Quintin Berry was in junior college when he watched pinch-runner Dave Roberts steal second base in the ninth inning of Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS.
There's no way Berry could have known that moment would alter the course of his life forever.
It was arguably the most famous stolen base in baseball history, as Roberts wound up scoring the game-tying run on a Bill Mueller single off New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera and the Boston Red Sox then went on to win Game 4 in extra innings before overcoming a 3-0 deficit in the series.
Of course, the Red Sox then broke the Curse of the Bambino and ended their 86-year drought by winning the World Series.
The Cubs called Berry up to the majors when rosters expanded on Sept. 1 and the 30-year-old outfielder/pinch-runner was quick to admit he wouldn't even be here without Roberts' heroics 11 years ago.
Berry wound up in Boston at the end of 2013, where he served as a designated pinch-runner and earned a ring with the world champion Red Sox.
"I talked to [Roberts] in '13 when I got over there to the Red Sox," Berry said. "I told him, 'You don't know this, but 2004 got me a job now in 2013.'
"What he did allowed me to be part of that World Series team. I was grateful for that. He had no idea how much he changed the game back then and how it was going to affect everything now.
"It's continued to get me a job and give me and opportunity to come out here and help ballclubs."
Berry is essentially up with the Cubs as a designated runner.
He's a perfect 25-for-25 in stolen-base attempts in his big-league career and that speed and sense on the basepaths has helped him bounce around to eight different organizations since he broke into professional baseball in 2006 as a fifth-round pick of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Berry stole three bases without recording a plate appearance with the Red Sox during their 2013 run, but the speedster also made it to the World Series in 2012 with the Detroit Tigers as an everyday outfielder.
He sees a lot of similarities between the 2015 Cubs and both those teams that made deep runs in October.
"In 2013, everybody was real close - a tight-knit group," Berry said. "Here, it's the same thing. Everybody's loud, everybody's vocal, everybody's fired up every day.
"The celebrations and everything after the games when we win and how everybody's pulling for each other - it's the same feeling. I feel like a winning team has to have that love and that passion for the game for one another.
"It's definitely here. It's pretty fun to be here and be a part of it."
At the same time, Berry also said this Cubs team has its own identity and is different from the other winning teams he's been on. He attributes most of that to youth.
"These boys are loud, these boys are wild, these boys are hungry," Berry said. "You've got a lot of young guys here that are on the verge of doing something they've never done before. They're all excited and it's all new to them.
"It's nice to have that freshness - everybody out here and being hungry and ready to go."