Spring Training officially got underway Wednesday and Cubs’ power junkie Kyle Schwarber wasted no time getting into the swing of things (no pun intended).
But for one fan it was not as warm a welcome seeing as the 22-year-old lefty destroyed his car windshield with a towering shot during batting practice.
He Instagram’d the results below.
Though Peter Gesler took this one like a true pro, it’s still a solid $300-some dollars to fully replace the damage that Schwarber’s moon ball caused. I hope he has Safelight on speed dial.
I just have to say though that this goes to show just how invaluable Kyle Schwarber’s bat is to the Cubs offense. Much of the conversation surrounding the second-year pro out of Indiana has been his defensive inefficiencies. You know, those ones that went so nationally noticed during the NLCS this past October.
There was a feeling the the Cubs might dish him off to an AL club for what was expected to be a huge haul in return. Rather, Jed Hoyer and Theo Epstein opted to hold tight on Schwarber (the right move) and improve the defense around him, inking veterans Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward.
Kyle Schwarber’s bat is awe-inspiring and whether it’s smashing windshields in Mesa or video boards at Wrigley, Cubs fans are damn lucky to be watching Babe Jr. launching moonshots for another season.
Shortly after publishing this Kyle Schwarber decide to help out the unfortunate victim by throwing an @ to Safelight and seeing if they’ll hook him up. The Cubs are some good people.
— Kyle Schwarber (@kschwarb12) February 17, 2016