First there was Manny being Manny.
Then there was Javy being Javy.
Now there needs to be a special section for Willy being Willy.
Willson Contreras is one of the most passionate and unique individuals in professional sports today and he proved it once again at the 2018 Cubs Convention.
In a panel hosted by NBC Sports Chicago's Kelly Crull, Jason Heyward said one of his favorite moments from the 2017 season was Jon Lester — who notoriously does not throw to first base due to a case of the yips — picking off St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham in June.
Contreras chipped in and said he had a mound visit with Lester right before it happened.
"I went out there and I said, 'Hey mutherf--ker, throw the f--king ball to first.'"
[Warning: graphic language]
That amazing Jon Lester pick-off? He's got an profanity-laced Willson Contreras mound visit to thank for it. pic.twitter.com/c00L55UGzb— Bleacher Nation (@BleacherNation) January 13, 2018
In a panel full of kids, it was absolutely hilarious and prompted Heyward to do the "Old School" earmuffs thing.
Anthony Rizzo can't even handle it in the aftermath of Contreras' surprising advice, but Kyle Schwarber's reaction to the candid moment was even better when NBC Sports Chicago showed him the clip.
Contreras is also apparently willing to sign the phrase on a bat (again, NSFW):
He'll also sign it on a bat pic.twitter.com/K3eRBIs5qY— Scott Hopfinger (@scottyhop76) January 13, 2018