Schwarber homer cracks fan's windshield

Schwarber homer cracks fan's windshield

MESA, Ariz. -- If you're coming to watch the Cubs take batting practice, beware of Kyle Schwarber. The young slugger busted a car window on Wednesday during a workout on Field 1 at the team's facility.

Peter Gesler posted a photo of his broken windshield on Instagram, saying, "Our car is now famous. Kyle Schwarber's home run in batting practice found our windshield. Everyone took pictures and laughed at the idiot who parked there. I did the same."

The Cubs did comment on Gesler's post, saying, "Sorry about that! :-)"

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Gesler said he was watching the Cubs batters from behind home plate and saw the trajectory of Schwarber's ball as it headed over the right-field screen, but he didn't expect it to hit his car.

It's not the first time a Cubs player has bashed a windshield. Javier Baez broke two car windows in 2014, but that was on a different field at the complex.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.