Chicago Cubs: THE moment it all seemed possible
No one needs me to talk about this one. I could just leave the picture above and it would probably do the trick for most Cubs fans.
Coming out of the most memorable rain delay the Cubs have ever had, Schwarber led off the top of the 10th inning in a 6-6 tie with a scorched single that beat the shift into left field. Coming off a 94 MPH cutter thrown by lockdown reliever Bryan Shaw, the single actually got Schwarber pulled from the game.
Not like that of course. We all know the way the rest of the inning went: Almora tagged up on a fly ball, Zobrist and Montero both shot balls the other way for RBI hits, and the rest is history.
Schwarber started all that. After being out all season with torn ligaments in his knee. You literally couldn’t have written a better script for the team or player that season… and while there may not be any more to write in Schwarber’s Cubs script, there’s no doubt he will provide whoever signs him with some more memorable moments. I can still hope it’s the Cubs, right?
Still processing my feelings about the non-tendering of Schwarber, thinking about all these good moments over the last few years definitely helped give some perspective on the legendary place Schwarber will always hold in Cubs history. That much is undeniable.