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WORLD SERIES CHAMPS UNDER PINOY'S SLEEVE!

By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
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CHICAGO (JGL) — Louie Macapagal wanted to show his affection to his wife, Tess, in a more legible fashion — having “I love Tess forever” tattooed in his right shoulder.

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FATE OF ADDISON CASE FILED IN FLORIDA UNKNOWN 

 

By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
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CHICAGO (JGL) – Judge Grace G. Dickler of the Circuit Court of Cook Count in Chicago, Illinois had “voluntarily dismissed” the

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NUMEROUS ROAD GAMES TAKE TOLL ON MARITAL RELATIONSHIP

 

By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA

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CHICAGO (JGL) – Absence makes the heart grow fonder but not in the case of the couple, Addison Russell and his wife Melisa Reidy

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A seminar on self defense, Defensor Method, will be held at True Balance Karate at 406 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL from April 29-30, 2017. Interested parties

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By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
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CHICAGO (JGL) — World Champion Chicago Cubs shortstop Filipino American Addison Russell may not be playing baseball as he is

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CHICAGO (JGL) – The Filipino American mother of Addison Russell says she loved Melisa like one of her own but when she and

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By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
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CHICAGO (JGL) – When a boxer promotes his bout in the media, using exaggerated blustering called “puffery,” fans, who watched the bout and were

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CHICAGO (JGL) — LAWYERS for Filipino Americans Addison Wayne Russell and wife Melisa Margallo-Russell, both 23 years old, will argue on

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CHICAGO (JGL) – Filipino American Addison Russell, the shortstop of the World Series champion Chicago Cubs, was accused by his

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By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
(© 2016 Journal GlobaLinks)

 

CHICAGO (JGL) – Following a massive World Series victory parade Friday (Nov. 4) and his trip to Disneyland the following day, Filipino American Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell is going to be treated by his mother, Milany Deocampo Russell, to “a big Filipino home-cooked dinner with the family.”

In a chat over Facebook messenger with this reporter, Mrs. Russell said, “I don’t know what Addison intends to do during the off season. … He will probably want a big Filipino home-cooked dinner with the family.”

Addison, however, will have to take a detour first to Orlando, Florida before he heads home to his home city of Pensacola, Florida.

RIZZO & TEAMMATES: 

CHICAGO CUBS First Baseman Anthony Rizzo greets millions of fans in front of his fellow Cubs team mates who joined them in their World Series victory party at Hutchinson Field in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois Friday, Nov. 4. Among those in photo from left are Cubs Closer Aroldis Chapman, Center Fielder Dexter Fowler, Catcher Willson Contreras and Relief Pitcher Carl Edwards, Jr. (JGL Photograb from WLS-Channel 7 footage)


Russell, along with Series MVP Ben Zobrist and second baseman Javier Baez continued their celebration when they were honored for their World Series win to go to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

ABC7, a part of Disney, reported Saturday Russell and the two other Cubs players rode the Disney parade down Main Street USA as they hobnobbed with Micky Mouse and waved to fans along the way.

“SELFIES ARE US”:

THESE TWO Chicago Cubs fans had to scale the traffic lights at the corner of South Michigan Avenue and East Jackson Boulevard in Chicago, Illinois to take selfies of themselves with millions of their fellow Cubs fans horrified that they might fall or get electrocuted during the parade of Celebration of the Century Friday, Nov. 4, following the World Series title victory of the Chicago Cubs the day before at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, home of the Cleveland Indians. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)


Inviting world champions to Disneyland has been a tradition by Disney since 1987 when quarterback Phil Simms of the New York Giants was first asked the famous question shortly after winning the Super Bowl, "Phil, you've just won the Super Bowl, what are you going to do next?"

Phil’s answers: "I'm going to Disney World!" and "I'm going to Disneyland!"

BLUE RIVER: 

FOR THE FIRST time in 108 years, the Chicago River was dyed blue by the City of Chicago to honor the Chicago Cubs, whose official jersey is colored blue, for winning the World Series championship last Friday, Nov. 4, to coincide with the victory party celebration at nearby Grant Park’s Hutchinson Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago River sports a green color during the annual Irish parade. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)


While both Simms and Broncos quarterback John Elway agreed to utter the famous line in exchange for $75,000, if they were victorious. Simms ultimately walked away with the payday. 

OTHER WORLD SERIES CHAMPS WERE INVITED BY DISNEY AS WELL 

Other non-Super Bowl quarterbacks, including Michael Jordan, had been posed the same question, as well as World Series champions, including Frank Viola of Minnesota Twins, World Series, 1987, and Orel Hershier, Los Angeles Dodgers, World Series, 1988. It is not known how much is the current compensation Disney is giving to Addison and company.

