Addison Russell makes spectacular play, but it's David Bote and his 'Bote Face' who becomes the star

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Addison Russell makes spectacular play, but it's David Bote and his 'Bote Face' who becomes the star
Addison Russell makes spectacular play, but it's David Bote and his 'Bote Face' who becomes the star

One reason Cubs fans love David Bote is he seems to be part player, part fan — an everyman who got a shot to play with the Cubs and turned into an unlikely grand slam hero. Now he's part meme. During the ninth inning of the Cubs' 3-0 win against the Brewers on Tuesday night, cameras caught the “wow” expression on Bote's face at third base after he watched shortstop Addison Russell make a stunning, sliding, backhanded stop of Ryan Braun's hard-hit grounder and fire to first for the second out. Even Braun had to smile as the Wrigley Field crowd showered Russell with applause. But in the aftermath, it's Bote's reaction that has become the star on social media. Fans have compared him to everything

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