Chicago Cubs News: Christopher Morel's blast brings back old vibes

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Thousands of Chicago Cubs fans made their voices heard at Target Field as Christopher Morel rounded the bases in the top of the ninth of Friday's game. Morel blasted a 429-foot moonshot to right-center field to extend the Cubs' lead to 5-2, it was his second home run since coming up from Triple-A Iowa last week.

Morel's no-doubt blast made the upper deck at Target Field as it left the bat at 109.2 MPH. All Twins centerfielder Byron Buxton could do was helplessly watch it sail into the night sky.

Watching the 23-year-old Morel crush this kind of home run brought back some similar vibes to what Cubs fans felt in 2014-2015 with that young and upcoming core. We saw Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Kyle Schwarber, and Jorge Soler as young up-and-comers blast some epic home runs, energizing the fanbase. Morel might not be a rookie, but he is still very young and still developing as the Cubs are building up for the future.

One might remember Soler's home run in St. Louis in 2014, Bryant hitting one off the top of the Wrigley video board, or Schwarber's Wild Card home run into the Allegheny River. All mammoth homers hit by players under 25 that made fans go, "Wow." Now we see Morel do the same. Hopefully, many more to come, we do know that Morel can hit the ball very hard. He hit 16 home runs in 113 games last year and 11 in 29 games with the Iowa Cubs this year.

After the 2021 trade deadline, it was a tough run of losing baseball for a solid year plus. The fanbase wants that 2014-2015 feeling this year as they attempt to climb back into relevancy. Morel's home run gives fans some of that feeling.

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