BEL Interviews Latest Chicago Cubs Draftee

* Bob Enyart Interviews David Bote: The Chicago Cubs have just drafted two recent Faith Christian Academy players, pitcher Pierce Johnson and shortstop David Bote. In studio Bote speaks of his faith, his baseball career, and his hopes and plans for the future. Update: David signed his contract with the Cubs the day after this show aired.

* David Bote has Left the Building: In the second half of the program, co-host Doug McBurney joins Bob on air and the two discuss interactions with a couple Christians who would not sign the personhood petition until...

* 2017 March update: Chicago Cubs minor league prospect David Bote traveled to Houston with the big league team for the final two games of the Cubs spring training games. In the 7th inning video below, Bote ran far from his position to make a great play on an out-of-bounds ball hit near the stands.

* 2017 June Update: Bote chosen [er, um, let's say, selected] to play in the Southern League All-Star game coming up in July!

* 2016 Sept Update:

Chicago Cubs tweets congratulations to MVP David Bote

* 2016 August Update: Our BEL producer Darrell Birkey keeps tabs for us on the progress of David's career, so here's some great news: The Cubs name INF David Bote Minor League Player of the Month for August! Congratulations David! 

* 2015 Bote Update: Thanks to our Indiana listener Jerry Janowski for passing this along:

SB Cubs: Maturity, faith set Bote apart
South Bend Tribune: April 23, 2015

SOUTH BEND – Not many can say they spent eight glorious days in Iowa. That’s just one of the things that makes David Bote (pronounced Boat-EE) special.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound jack-of-all-trades for the South Bend Cubs is a 22-year-old mature breath of fresh air in a locker room filled with dreams and expectations. Coming from the Denver area, Bote has played every position but catcher during his three-plus professional seasons. He brings five gloves to the ballpark every day – three infield, two outfield. He’s also been a designated hitter. "It keep you honest; keeps you focused," Bote said before Wednesday night’s 16-3 Cubs win over Lake County. more...

* 85 MPH Texas Speed Limit: Angels in heaven rejoice! The state of Texas is considering introducing an 85-MPH speed limit.

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