David Bote took matters into his own hands on Sunday afternoon. The Cubs third baseman needed their game to end as quickly as possible so he could rush to his wife's side as the couple were expecting the arrival of their third child on Sunday night.
The Diamondbacks, however, made it increasingly difficult for him, as Chicago blew their 1-0 lead in the top of the ninth inning. So what did Bote do when he came to bat in the bottom of the ninth with a runner in scoring position? He ends it.
Bote came up to the plate with no outs in the bottom of the ninth. The game was tied 1-1 with Javier Baez on base. In a desperate effort to make it in time to see the birth of his third child, Bote clutched up and delivered an RBI single off of Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley for the walk-off win.
After doing a quick on-field interview, Bote rushed out of the stadium in order to catch his flight to Colorado, where his wife was in labor.
Now that's what you call taking matters in your own hands, as Bote promptly ended the game before it could reach extra frames, then ventured to Colorado to witness the birth of his child.