Sunday night. A night when the Scaries come in hot and the only real way to avoid them is to go to sleep by 9 o’clock. Your only real hope is that getting 8+ hours of sleep will make Monday bearable. It works 99% of the time, you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the week.
There is 1% of the time it doesn’t work.
That 1% of the time is when your team does something that belongs in a Hollywood movie.
It doesn’t work when a man named David Bote steps up for a pinch hit appearance with his team down 3 runs. With 2 outs, 2 strikes, and the bases loaded he decides to send a ball to the moon to cap off a series victory at Wrigley Field.
Sure I am well rested but it isn’t even worth it.
I could lie to everyone, act like I was awake and saw the whole thing. I read enough tweets to know exactly what happened. No one will really know I was well into my second REM cycle by the time Wrigley erupted. I couldn’t do that though. It would be unfair to everyone that got to experience that moment of euphoria live. For those who haven’t seen it, take a gander.
Now let’s watch it one more time with Titanic music.
David Bote has become an absolute legend on the North Side. He is a former 18th round pick from a Junior College. He has spent 6 seasons in the minor leagues waiting for his chance to make a mark. People thought he would never make it to the bigs. Boy, were they wrong. He is currently hitting 329/.418/.539 all while filling in for some guy named Kris Bryant.
He is a big reason the Cubs have the best record in the National League while battling loads of different issues.
Moral of the story, never go to sleep.
P.S. If you are a Cubs fan who thinks the Cubs shouldn’t go after Bryce Harper please tweet me @TinTidwell so I can talk some sense into you.