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The journey of Cubs catcher Taylor Davis: From 'mercy pick' to getting snubbed by Cardinals to grand-slam heroics

Matt Davis answered the phone Monday at his office in Jupiter, Fla.

"Let me close the door," he said.

Yes, this could take a while. The topic of conversation: His son Taylor, an overnight sensation 20 years in the making.

Matt and wife Julia debated coming to Wrigley Field for Saturday's game. Taylor had given them a one-day heads-up that he would be catching Yu Darvish for the Cubs against the Cardinals so Willson Contreras could rest. They decided to stay home, wanting to be in a room of two, not a ballpark of 39,601.

"We pulled the shades," Matt said. "Turned the phones off."

Matt knows the game, having played outfield at Wright State in Ohio. With the Cubs down 5-1 in the fourth and two runners on, he predicted to Julia that Albert Almora would drag a bunt to try to

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