Cubs debut Spiderman-inspired on-base celebration on Opening Day

This year's on-base celebration seems to be inspired by the iconic Marvel superhero.

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Every year, MLB clubs showcase a team-wide celebration for base hits - and the Chicago Cubs seem to be looking to the MCU for inspiration for this year's iteration in America's favorite web-slinger, Spiderman.

Multiple Cubs players, most notably Christopher Morel and Cody Bellinger, were seen 'shooting webs' back toward the visitors dugout on Opening Day, a fun addition to the list of on-base celebrations we've seen from the team in recent years.

Cubs channel their inner superhero in new in-game celebration

Morel, who accounted for a third of the Cubs' six hits on Thursday night, showed off the new celebration after ripping a triple off the left field wall in his first at-bat, while Bellinger did his best Spiderman impression following a go-ahead double that played Seiya Suzuki in the top of the sixth.

On the whole, the Cubs failed to come up with the big hits with men in scoring position, going 1-for-7 in those situations. The closest they came to coming up with a real momentum-changer was undoubtedly Morel's narrowly missed grand slam in the top of the tenth that could have put Chicago on top, but it wound up going just foul down the left field line.

Spiderman has been especially popular in the last 20 or so years, thanks to the combination of Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and, most recently, Tom Holland playing the Marvel superhero on the big screen. We even experienced all three iterations of New York's protector together in the Spiderman: No Way Home movie in 2021. Regardless, fun celebrations are always a good thing and, hopefully, we see a lot of this one throughout the 2024 season.