Official Baseball Rulebook, Rule 6.01 (n):
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 26, 2017
The St. Louis Cardinals were officially eliminated from the National League Central Division race with a series-opening loss to the Chicago Cubs on Monday. But this was not the biggest tragedy to occur in Busch Stadium during the evening. Instead, it was this:
Andrew Gudermuth lost his nachos.
Gudermuth — a Cardinals fan — was seated down the left field line. In the bottom of the second, Cubs shortstop Addison Russell dove into the stands to try to catch a foul ball. But Gudermuth’s nachos didn’t survive. Much of the cheese ended up on Russel’s arm.
A visibly heartbroken Gudermuth was interviewed about his fallen nachos, and an internet meme was born:
this is heartbreaking pic.twitter.com/gQf2IfKuPm
— nick (@nick_pants) September 26, 2017
— Jeff (@Jefferyyyyyy) September 26, 2017
We are all Andrew Gudermuth pic.twitter.com/D2bXWgqySM
— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) September 26, 2017
America has a chance to work together. Gudermuth needs us. pic.twitter.com/MNbmX3Ch16
— 〽️Geoff with a G〽️ (@ggoodness56) September 26, 2017
Andrew Gudermuth is not the hero we want, he’s the hero we NEED. pic.twitter.com/Z7VbzHHreI
— Luke Rodgers (@thelukerodgers) September 26, 2017
Alas, this story has a happy ending. Russell later emerged from the Cubs clubhouse with a fresh plate of nachos — which he personally delivered to Gudermuth. The fans down the left field line cheered for the rival player as he rescued Andrew Gudermuth’s snack.
Gudermuth and Russell posed for a quick selfie and the game continued. And — for a moment — all was right with the world.
Watch above, via Twitter.
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