While the Cubs were busy winning their first National League Pennant in 71 years, Kyle Schwarber was making his debut in the Arizona Fall League in hopes of making a comeback in the World Series.
Schwarber, who tore his ACL and LCL during the opening week of the MLB season, said he had a set-up in the dugout where he was tracking the Cubs during their 5-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS.
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And when he found out the Cubs had won, his new teammates gave him a champagne shower in the locker room.
Check it out in the video below, courtesy of Cubs scout Spike Lundberg:
Schwarber congratulated his team via Twitter:
Baseball players don't forget grudges. Javy Baez and Reds pitcher Amir Garrett gave an example of that on Saturday.
Garrett struck out Baez in the seventh inning of the first game of the Cubs-Reds doubleheader. Garrett showed some excitement with the strikeout and then said something to Baez. They both started jawing at each other and suddenly the benches cleared.
At first glance, it looked like Garrett was a bit too excited to get a strikeout with no one on base. Turns out Baez had his own bit of swag for Garrett last year (Friday was the one-year anniversary) in the form of a grand slam at Wrigley Field.
This time Garrett got Baez and wanted to even things up a bit.
Things didn't get too feisty despite the benches clearing, but Anthony Rizzo did rush to Baez's side at some speed. This could be a matchup to keep an eye out for in the future.
Siera Santos, Kelly Crull, and David DeJesus go into the audio archives to break down the biggest games for the Cubs in Cincinnati.
David DeJesus gives us his top 3 ballgames with such gems as The Schwarber Game, The Kris Bryant Game, Starlin Castro’s debut, and Jake Arrieta’s second no hitter.
Listen to the full Cubs Talk Podcast right here: