Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada finds credit card on field at Petco Park (video)
Chicago Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada made his season debut Wednesday, striking out nine over 4 2/3 innings while allowing two runs on four hits and a walk in the team’s 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres.
While the impressive — albeit brief — outing arguably is the most important thing for Wada, perhaps what occurred without him even on the mound was the story of the night.
As Wada was heading toward the dugout after the bottom of the 3rd inning, he happened upon a credit card in foul territory, which he picked up and promptly gave to an on-field security staffer.
“I’m sure somebody was kind of confused and worried about it,” Wada said after the game, per the Chicago Tribune.
It turns out the misplaced card apparently belonged to a guest who was on the field during pregame. Reports indicate that the card was returned to its rightful owner.
Cubs skipper Joe Maddon said he didn’t notice Wada scooping up the piece of plastic.
“I’ll check my wallet,” he joked, via MLB.com. “He’s going to go out and have a good time tonight.”
Obviously, that was not the case. As noted, after not recognizing the name on the card, Wada did the right thing and turned it over to the proper authorities.
Still, quite the strange scene.