Former Cub Matt Szczur made a painting of the 2016 World Series mound celebration
Matt Szczur might be an outfielder for the Padres now, but he still feels strongly about his connection to his original team, the Cubs. That shouldn't be surprising -- he was drafted by the Cubs in 2010 and debuted with them in 2014, when they were still going through their rebuild.
So, it was all the more gratifying for Szczur when the Cubs ended their 108-year World Series drought in 2016 with a thrilling victory in Game 7 over the Indians. Although he was not on the roster, he traveled with the team during the postseason and celebrated with them on the field and in the clubhouse afterward.
With these memories in mind, Szczur turned to his artistic side again and made a special present for Cubs owner Tom Ricketts:
The painting is beautiful, and it got even better because Szczur had nearly all the players and staff sign it later in the day on Tuesday.
Now, compare it to the original footage from that fateful night: