Christopher Morel didn’t just homer in his first big league at bat. He PREDICTED it.
Morel explained in his post-game interview on Marquee:
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And before you even think about accusing Morel of playing fast and loose with the facts, confirmation comes from Willson Contreras, who was the last Cubs player to homer in his first at bat (The Athletic):
Morel called his shot Tuesday night, telling Willson Contreras that he would hit a home run in his first major-league at-bat, the same way Contreras did against the Pirates on June 19, 2016, at Wrigley Field ….
“It was amazing,” Contreras said. “He told me and I felt like he was going to get something done. But I was thinking of a base hit, just a blooper, something positive. Once I saw the ball going out, that was a no-doubter. That kid has some pop in his bat.
I’m just so happy for him and his family. Hopefully, this is the start of a huge career for him.”
I love that kind of attitude from Morel, and it wasn’t even the first time this year he’s showed off that swagger. Back in Spring Training, Morel – who was being assigned to Double-A – told manager David Ross that he would be seeing Morel again this year (and reminded Ross of it upon his call-up).
Clearly, Morel says what he’s gonna do and does what he says he’s gonna do. He should probably go ahead and predict that he’s gonna homer in the World Series this year …
In his first big-league at-bat, Christopher Morel went deep …
He already has a major league bat flip! pic.twitter.com/N3NQKBoasu
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