As the most memorable year for a Cubs fan comes to a close, it is hard not to reminisce about the memories that will last a lifetime. Last night, I put out a tweet asking for suggestions of the most memorable regular season games. I received many suggestions, and I chose the ones that appeared the most.
3) Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day was definitely a “statement-making game” when one says the Cubs never give up. When you are down in a game, most players feel “weight on their shoulders” because they are frustrated with themselves (even though the team was 24-6).
The Cubs were down 3-1 through six innings, and little did we know it at the time, Kris Bryant came up and tied it on a single that knocked in Cahill and Fowler. The game went scoreless for the remaining innings and went into extras.
After no scoring for 3+ innings, Javier Baez came to the plate in the bottom of the 13th inning. He took a monstrous swing, and the ball was in the bleachers. Javier Baez was smiling ear-to-ear, Cubs win 4-3.
2) The Bryant Game
On Mother’s Day, he tied the game. On June 27th, he dominated the game. We’re talking about the National League MVP, Kris Bryant. This game, in my opinion, had a significant impact on becoming an MVP candidate.
Bryant and the Cubs were coming off a tough week after losing six of their last seven. Usually in those situations, Joe Maddon would come up with a crazy, hilarious, and awesome idea to break some of the tension that is surrounding the team.
Didn’t need it.
Kris Bryant played the role of Joe that night. he went 5-5, knocking three home runs, and two doubles. Jake Arrieta also homered in this game. It seems to me that when the Cubs want to make history, they should just go to Ohio (World Series in Cleveland, No-No in Cincy, KB going 5-5 in Cincy).
3) The Maddon Game
22. That’s how many players the Cubs used that night. Travis Wood was playing left field and Jon Lester came off the bench and was bunting. Travis Wood stole the show when he made a spectacular catch as he crashed into the ivy. In the 12th inning, Jason Heyward was on third base. Lester saw the bunt sign, got it down, Heyward scored. This game proved that Joe will do whatever he has to in order to Fly The W.
Jake’s No Hitter
Grandpa Rossy’s Final Home Game
Montero’s Walkoff to Seal the NL Central
While 2016 has passed, we must look forward to the future of this team. It has a bright future many more memorable moments to come.