Because of the reference in the Bullets this morning, I was hunting around for the story of the Cubs-White Sox game when a fan at The Cell threw a beer at Kyle Schwarber.
Remember this crap from August 2015? There’s no video, but Schwarber – then a rookie – was fielding a double in left field when a half-empty tall boy flew near him. Schwarber went on to knock in a run in the Cubs’ victory over the Sox.
What I found funny, and why I thought it was worth sharing this today, are the quotes from Schwarber grizzled old teammate at the time, and current manager, David Ross.
“You should have shotgunned it and then went over there and found him,” Ross told Schwarber after the game, per ESPN. “I tell you what, I’d hate to try to wrap up with Kyle Schwarber …. I guarantee you that whoever threw that beer doesn’t want no part of Kyle Schwarber. I promise you that one.”
That’s my manager and my left fielder. From the very first month Schwarber was in the big leagues, Ross knew what he had.
It’s funny to look back now at this player stuff from 2015-16. I’m sure there are a boatload of Ross quotes and comments and moments from those two years that take on some additional (humorous?) context now that he’s the manager.