Chicago Cubs: YouTuber puts together chilling playoff hype video


This journey all started when the Chicago Cubs announced former Boston Red Sox savior Theo Epstein as their President of Baseball Operations when he signed a five-year deal on Oct. 12, 2011.

With the Cubs looking for a new general manager, the move to bring in Jed Hoyer made sense considering the fact that these two men worked together in Boston.

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Hoyer made several trades with the Red Sox after jumping ship to the San Diego Padres which featured Adrian Gonzalez heading to Theo in exchange for former Cub Eric Patterson (brother of Corey Patterson), Casey Kelly, Reymond Fuentes, and last but not least, Anthony Rizzo.

At first, this organization had some doubters as the club would struggle during their first couple of years, finishing in last place with records of 61-101 (2012), 66-96 (2013) but turned things around in 2014 with a 73-89 record.

Last season was the first look at the blueprint that was laid out before our very eyes once both men were brought on board. Obviously, Rizzo was the original building block for this squad, but other’s followed and made their debut in 2014.

Guys such as Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara, Jorge Soler, Tsuyoshi Wada, Kyle Hendricks, and Neil Ramirez made an impact with the Cubs as they continued to boost their winning percentage.

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Everything changed once the decision to move on from Rick Renteria in favor of Joe Maddon last winter. Finally, Chicago had themselves an experienced skipper who has had some success with young players over the course of his career.

He’s worked with guys such as Carlos Pena, David Price, Scott Kazmir, Fernando Rodney, Sam Fuld, and Evan Longoria just to name a few while with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Of course, this batch of young talent has the potential to make a handful of playoff appearances and even win themselves a World Series title or two with guys like Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, and Kyle Schwarber charging behind Rizzo.

And you can’t forget Jake Arrieta who is having himself an N.L. Cy Young season.

This club matched their 2008 win total, except their 97 wins at the time was enough to clinch the N.L. Central over the St. Louis Cardinals who racked up 100 wins before the regular season wrapped.

Still, good enough for the third record in all of baseball, the Chicago Cubs will continue this epic journey on Wednesday when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in a one-game Wild Card showdown.

Which brings us to our video of the day.

There have been several video’s posted throughout the year, but this specific one that was posted by YouTuber Trevor Vallese will not only give you chills but may bring you to tears as well.

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