Happy Friday, My Friends: That Time Jason Heyward Walked the Cubs Off With a Grand Slam

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Happy Friday, My Friends: That Time Jason Heyward Walked the Cubs Off With a Grand Slam

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When you think about “walk-off grand slam” and the 2018 Chicago Cubs season, you’re going to think about David Bote’s shot to beat the Nationals. I understand. I don’t blame you. It’s what I think of, too, given that it was a dang two-strike, pinch-hit, down-by-three-runs, shot to center to win the game. That kind of absurdity just doesn’t happen.

But it comes close.

Months earlier, the Cubs were trailing the Phillies by a couple runs with two outs and two strikes in the 9th. The bases were loaded for Jason Heyward, who was facing a lefty who pumps it into the upper 90s. That game was over. Right?

Well, actually, right:

This guy was all of us:

Here’s how it looked in the crowd, as recorded by Bears tight end Zach Miller:

I just thought you might want to enjoy that moment here on your Friday afternoon. I did.


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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.