Chicago Cubs: Kyle Schwarber’s home run ball to be left on top of video board


Before we get started, do you see that baseball in the picture above? Yeah, in case you missed it, Chicago Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber (also pictured) hit that ball so hard, some of us thought he caused it to disintegrate.

While most of my twitter feed went back and forth, coming up with ideas on where that ball could land, it turns out it didn’t clear the sign at all and was still intact.

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According to the Chicago-Tribune, the infamous home run ball that gave the Cubs a 6-4 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in last night’s series-clinching game, will be left on top of the video board in right field.

In order to confirm that it was, in fact, the pitch that Schwarber aka The Hulk crushed, an employee was sent to ‘retrieve’ it sometime this morning and that’s when the MLB postseason watermark verified its identity.

There have been plenty of hard hit balls that have either just missed Sheffield and or Waveland this season including Kris Bryant‘s home run earlier on in the year that nearly cleared the video board out in left field.

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Good thing guys such as Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa or Glenallen Hill aren’t around, or else Wrigley Field would really have a problem on their hands. But with all these rookies on this team, sooner or later, something’s going to happen to one of these brand new boards.

There’s no doubt Kyle was a huge part of Chicago moving past the Cardinals to reach the National League Championship Series against either the New York Mets or Los Angeles Dodgers.

Schwarber launched his first home run of the postseason back in Pittsburgh which cleared PNC Park and landed in the Allegheny river. I’m sure we’re going to see that happen a lot whenever the Cubs visit the Pirates.

So now that his moonshot was confirmed, it was also reported by the Tribune that plexiglass will be put around it and tend to it when necessary. Not only will it have a box of protection, but a security guard will escort anyone who is sent to service it just to make sure that it isn’t stolen.

Yes, you read that correctly. Schwarber’s homer that helped his club clinch the NLDS on the North Side of Chicago is going to receive Pope-like protection for an undisclosed amount of time.

I’m assuming until the Chicago Cubs win the World Series this year. Surely, it’ll receive its own spot somewhere in Wrigley Field along with that trophy that has yet to be claimed by this organization for 107 years.

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