Alex Krupa grew up an ardent fan of the Chicago Cubs.
But his loyalty took a dramatic shift late Saturday while tracking the third and final day of Major League Baseball’s 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
Krupa, a 2013 graduate of Greenwood Community High School, was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 19th round of the 40-round draft.
At that moment, the speedy center fielder embraced a new favorite team.
“I was a big Cubs fan,” said Krupa, a four-year standout for the Woodmen. “I’m going to have to start liking the Reds.”