David Bote's Walk-Off Grand Slam Was Exhilarating

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When you’re playing baseball as a kid, just messing around with a bat and a ball in the park or your backyard, what are you picturing? Every time, it’s you’re down three, bases loaded, bottom of the ninth, two outs, two strikes.

Well, here’s Cubs rookie David Bote, in his 76th career at-bat:

Bote went deep off of Nationals closer Ryan Madson for a walk-off grand slam to give Chicago the 4-3 win, and despite your childhood fantasies, this is not actually a thing that happens all that often.


Golden or ultimate, it ruled. “When you round those bases and we got the ‘W’ and I’m seeing my teammates at home plate jumping around because we got the win, it’s just magical,” Bote said.

The Cubs took two of three in the weekend series and extended their lead in the NL Central to 3 games. The Nationals remain 5.5 back in both their division and the wild card.