Cubs fan catches Willson Contreras' first big league homer, goes absolutely nuts in celebration
The Cubs have an abundance of promising young talent making an impact on their season -- it's a big reason they're off to such an incredible start.
In dispatching the Pirates, 10-5, on Sunday night at Wrigley Field, a new name was added to that list: Catcher Willson Contreras, who made his presence felt by smacking the first pitch he saw as a big league player for a home run in the sixth inning. It was a great moment, even better when viewed in slo-mo:
Per MLB Pipeline, Contreras is the Cubs' No. 2 prospect at the moment, as well as the No. 1 catching prospect across the league. His homer was one of five the Cubs hit on Sunday en route to their sweep of the rival Pirates.
The fan who caught the homer in the bleachers was definitely rather pumped-up about making the catch. Just look at this:
That's a pretty perfect Father's Day photo-op, isn't it? As the younger Clover told MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent Brian Corbin in the clip above, "a thousand thoughts" went through his head as the homer was up in the air. Clover also shared some insight about the glove he used for his great grab:
"This is my dad's old glove, actually. My grandma gave it to me, we stopped on the way here, got the glove, came here ready. Caught a few batting practice balls ... got the special one that I needed. That was the one I wanted."
Cubs fans sure seem to be having about as much fun as the team itself these days, whether getting married inside the stadium to catching foul balls in cups of beer (and chugging the beer anyway). And the team is definitely having a lot of fun ...