On Thursday night, Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw his second no-hitter in two years. It was awesome.
For one shameless Cubs fan, it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
— The Muse (@crypticmusings) April 22, 2016
Put yourself in this guy's shoes. He's a Cubs fan at a game in Cincinnati. He just witnessed his team's ace toss a no-hitter on the road in a 16-0 beatdown of a divisional rival. This fan just wants to have a little fun celebrating with the group.
Of course, Cincinnati Police wrestled the fan away from the millionaire Cubbies, and he probably spent some time in a jail cell.
But he did get to touch the reigning Cy Young Award winner.
I'll remember this no-hitter for the Cubs fan who got into Arrieta's celebration and got pulled away by a cop: pic.twitter.com/e7GVzOiKbb
— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) April 22, 2016
— BarDown (@BarDown) April 22, 2016
According to the Sporting News, the man is Dylan Cressy of Mishawka, Indiana. His friends were nice enough to identify him on Twitter.
— Mitch Hixenbaugh (@bigmeech61) April 22, 2016
Move over Kylo Ren, Dylan Cressy is putting Mishawaka on the map.. pic.twitter.com/ejNdbcgH6q
— Caleb Gabler (@Caleb_Gabler) April 22, 2016
Dylan Cressy's Twitter is private, but his cover photo is a collage of Cubs logos and his profile picture features him in a Cubs hat. His description is "Carpe Diem ∆Y IU, James 4:8-10." Well, this Hoosier sure did seize the day.
Cressy will get 15 minutes of fame, but he won't enjoy the legacy of Britt Gaston and Cliff Courtenay, who were 17 years old when they ran the bases with Hank Aaron during his 715th home run trot. Aaron reunited with Gaston and Courtenay in 2010, 36 years after he broke Babe Ruth's record.
-- Follow Jeffrey Eisenband on Twitter @JeffEisenband.