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CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 19: A general view of Wrigley Field at sunset as the Chicago Cubs take on the San Diego Padres on June 19, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 19: A general view of Wrigley Field at sunset as the Chicago Cubs take on the San Diego Padres on June 19, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Captain Almor-ica

I love the movie “A Few Good Men.” The performances by Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson are just fantastic. I am known to quote of few lines. My favorite would be “Should we or should we not follow the advice of the galactically stupid!”

Apparently, Albert Almora, Jr., likes that movie as well. In the season’s opening series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Joe Maddon ordered the “Code Red.” Almora was happy to take care of business.

With the Chicago Cubs leading 2 to 1 in the bottom of the seventh, Matt Adams lift a ball to center field, thinking he was entitled to a home run. But, deep down, Almora said, “you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall.” He leaped, catching the ball and saving a run.

Adams tipped his cap to say thank you and went on his way.

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