Cub’s 108 year drought and role as team star. So, it’s only fitting that on the night the Cubs raised the 2016 World Series Championship banner, Rizzo delivered his first RBI of the season to walk-off against the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Monday night.

Said Rizzo: “I’ll remember this day for as long as I play baseball.”

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Before the nailbiter of a game, the banner raising ceremony was delayed for nearly two hours due to inclement weather. The Wrigley Field video scoreboard replayed Game 6-clinching NLCS win over the Dodgers.

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As the final out of Game 6 was recorded, it poured. The videoboard showed former Cubs catcher and member of 2016 championship team David Ross take the dance floor for Week 3’s competition on “Dancing with the Stars.”


The Cubs watched from the dugout.

The Cubs sported their gold-trim Cubs jersey, which has become a new baseball trend. The 2014 World Champion Giants, 2015 World Champion Royals and now the 2017 Chicago Cubs all wore gold-trimmed uniforms in their first homestand after a World Series victory.

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Ben Zobrist missed out on wearing the Royal’s 2016 gold-trim jersey, though the Kansas City organization did send him one. He underscored the honor of wearing these jerseys and what the championship has done for the City of Chicago.

The “thank yous” are non-stop. “Recently I had a guy cry on my shoulder,” Zobrist said. “An officer from the city here.”

“Everyone needs to realize the significance of it, what it means for the organization and personally as we look back on that jersey,” Zobrist said. “We get to keep a lot of jerseys over the years, but that will be one of my favorites.”

The gold-trim jersey, which feature a gold border around the front logo, a world series commemorative patch on the right arm and a gold number and name on the back, were on sale in the Cub’s official team store for $198.

After the rain delay, the Cubs banner raising ceremony got under way. After 108 years, the former “Loveable Losers” were Champions of the World. All of the Dodgers were bundled up as lineups were announced, except for one: Clayton Kershaw. He wore just his short-sleeved gray jersey, just the same as he wore when he was rocked in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series when the Cubs beat the Dodgers 5-0.

After the defending World Champion Cubs had lined up one-by-one alongside the third base dugout, they made their way towards the center field brick wall to the roar of the crowd.

Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg raised the banner commemorating the 1907 championship. Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins raised the 1908 banner. Billy Williams raised the 2016 National League Pennant as the crowd awaited the final banner.

Then, the Chicago Cubs raised the 2016 “Champions of the World” banner. The members of the 2016 team pulled on it one-by-one. The banner had to be knocked up against the top of the flagpole a few times to fully unravel blow in the wind.

“I love banner-raising,” Cubs eccentric manager Joe Maddon said before the ceremony. “Rings are wonderful, but I love banner-raising. That’s symbolically there all the time. Every time a kid shows up at the park, he sees that banner.”

The Cubs entered the field through the center field wall. Rizzo, the organization’s longest standing MLB player, held the World Series Trophy high above his head. The Wrigley Field PA played “It’s a Long Way to the Top” by AC/DC.

“A lot of emotions seeing that video and raising the flag,” Rizzo told press after the game. “The fans deserve that. Ive been a little emotional lately for some reason thinking about all this, when they told me that, emotions ran and what an honor that is. “

Rizzo said that at one point during the night he was “fighting back tears.”

He noted: “I wasn’t expecting to get hit with that many emotions. It was amazing.”

Laura, Todd and Tom Ricketts, whose family own the Chicago Cubs, then threw out three first pitches.

The ESPN broadcast then cut to an interview with Maddon, who discussed the importance of bringing the widow of a mentor of his, as well as former Cubs manager, Don Zimmer. Zimmer’s wife, Soot, was in attendance, Maddon told ESPN viewers, by his request. He told her her late husband would be there – albeit in spirit – and so she should be, too.

The field was ready for the game. On the edge of the bases, gold plates with the World Series Champions logo shone for the camera. For one World Series hero in particular, this was the moment he’d been waiting for.

Kyle Schwarber missed most of the 2016 season – he did not record a hit during the regular season – due to a knee injury. Miraculously, doctors cleared him to be the Designated Hitter in the World Series and he played a key role in his team’s victory.

“I haven’t really got to play at home in a year so it’s really going to be special when I walk out to left and see people in the bleachers,” Schwarber said. “It’s going to be a bit of a family reunion, I guess.”

The temperature sank towards 40 degrees as the game wore on. The crowd, perhaps a bit grumpy after a long day, booed Cubs bullpen pitchers – Carl Edwards, Jr. and Justin Grimm – late in the game when they had trouble finding the strike zone.

Today the celebration continues in Chicago. Kris Bryant made took batting practice mid-day Tuesday – an off-day for the Dodgers and Cubs who resume series on Wednesday – in a Red Bull stunt.

Javier Baez, Cubs second basemen and only Puerto Rican on the 2016 championship squad, will be honored with the street “Javier ‘Javy’ Baez way” in Chicago’s Puerto Rico neighborhood.

The Cubs will wear the gold jerseys one more time, Wednesday, after they receive their Championship rings, which are said to feature 108 diamonds.

