Falling asleep before your team hits a walk off grand slam really sucks

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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.

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