Dexter Fowler Buys 108 Bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue For His Cubs Teammates, Coaches, and Front Office
Chicago Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler pulled off what will probably go down in history as one of the greatest teammate moves of all time, buying 108 bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
Fowler bought the enormous order of scotch whiskey for his Cubs teammates, coaches and front office to be delivered at the time of Friday's championship parade.
The idea for the gift dates back to the beginning of the season when Fowler bought two bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue Label for manager Joe Maddon. One bottle was labeled with the team's mantra "Embrace the Target," meanwhile the other one was left blank so it could be engraved at a later date.
After the Cubs won the World Series in the most epic fashion possible - coming back from a 3-1 series deficit against the Cleveland Indians to win it all in a historic Game 7 - Fowler fittingly decided the the other bottle's engraving should read "108 YEARS LATER, FLY THE W, 2016." The outfielder even multiplied the order by 108 - the number of years Cubs fans agonizingly waited for the franchise's championship drought to end.
"Thanks to Joe [Maddon], we ‘embraced the target’ as a team from Day 1 and never lost sight of the goal," Fowler said. "I decided to give everyone a special gift to thank them for their unwavering support and commitment to our success: engraved bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue Label. I figured 108 bottles was the right number and I’m honored to give them to my teammates, brothers, coaches, front office and everyone involved to mark this amazing achievement."
Fowler played an integral role in the Cub's World Series victory with an impressive postseason - batting .250, recording 3 home runs and 6 RBI. Now, he's helping his team celebrate the right way. Cheers Cubbies, you deserve this one.
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