 

“ASK JESUS”: 

THIS CHICAGO CUBS fan might have an idea why the perennial lovable Chicago Cubs won the World Series title for the first time in 108 years. Carrying a huge banner that reads, “All that matters, Ask JESUS, to Save you from Hell,” the fan might not actually addressing his banner to the Cubs, who must be probably praying to win the World Series title but not praying to go to hell. The fan was among the five million who watched the parade Friday, Nov. 4, celebrating World Series victory of the Chicago Cubs after 108 years of trying. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)


Some five millions Cubs fans from Chicago and environs attended the parade Friday organized by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel despite a mere one-day advanced notice.

The parade paralyzed the city as the Chicago Public School allowed students and teachers to take their day off as well as some private companies were liberal in allowing their employees to take a day off.

EVE OF CELEBRATION:

LIFELONG CHICAGO Cubs fan Marlon L. Pecson celebrates the Chicago Cubs World Series victory Thursday Nov. 3 with Filipino American Belle Loyola inside Loyola‘s Asian Cuisine & Karaoke at 3506 Irving Park Rd., Chicago, Illinois. (JGL Contributed photo courtesy of Marlon L. Pecson)


Hundreds of thousands lined the parade route as the Cubs players and staff boarded double deckers to wave to their fans en route to Grant Park’s Hutchinson Field where thousands of fought their way to get spots near the front of the stage.

Surprisingly, the celebrations, which ran from Thursday morning until Friday, were relatively peaceful. The peaceful celebrations were probably due to the World Series win by the Cubs away from their Wrigley Field.

SEA OF PEOPLE IN SOUTH MICHIGAN:

THIS SIX-LANE SOUTH MICHIGAN Avenue in Chicago, Illinois last Friday, Nov. 4, was clogged with millions of Cubs fans during the parade celebrating the Cubs World Series championship that snaked thru Grant Park’s Hutchinson Field in downtown Chicago, Illinois. (JGL Photograb from WGN-Channel 9 footage).


There was no report of untoward incidents although the celebratory emotions of the fans were bottled up for 108 years. 

CHICAGO BULLS CELEBRATION WAS SOMETHING ELSE 

When the Chicago Bulls closed out the Portland Trailblazers in Game 6 to capture their first NBA championship in 1992 in Chicago Bulls’ home court, Chicago Stadium, the celebration went out of hand as Chicago fans took to the streets and celebrated. The celebration turned ugly, resulting in riots and arrest of more than 1,000 and $10-M damages.

CUBS PRESIDENT THEO EPSTEIN: 

WERE IT NOT for his two raised arms and his face that cuts his familiar profile, the ant-sized photo of Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein would not have been recognizable in case he just stared at this photographer atop a double decker, one of about two dozens of buses that waded thru Lake Shore Drive, en route to Grant Park’s Hutchinson’s Field in Chicago, Illinois Friday, Nov. 4, to celebrate the World Series championship by his Chicago Cubs. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)


When Chicago Blackhawks won their sixth Stanley Cup last year in Chicago, some fans ripped off the bust of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal at 1332 W. Irving Park Road in the north side of Chicago. The thieves held on to the bust for almost a year before it was recovered by the Chicago Police from the Blackhawks fans.

The rally last Friday lasted only for about an hour but it took the players to reach the rally site after about two hours on the road.

 

RHP JAKE ARRIETA: 

THIS PHOTO was only one of the two photos that this reporter managed to take from a slow-moving double decker during the parade as enthusiastic Chicago Cubs fans crowded away this journalist from taking a good shot. Chicago Cubs right hand pitcher Jake Arrieta, who is shown in this photo, combined with Filipino American Cubs shortstop Addison Russell’s grand slam in Game 6 of the World Series last Tuesday, Nov. 1, to rout the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio, 9-3, in the penultimate game of the Series. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)


Along the way, fans were waving towards the players while singing, “Go Cubs, Go.”

Because baseball is focused to inspire young children, many adult fans took their children to watch the parade and the rally, padding the attendance.

MADDON FOR PRESIDENT: 

THIS CHICAGO CUBS fan is obviously not a fan of Cubs fan Hillary Clinton and Mr. Donald Trump as he joined the parade of Celebration of the Century Friday, Nov. 4, following the World Series title victory of the Chicago Cubs the day before at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, home of the Cleveland Indians. Clinton and Trump will know their fate after Tuesday, Nov. 8, presidential elections. The fan wants Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon as a “write-in” candidate. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)


As the parade inched their way from Wrigley Field, employees of the City Chicago also started dying Chicago River blue, the official color of Chicago Cubs jersey. The dying is a take off from the Irish Parade, when the Chicago River is colored green.

