Kris Bryant hit a homer after Cubs announcer Jim Deshaies predicted he would
Behind a stellar outing from Kyle Hendricks, the Cubs beat the D-backs on Monday, 5-1 -- but Chicago's night was also told in terms of homers.
Up 1-0 in the sixth, Javy Baez padded the lead with a two-run shot, complete with a prodigious post-homer celebration. Later in the game, the Cubs got some more breathing room in the form of a two-run homer from Kris Bryant that cleared the right-center-field wall and landed in the pool.
But this homer was extra special, considering Cubs broadcaster Jim Deshaies predicted Bryant's homer before he hit it.
When it happened, as seen in the clip atop this post in full, it was bedlam in the booth, with Deshaies' partner Len Kasper clearly quite excited about the circumstances. He even shouted "mic drop!" a few times, which is totally appropriate.
We all predict things in baseball games, but they usually don't end up happening. This, as well as announcing your own foul ball catch in the booth, is up there in terms of top-tier in-game broadcaster activities.
Take a bow, Jim.