Cubs’ Mike Napoli surprises Yan Gomes with ‘Field of Dreams’ cup check

Some of the action from Thursday’s “Field of Dreams” game between the Cubs and Reds appeared to be reserved for Chicago’s dugout.

Prior to the start of the game, the announcers reflected on the team uniforms, with the cameras panning to the Cubs dugout. There, first base coach Mike Napoli was seen walking about before doing a cup check on catcher Yan Gomes, attacking his groin area with a massage gun.

Though it’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it sort of moment, Twitter naturally had plenty to say on the matter.

Cubs first base coach Mike Napoli (left) did a cup check on Yan Gomes (right) during Thursday’s “Field of Dreams” game against the Reds.
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“Mike Napoli cup checking Yan Gomes the underrated part of this, one user remarked, while another said, “Mike Napoli with a timely massage gun attack during the romantic intro of the #MLBatFieldOfDreams game. Hilarious.”

The Cubs went on to defeat the Reds, 4-2, with Chicago continuing its three-game series against Cincinnati on Saturday night.

It remains to be seen if Napoli, a former first baseman and catcher, will bring along his toy for the Cubs’ upcoming road trip to Cincy.