Last week, Mitch Trubisky and a bunch of other members of the Chicago Bears had a whale of a time at a Chicago White Sox game.
On Tuesday, it was Khalil Mack’s turn to be taken out to the ballgame.
Mack said his first pitch at Wrigley Field the other night was his first baseball experience. And judging by that first pitch, it showed:
Let’s get this out of the way while we can: Mitch Trubisky was supposed to throw a better ball than Khalil Mack because he’s a freaking quarterback. Trubisky should fall out of bed and throw a better ball than anyone else on his team. The Bears would have some real problems on their hands if Mack was the better thrower than the guy taking snaps under center. Then again, could you imagine Mack as a quarterback? Good luck taking down that guy!
And while Mack declared he wasn’t going to follow in Trubisky’s footsteps and partake in the beer-chugging challenge, the Bears’ star pass-rusher is ready to go all-in on the “Get Chicago Another Championship Challenge” in 2019.
“That’s the plan,” Mack told NBC Sports Chicago’s Kelly Crull when asked if he and the Bears can do what the 2016 Cubs did to bring a title to a championship-starved fan-base. “There’s nothing like being a world champion and 2016 seems like it’s so long ago, so we’ve got to make it fresh and new for Chicago fans.”
No matter your choice of beverages, I think that’s a game we can all get behind.
Nothing will ever match the Cubs’ World Series drought, but the Bears’ 34-year run without a Super Bowl win makes them one of the teams most hungry for a title. Mack and the Bears offered up an appetizer with a 12-win season and a division championship, but he and his teammates crave more. Perhaps they can take some cues from the 2016 Cubs, who won it all after giving their fan base a taste of something special the year before. Wouldn’t it be something if history repeated itself for the Bears? After all, Bears are just grown-up Cubs.