“The best part of last year is we all got to be part of something bigger than ourselves,” said Cubs President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein. “[We] feel connected to each other and the fans and the organization and the city.”

Images: USA Today, WBEZ, AP, ABC

Don’t Miss this $40,000 24k Gold Bar get Totally Crushed

YouTube channel Crushit recently crushed a gold bar worth nearly $40,000 provided gold company Baird & Co.  Check out the cascading of gold that doing so produced. 



Many individuals claim that gold is a good investment. They usually cite economic uncertainty as a reason for owning gold, which is seen by mainstream investing knowledge as a ‘safehaven’ to protect one’s wealth in times of economic crisis.

But, the YouTube channel Crushit doesn’t really care about savings. They care about views. The video got nearly ten million views in just a few days. 

The 1 kilo or 32 troy ounce gold bar puts on a show demonstrating golds malleability along the way. 

“This will be by far the most expensive crush we’ve done yet here on Crushit,” the host says.

Gold bar came sealed in plastic with corresponding serial number. The bar isn’t huge. More like  aperp weight. “Wow it is really heavy for its size of course its one of the most densest and expensive if you drill a hole through it,” he says. “…The things I could buy with this.” The gold acts similar to liquid as its smashed. 

The hydraulic press indeed has its way with the gold.

“Wow,” the host says, “just look at that it looks like a gold nugget so cool…

The gold wasn’t destroyed, to be sure. Intead, it could easily be sold for face value or melted again into new bullion product. Sure, something was spent on the totally cool experiment, but not $40,000. Whatever it was, it was totally worth it (for Crushit and the viewers, at least).

 

Rap Star Birdman Shows off Solid Gold 24k Toilet

Birdman, Number 1 Stunner, took to Instagram to show off his new home which includes a golden toilet in his gold-themed bathroom.

“Straight gold nigga,” the Cash Money CEO says.



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In 2014, Birdman took to a video series called Flashy Lifestyle where he showed off some items like solid gold Versace lighters, 24 karat gold Iphones, and various others luxury items.

Bruno Mars Sparkles & Shines on 24K Magic

Ladies have been swoonin’ over Bruno Mars for some years now, and since he’s dubbed his most recent album “24K” that gives us here at GoldSilverBitcoin a reason to listen and review. 

Mars’ most recent downplays the swoonin’ ballads that have made the hearts of women everywhere flutter for a funkier approach. But, in the glossy production of 21st century technology, something is lost in all that funk. With that said, Mr. Mars lookin’ back in the past for inspiration also helps him look into the future, and he puts his own spin on things. Read More

The Kanye West Tour Kicked Off Last Night & Here’s Why You Should Care

Kanye is a visionary. Kanye is a genius. Kanye is a synthesist. All these things? According to Kanye…But reality is what we make it, and so: Kanye is Kanye. But, over the years, Kanye West has produced some pretty awesome tracks over the years. And with the kickoff his Saint Pablo tour in Indiana last night, Mr. West Mr. West took things to the next level just perhaps.

West has an undeniable track record for elaborate stage props such as during his 2013 tour for the genius album Yeezus. On Kanye’s new tour, he ascends into the heavens on a floating stage.

Hints first came when concertgoers arrived to a stageless set.

Many bright lights adorned the set, which takes to the next level what Justin Timberlake, U2 and others have done before: perform on a floating stage. The main difference? West does it during the duration of his set, which the USA Today said would cause people to talk about the performer for years to come. The entire show featured no hypemen for DJ’s on the floating stage.

Kanye stopped the show when security guards tried to keep concertgoers away from the stage: “The whole concept is they’re supposed to go wherever they want.” West issued an apology to Nike CEO for talking smack on them in the past, and offered thanks to Adidas, his current shoe sponsor and partner.

All-in-all, his floating stage was something new and exciting. He attempted the song, “Blood on the Leaves” three times before choosing not to perform the Yeezus cut. What follows is the setlist provided by

USA Today:

1. Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 (performed twice in succession)
2. Pt. 2
3. Famous
4. Pop Style (verse West contributed to a Drake song)
5. That Part (verse West contributed to a Schoolboy Q song)
6. Facts (Charlie Heat Version)
7. All Day
8. Mercy
9. I Don’t Like (West remix of a Chief Keef song)
10. Black Skinhead
11. Power
12. Wolves
13. Feedback
14. Freestyle 4
15. I Love Kanye
16. Can’t Tell Me Nothing
17. FML
18. Blood on the Leaves (three attempts before being abandoned)
19. Jesus Walks
20. Amazing
21. Runaway
22. Devil in a New Dress
23. Flashing Lights
24. All of the Lights
25. Good Life
26. N—– in Paris (song from Jay-Z & West collaboration Watch the Throne)
27. 30 Hours
28. Highlights
29. All Falls Down
30. Only One
31. Fade

Bitcoin Is In Demand In Mr Robot’s USA Season Premiere




Mr Robot, a psychological thriller, is an experimental, new type of television show. For instance, fans were able to see the premiere of the show on social media the night before it premiered after the show’s creators “leaked” it online. The show follows a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and vigilante hacker by night. Read More