Outfielder and second-baseman Ben Zobrist, named the most valuable player of the World Series, hosted his MVP trophy, and paid tribute to his teammates and the fans, and roused them up by saying, “This is a team of MVPs, and we’re in a city of MVPs.”

MIND & HAND LANGUAGES:

THIS CHICAGO CUBS fan expresses her sentiment, by using her mind and her two fingers, during the parade of millions of Chicago Cubs fans, who attended the Celebration of Century after the Cubs won the World Series championship a day earlier at Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio by beating the Cleveland Indians in Game 7. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)


Although, Hutchinson Field was to open at 10 a.m., many fans lined up at the gate as early as 6 a.m. to catch a close glimpse of the players that they mostly see only on television if they cannot attend the game. (Contact reporter: jglariosa@hotmail.com)

MORE PHOTOS: 

BIRD’S EYE VIEW:

FILIPINO AMERICAN Chicago Cubs star Addison Russell enjoys front and aerial view from a double decker of millions of fans in adulation for his Cubs' winning the first World Series title in 108 years during the parade on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois last Friday, Nov. 4, in this photo grab from WGN-Channel 9 footage.


SELFIE: 

THE CHICAGO CUBS team members took a photo of themselves in front of the millions of the Cubs fans Friday, Nov. 4, on the stage of Hutchinson Field in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois during a program, celebrating their World Series win the day before at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio after beating the Cleveland Indians in Game 7. (JGL Photograb from WLS-Channel 7 footage)

 


BLUE HAIR: 

A CHICAGO CUBS fan shows his loyalty to the Cubs by dying his hair blue he sported during the parade of millions of Chicago Cubs fans, who attended the Celebration of Century after the Cubs won the World Series championship a day earlier at Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio by beating the Cleveland Indians in Game 7. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)

 


LION CUBBIE: 

THIS REPORTER was bitten by the Chicago Cubs fever when he joined five million Chicago Cubs fans, who blanketed the whole city during the parade of Celebration of the Century Friday, Nov. 4, following the World Series title victory of the Chicago Cubs the day before at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, home of the Cleveland Indians. The bronze lion is one of the two guarding the Art Institute of Chicago standing as sentries along South Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago, Illinois. (JGL Photo)


FIREWORKS: 

ALL EYES WERE trained on the left side of the South Park monument while the Celebration of Century was in progress at Grant Park’s Hutchinson Field Friday, Nov. 4, as fireworks exploded during a huge party celebrating Chicago Cubs World Series win the day before at Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians, in Ohio. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA) 

 


 

HUTCHINSON FIELD: 

THE HUGE HUTCHINSON Field at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois looks like a small match cramped by millions of Chicago Cubs fans, who joined the team in celebrating their World Series championship last Friday, Nov. 4, after beating the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. (JGL Photograb from WLS-Channel 7 footage)


CROWDED FIELD:

MILLIONS OF CHICAGO Cub fans crowded the stage of Hutchinson Field at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois last Friday, Nov. 4, to watch the program of celebrating the World Series championship of the Cubs the day before after beating the Cleveland Indians in Progressive Fielder in Cleveland, Ohio in Game 7. (JGL Photograb from WLS –Channel 7 footage)


PARTY IS "OVAAH": 

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of Chicago Cubs fans, who were luckier to watch the program of the Chicago Cubs players and staff at Grant Park’s Hutchinson Field up close start their trek for home after the hour-long program celebrating the Party of the Century when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series after 108 years of waiting. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)

 


 

THANKS A MILLION FOR THE MEMORIES:

CHICAGO CUBS fans want to tell their stories about their Cubs memories by writing them on a very long canvass during the Celebration of the Century last Friday, Nov. 4, by the South Park monuments beside South Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Fans can still share their Cubs memories #sharing cubsstories. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)

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By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
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CHICAGO (JGL) – The mother of Addison Russell’s wife Melisa Reidy-Russell told the Journal GlobaLinks that her daughter is not a “Gold Digger”

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By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
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CHICAGO (JGL) – When Illinois Secretary of State George H. Ryan accepted the $25 filing fee on July 13, 1998 for the application for the Articles of

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By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
(© 2016 Journal GlobaLinks)

 

CHICAGO (JGL) – Addison Russell, the Filipino American shortstop of World Series champion Chicago Cubs, does not need to say a word about his affinity and love for things Filipino.

