Today, reports from folks on the scene indicated that Kyle Schwarber had muscled up in the way Javy Baez did a couple years ago, and blasted a batting practice homer so far that it broke a nearby car’s windshield.
Sounds like Schwarber just nailed a car.
— John Arguello (@CubsDen) February 17, 2016
Be careful where you park to watch #Cubs this spring. One of Schwarber's BP home runs broke a car windshield today
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) February 17, 2016
And, sure enough:
— Staci Heaton (@StaciHeaton) February 17, 2016
I am definitely feeling for “geslerp” (and if you’re reading, feel free to give a shout so I can give you more appropriate love and condolences). On the one hand, it’s pretty cool to have a Kyle Schwarber homer grace your extended presence. On the other hand, a broken windshield sucks.
Folks are reminded: if you go to watch the Cubs at Spring Training, park in California.
No word yet if this particular homer had actually bounced off of a video board first before hitting the car.
UPDATE: Schwarber doing his part:
— Kyle Schwarber (@kschwarb12) February 17, 2016
.@kschwarb12 We can absolutely help him out! Should we be ready to fix more outside the park tomorrow?
— Safelite AutoGlass® (@safelite) February 17, 2016