When Kyle Schwarber crushed his mammoth home run last night, nobody was really sure where it landed, until a picture of a baseball sitting atop the giant video board in right field started making the rounds.
Even with photo evidence it was hard to believe that ball was the one Schwarber hit. It had to have been a leftover from a lively batting practice session or something, right? Wrong! The Chicago Tribune has confirmed that the ball is indeed the one Schwarber clobbered, and the Cubs are going to leave it up there:
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.
Leave that thing up there forever, I say.