Tonight, the Chicago Cubs take the field against the Cleveland Indians in a must-win situation. With Game 6 of the World Series just around the corner, support continues to flow. First it was the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bears.
Now, a professional wrestling legend has reached out with a message of his own. Fans of the Chicago Cubs nicknamed Jake Arrieta, Jake “The Snake”. Cruising through the 2015 campaign, earning his first N.L. Cy Young award.
Our former ace turned in an excellent performance against the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 of the World Series. Flirting with a no-hitter and received his first postseason win since the N.L. Wild Card game in Pittsburgh.
This year hasn’t treated Arrieta well but he still remains a huge piece of Joe Maddon‘s starting rotation. And right now, the pitching matchup is in favor of the Chicago Cubs. Will they capitalize on it?
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It’s not going to be easy, it never is. However, it’s not impossible to accomplish being down 3-2 in the series. Tonight’s lineup features a flurry of changes, mainly Kyle Schwarber batting in the No. 2 spot behind Dexter Fowler.
One move that definitely sticks out from the rest. How will Schwarber perform ahead of Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo? Is there any pressure for the young lefty? Surely, he’s going to rise to the occasion.
The Snake Speaks
If you’re familiar with professional wrestling, mainly the World Wrestling Entertainment — former known as the WWF, then you know all the old school legends. From Hulk Hogan to Gorilla Monsoon, Ultimate Warrior, Ricky The Dragon Steamboat, The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Bret Hart and the original snake.
Ahead of Game 6, on Diamond Dallas Page’s official YouTube account, WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jake “The Snake” Roberts recorded a hype video. A video that will send chills down your spine and make the hair on your arms stand up.
Jake’s video is pretty much a promo. Something that professional wrestlers do when they are preparing for a match and or building up a rivalry. Some of the greatest promos have come from Jake “The Snake” Roberts, so knowing he put together this video makes sense.
It’s a short but sweet video that’s less than two minutes long. Be sure to watch it before first pitch is delivered by Josh Tomlin. Will the Chicago Cubs keep their season alive or will they watch the Indians celebrate?
Let’s continue to make history and win the final two games of this series. Fly The W. Hat tip to Diamond Dallas Page.