When your plan for the season was written on a hotel bar napkin and you ultimately ended up a World Series Champion, you’re allowed to do anything you want. This includes taking batting practice off of a former All-Star pitcher during spring training.

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein recently took his front office baseball skills to the cage. He took a pitch off of two-time All-Star Ryan Dempster, and it didn’t go that bad. He actually made contact.

ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick caught it on video.

I suppose being surrounded by the best in baseball helps in your swing.