“It’s a great honor,” Schwarber said at the time, via the Chicago Tribune. “Wrigley Field has such great history. For it to stay up there for however long it does — I don’t know how long they plan on keeping it up there -- it will be cool.”
“It’s fun. But I’m not focused on a home run ball. I’m focused on our next series, just being able to get our bodies right.”
Too bad he was dwelling on it at all because...it's a jinx.
The Mets swept the Cubs and, this past April, Kyle Schwarber was injured in a collision. Out for the year they said.
But he's not. Schwarber returned as the team's DH. And was not a good move. Because Kyle Schwarber, ladies and gentlemen, is a jinx.
The last thing Chicago should be doing. (Luckily the 240 pound Schwarber chose not to lose any of the 45 some pounds that would have let him, perhaps, play the field at Wrigley.)
Jason Kipnis extends the lead to 7-1 with a three-run homer to right field off Travis Wood in the top of the 7th.
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