Wilbon rips ESPN Sportscenter over Bote's walk-off grand slam

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Jake Roth - USA Today Sports
Jake Roth - USA Today Sports

The fantastic walk-off grand slam by David Bote gave the Cubs a 4-3 win on Sunday night.

It was one of the top plays of the baseball season as it was the first walk-off grand slam down to the last strike for the Cubs since Ellie Burton in 1963. Bote was the first MLB player to hit a walk-off homer with his team down to his last strike and down three runs since Alan Trammell in 1988.

However, ESPN SportsCenter didn't think as much about the play as it was No. 9 of their Top 10 plays during their segment on Sunday night.

ESPN analyst and Cubs fan Michael Wilbon had to express his displeasure about the absurd low ranking for Bote's blast.

"Nice job by SportsCenter; my dear producers put Cubs walk off Grand Slam at No. 9 of Top Ten plays," Wilbon posted. "If same ending had involved Yanks or Sawx Bristol would have commissioned a 30-for-30 on it in time for Get Up..."



For some reason, the producers didn't get the memo how rare a pinch-hit, two-out, walk-off grand slam is.


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