He can show them by simply unbuttoning his shirt, which will reveal that the tattoo he designed on his body belongs to a “Visayan tribe” in the Philippines where his maternal grandmother came from.

When I asked Addison’s mother, Milany Deocampo Russell about a Facebook photo if the tattooed body is that of his son’s, she confirmed, “Yes, (that’s) my baby boy and his Visayan tribal” symbol. The photo was provided to me by friends, Mike Enriquez and Marlon L. Pecson.

The photo shows a design that starts from his right arm and extends all the way to his chest, which looks like a coat of arm or star.

When asked the secret of success of Addison, Mrs. Russell said, “family is the number one most important role (in our lives) only after God in raising our children.

ADDISON RUSSELL EXTENDED FAMILY ALBUM:  

Addison Russell (extreme right) with his extended family, cradling his brother, Tyson, 12; Kailani, 21, his mom, Milany Deocampo Russell, his father, Wayne Russell, Jr., and his sister, Marialyn, 16. (From Facebook page)


“We have taught all of our children that in Christ we can do all things as in Philippians 4:13 and that including having a loving and supportive family!”

The 41-year-old mother of one of the biggest contributors to the success of the Chicago Cubs baseball world championship said, “My husband (Wayne Russell, Jr.) and I along with his (Addison’s) three siblings have sacrificed every minute of our day to his sports football included."

In high school, the 22-year-old Addison was a two-sport athlete -- football and baseball. At 6 feet, Addison weighs 200 pounds, bats right and throws right.
“The money was tight always but that never mattered because we had my mother-in-law Glynis Craft (my husband’s mother) who sends any money we needed that we were short for utilities and tournaments. As the saying goes it takes a village to raise a child well in our situation this was very true." Mrs. Russell said.

“My father-in-law and wife (Jerry & Rhonda Russell) my mom and step dad (Michael and Delia Davis) all played vital roles in raising all of our children. Along with special people and coaches who knew that we were pretty much too poor to afford most tournaments lend a hand in Addison's success. 

“WE ARE RICH WITH LOVE FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS” 

“So, to sum up this part, I can only say when we had nothing at all we were always rich with love from family and friends who saw in Addison the very special talent he possesses.

ADDISON RUSSELL’S TATTOO: 

ADDISON RUSSELL’S tattoo is shown when he was at a poolside as he cradles his wife, Melisa Reidy Russell. They have a child, Aiden. (Facebook photo)


“The impact of Addison and the Cubs going to the World Series is vital and important! I mean Addison is an awesome baseball player but he knows things that you cannot just train or coach.

“It's a God given gift I always tell him. He was touched the day I gave my life to the Lord.

“That's another story of passion I cannot get into right now, however; Addison is young and his work ethic is phenomenal.

“I think he brings great chemistry to the field with him and it's powerful because look how talented the rest of the team are. He is key to some major plays. Mr. Clutch I believe is one of his nicknames. I just smile. Addison loves baseball to the core of his soul! He always says Never Settle and takes that to life and the diamond (baseball field). He is a rarity amongst most men. He often says that he is still having fun and that is what matters.”

Mrs. Russell said her mother was born in Maayon, Capiz province while she was born in Olongapo City both in the Philippines.

At home, she said, her family speaks English but when there is Pinoy family around, they speak Tagalog or Visayan.

Home is in Pensacola, Florida, where “we are excited to represent the Filipino way of life in our home. My family loves the cuisine and culture.

“My American children and husband even eat with their hands! It’s the love of food that especially bonds our entire family together.”

Addison’s historic grand slam in the fourth inning in Game 6 of the World Series in Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio last Tuesday, Nov. 1, was the dagger that broke the hearts of the Cleveland Indians and dashed Indians’ any hope of ever coming back in the game and probably the Series although the Cubs were trailing 3-1.

After a pulsating extra tenth inning of Game 7 Wednesday (Nov. 2) that extended to early Thursday due to rain delay, Chicago Cubs’ left fielder Ben Zobrist hit an RBI double and catcher Miguel Montero singled home first baseman Anthony Rizzo to run the score to 8-6.

Indians could only score left fielder Brandon Guyer in the bottom of the tenth inning for the final score of 8-7 as the Chicago Cubs claimed its first World Series title since 1908.

The Filipino community in Chicago who knew about Addison's affinity to their community thanked God for listening to their prayers for letting Addison Russell and his Chicago Cubs win the World Series. (Contact reporter: jglariosa@hotmail.com

 

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