Cubs Shortstop Brings A Cardinals Fan Fresh Nachos After Funny Foul Ball Incident
Nothing says 'I'm sorry' like chips and cheese.
Maybe it’s because they are fresh off breaking a decades-long curse that supposedly was the result of mistreating a goat. Maybe it is because they feel guilty about the way they acted the last time there was a run-in along the foul line. Either way, it appears the Chicago Cubs are very concerned about their karma.
During Monday’s game in St. Louis against the rival Cardinals, Cubs shortstop Addison Russell chased a foul ball into the stands and, in the process, knocked over a fan’s nachos. RIP, nachos.
As you can imagine, the Cardinals fan was devastated, looking longingly at the cheesy destruction the opposing team had wrought upon his stadium snack. I mean, ballpark food is expensive.
The fan, Andrew Gudermuth, was descended upon by TV crews, who gave him the saddest title a man can have.
— Ryan Lawrence (@ryanlawrence21) September 26, 2017
For a second, it appeared Gudermuth would be left in nacho purgatory, slogging through the rest of the game in a chips-less abyss and doomed to have the words “Andrew Gudermuth: Lost His Nachos” etched upon his tombstone.
But then, lo and behold, later in the game, Russell began making his way toward Gudermuth. And he did not come back empty-handed.
— FOX Sports Midwest (@FSMidwest) September 26, 2017
Russell handed a clearly emotional Gudermuth a fresh plate of chips and warm cheese goo and posed for a selfie to commemorate the peace summit, which has since been retweeted more than 3,000 times.
— nacho man (@guder82) September 26, 2017
Now, let’s all remember: The Cubs and the Cardinals are longtime rivals, and both are in the middle of a heated playoff race. And yet, amidst all that drama, these red and blue rivals were able to reach across the aisle and find common ground. I think we as a country could all learn a lesson from Gudermuth and Russell.
Or, at the very least, it’s better than that one time baseball player Prince Fielder did the exact opposite and stole a fan’s nachos: