Chicago Cubs, Cards’ Dexter Fowler keeping relationship alive and well

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Once the Colorado Rockies leave town, the Chicago Cubs will welcome in the St. Louis Cardinals. A three-game set that pits two of the divisions top teams in a battle for first place.

Although the rivalry between both the Chicago Cubs and Cardinals remains competitive, as always, it has changed. Relationships are important no matter the situation or circumstances. Either in the military, organized sports, or just everyday life; relationships and bonds come to life.

Most are unbreakable. This is where former leadoff man and center fielder, Dexter Fowler enters the picture. In 2015, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer acquired Fowler in a trade with the Houston Astros. A huge deal that would pay off in 2016.

Dexter had already made a name for himself, proving to be a reliable bat and glove at the top of any lineup. He did not disappoint in his first year with the Cubbies.

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Over the course of the season, Fowler set the table for his offense. Eventually, the Cubs would reach the National League Championship Series after silencing Dexter’s current team.

However, the New York Mets quickly brought this club down, dominating them with ease. So, what was next for Fowler?

Rumors swirled, as expected, and it was reported that Dexter had signed a deal with the Baltimore Orioles. Something that later proved to be false.

With Jason Heyward hopping on the North Side bandwagon, it looked as if Dexter’s run with the organization had come to an end after one season. Wrong.

An unexpected return paid off

While Maddon rallied his team on a practice field, Fowler was spotted making his way toward his teammates in street clothes. Greeted by Anthony Rizzo and company, he wore a smile on his face as he was mobbed.

The infamous Dexter Fowler smile.

We could easily relive that historic 2016 campaign in which 108-years of sorrow had been put to rest but we won’t. Soon after the dust settled, Dexter made a professional decision by signing with the Cardinals. A respectable move.

Despite the veteran outfielder sporting enemy colors, the bond he had formed with this organization and its fans remains as solid as ever. Mainly, with Rizzo who asked Fowler’s daughter, Naya, if she would be his flower girl.

A small favor, for the bros

To conclude this article, let’s turn our attention to Fowler’s wife and their upcoming addition to their own family. Mrs. Fowler is expected to have a child very soon and went in to schedule a C-Section.

Being the amazing wife that she is, the misses reached out to Dexter for his opinion. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, her selected due-date did not settle well with the 2016 World Series champion.

Why? Because the Cardinals were going to be playing the Cubs and Fowler wanted to be able to see Rizzo. Yes, you read that correctly. If that isn’t a bond that is destined to last forever then I don’t know what is.

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Either way here’s to the Cubs’ sweeping the Cardinals this weekend and Fowler welcoming in another tiny human into the world.