Dexter Fowler remembers Cub career, including that home run, on-field swagger
Chicago will always hold a special place in Dexter Fowler’s heart. Now, he’ll get to spend part of his retirement in the Windy City.
Fowler joined Marquee Sports Network on Wednesday as a new studio analyst for Cubs Live! and Cubs Postgame Live. He made his debut on Cubs 360 and joined host Cole Wright to discuss his time in Chicago in 2015 and why it was so memorable.
“We were like the Beatles,” Fowler said of the 2016 Cubs. “We had security everywhere. It was a special feeling. It was a feeling around Wrigley and the Cubs — just press play. That’s what we used to say. Let’s just press play because we know we’re the best team out there, we know we’re gonna win this.”
Fowler will forever be remembered for his leadoff home run in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, the first time that had been done.
“I hit that one square,” Fowler said. “The impromptu turn, all that is just — it wasn’t staged. I thought I missed my first base coach, I wanted to talk to the boys, I was so pumped and 1-0.”
The former outfielder also was known for his style on the field.
Fowler brought the swagger with his footwear, often wearing Jordan-brand cleats on the field.
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“I will have to say in baseball, I feel like I’m the GOAT,” Fowler said. “I feel like I am because you know your shoes are dope when everybody comes in and everybody who comes in is like ‘I need a pair of those. Can you send me a pair of those over?’ You know that’s when they’re hot.”
Catch the rest of his debut on Marquee Sports Network in the video above.