Willson Contreras and viral moments at Cubs Convention go hand-in-hand.
At the team's annual fan festival in 2018, Contreras stole the show with a story from the 2017 season. During a mound visit against the Cardinals, the Cubs catcher gave profanity-laced advice to Jon Lester, the Cubs starter who rarely throws pickoffs due to a serious case of the yips.
"I went out there and I said, 'Hey motherf--ker, throw the f--king ball to first,'" Contreras recalled in January 2018.
Contreras stole the show again Saturday, telling a story about a moment against the Cardinals - this time from the 2019 season.
"So last year, we were facing the Cardinals and I started talking to [Marcell] Ozuna," Contreras said. "He told me ‘Just call a fastball right down the middle.' [And I said] ‘Yeah okay, I will.' Then I called the fastball and he took it.
"I told him ‘What the f- are you talking about? Just hit the ball, just hit it.'
"He asked me ‘Just call it again.' And I did it. He took it. Swing the [bat]. I called a third pitch and it was a strikeout. And then next time it was like just ‘Shut up," or something."
Warning: graphic language
Willson Contreras shares a hilarious story last season versus the Cardinals when Marcel Ozuna was up to bat and told Contreras to throw him a fast ball down the middle. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/n3hU46EMaA
— Cubs Live (@Cubs_Live) January 18, 2020
How Contreras will top this at 2021 Cubs Convention is uncertain, but considering he now has two viral moments on his resume, we can be sure the next one will be just as amazing.