More Fun with David Bote's Walk-Off Winner and His Immediate Flight Out of Town

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More Fun with David Bote’s Walk-Off Winner and His Immediate Flight Out of Town

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Good morning to your .500 Chicago Cubs!

I know, I know. That’s not exactly exciting, but as I wrote this weekend, it’s probably the best I’ve felt about a .500 Cubs team in five years. Given where the Cubs started, I’ll take it for today.

The Cubs have yesterday’s walk-off to thank for the current .500 record, which means a big thanks to Javy Baez for a great piece of hitting and baserunning that put him on third base to lead off the bottom of the 9th. I don’t want that to get lost in the love for David Bote, whose single drove in Baez for the win.

Bote, who is now hitting .295/.380/.455 (125 wRC+) on the season, got the quick post-game hype treatment, but no Gatorade bath, because he had to fly – literally:

Imagine the human side of thinking your team had just BREEZED through an extremely quick win when you were trying to get to Colorado as quickly as possible that day … and then you see the other team tie the dang game in the 9th. And THEN, it’s you at the plate with a chance to end the game before it goes to extra innings. Incredible.

Bonus walk-off plus kid fun:

(Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)


Author: Brett Taylor

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