Now that the 25-year-old rookie has launched himself into legendary status following Sunday night's two-out, pinch-hit walk-off grand slam against the Nationals, the rest sports world has taken notice and many inside baseball are elevating their expectations for 18th-round draft picks as a result.
"With Brandon [Morrow] on the shelf, we need someone who can slam the door at the end of games," said Maddon. "Anthony is the logical choice."
During Sunday’s home game against the Cardinals Jason Heyward disappeared for several minutes after chasing a ball deep into the right field well. An interview after the game shed light on exactly where the gold-glover had been: a Mattress Firm outlet.
Less than a week after Josh Hader was embroiled in a controversy over potentially insensitive and now-deleted tweets from his teens, another round of ugly social media posts have surfaced from a different account that Hader had still kept active for some reason.
"We all know Dexter Fouler [sic] is a spy for the Cubs," wrote on Cards fan on Facebook. "How's he not get a hit ever time he's up to the plate when it's batting at Wrigley Field? So weak. The Cards need to cut his azz now!"