Chicago Cubs outfielder, Kyle Schwarber, did something the other night for the first time in his career that not only shocked the team he was playing against, the Milwaukee Brewers, but also the entire fan base that was watching. In order to beat the shift that the Brewers were in, Schwarber dropped down a text book bunt for a base hit. What made this play so unexpected was that it came from Schwarber, who is more known for swinging as hard as he can in order to hit the ball as far over the fence as possible.
Let’s see what Twitter had to say about Schwarber’s first career bunt.
Kyle Schwarber with the greatest bunt of all-time 😳😳😳pic.twitter.com/hMCzoUX9we
— Ballplayer™ (@BaIIplayer) April 18, 2017
This Don Cooper mound visit brought to you by LOOK AT HOW AMAZING THIS KYLE SCHWARBER BUNT WAS
— Kenny Williams (@NotKenWilliams) April 19, 2017
— MLB (@MLB) April 18, 2017
— ChicagoSports (@ChicagoSports) April 18, 2017
— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 18, 2017
Alex Trebek: Who had the best bunt of all time?
Nerds on Jeopardy: *silence*
Alex Trebek: Who is Kyle Schwarber?
— Chicago Cub-Times (@ChicagoCubTimes) April 18, 2017
Kyle Schwarber with quite possibly the best bunt you’ll ever see 😮
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 18, 2017
— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) April 18, 2017
That was the most beautiful bunt by Kyle Schwarber.
— Chicago Cubs Nation (@Cubs_Fanpage) April 18, 2017
In baseball you have to hit them where they ain't. But in this case you bunt them where they ain't. Maybe more people will take a page out of Schwarber's book on how to beat the shift.