Schwarber HR Ball Still Stuck Atop Scoreboard, And Cubs Say It Will Stay There
Kyle Schwarber's insane home run from last night is still up there on the Wrigley video scoreboard, and it will stay there until dad gets the ladder and uses a rake to get it down. I do NOT want you kids trying to climb up there yourselves, do you understand? You have plenty of other balls. I mean it.
In point of fact, the home run that Schwarber hit to give Chicago a 6-4 lead over the Cards on Tuesday is not coming down anytime soon. According to the Chicago Tribune, it will stay there as a tribute to the first playoff-clinching victory in the history of Wrigley Field.
A Cubs' employee was sent to retrieve the ball on Wednesday morning and a source said the team verified it was the actual Schwarber ball through an MLB postseason watermark on it.
The Cubs then returned it to its original location on top of the board and will leave it there until their postseason run has concluded.
The source said the Cubs will decide what to do with the ball after the season, but wanted to leave it there for now as a momento of the Game 4 win. The Cubs will put a plexiglass case around it for now to preserve it from the elements.
OK. So no birds will nab it. But here's the concerning part:
A security guard will escort anyone going up to the top of the video board to service it so it wont be stolen. There will be no 24-hour security.
And thus we have assured that Bill Murray will be up there at some point, possibly with a John Cusak escort. Nice work, Cubs.
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