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Rowengartner Coming Back to the Cubs

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October 21, 2015
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Rowengartner coming back to the Cubs


Thomas Ian Nicholas, the star of the 1993 film "Rookie of the year", will attend game 4 of the NLCS at Wrigley Field. Is this what the Cubs need to turn this series around or should they just get ready for the off season? From ESPN:With the Chicago Cubs' season on the line Wednesday, the ball club will turn to a familiar face in hopes of inspiring a miraculous turnaround -- Henry Rowengartner.Thomas Ian Nicholas, who played the rocket-armed 12-year-old who lifted the Cubs to a World Series championship in the 1993 film "Rookie of the Year," will be in attendance Wednesday at Wrigley Field for Game 4 of the NLCS against the New York Mets. Nicholas, now 35, has thrown out the first pitch and sung "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" several times at Wrigley, but this latest appearance, which has been hastily planned, won't feature either. He will, however, do something he hasn't done since filming the movie more than 22 years ago.


"Usually when I go to the game, I wear the jersey the Cubs made for me with my last name, Nicholas, on it, but I called the team and I said, 'Can you make a Rowengartner jersey for me?,'" Nicholas told ESPN.com late Tuesday night. "I've never done that. I haven't worn a Rowengartner jersey since the movie, but I feel like we kind of need it right now. It's kind of like my rally cap."Nicholas would have been at Tuesday's Game 3, but he had prior obligations. He was at Disneyland for most of the day celebrating his 4-year-old son's birthday. But Nicholas said he will be flying out of Los Angeles early Wednesday morning and arriving in Chicago in the afternoon.See the full article at ESPN.[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]

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