Love Letters From Pronk is an ongoing series where Pronk shares his love for somebody connected to the Cubs. Sometimes funny, sometimes weird, sometimes touching, Pronk likes to make 100% sure people know that they are loved, and best expresses that through gushing letters. Today's recipient: Cubs Infielder David Bote
David Bote has been with the Cubs since 2018. As a scrappy minor leaguer, he clawed his way to the big leagues by being a versatile infielder with some pop in the bat. He's quickly developed a reputation for clutch hitting, as he's had many big hits in tight situations. Bote might not be the best hitter in a lineup, but between his solid glove, power, and winning persona, he has been a valuable role player for the north siders. He's a fan favorite, and so today he gets a little honor with a love letter.
We love having you on the Cubs. Between your inspirational story in coming to the big leagues to your many clutch home runs, you are a fan favorite. We are grateful to have you in a Cubs uniform. Thank you for a fun three years, and we hope you get to spend many more in Wrigley.
That 2018 grand slam was the thing of legends. In one of your early plate appearances, you brought the Cubs back from a 3-0 shutout to a 4-3 win, despite being down to the last out in the 9th. It was easily one of the most dramatic and exciting home runs we've ever seen in this modern Cubs era. And this era includes a whole lot of October theatrics. A big walk off grand slam to seal a one run win is the stuff sandlot kids dream about. To see it happen with someone who spent so much time developing in the minor leagues is fantastic payoff. It's a moment I won't ever forget.
I'm grateful and thankful for your time as a Cub. While every team needs all stars to win, they also need role players who can be flexible and do it all. You are a valuable piece that's contributed to a deep Cubs roster. Your ability to step in with a solid glove has made Kris Bryant injuries not seem quite so scary. Your booming bat has give us confidence that the Cubs can always come back, any given day.
We hope to have you around for many more years. At very least, you will always have that one amazing moment, burnt into the memories of thousands of Cubs fans from today. Good luck in 2021!