Kris Bryant returns to Wrigley Discipline in an emotional homecoming
It’s been 42 days since Kris Bryant final stepped foot on Wrigley Discipline after the beloved Cub was traded to the Giants on July 30.
This homecoming was particular, that’s for certain. The Cubs deemed it “Kris Bryant Day” on Friday when Bryant returned to the pleasant confines. The group was stuffed with quantity 17 jerseys and posters with messages welcoming Bryant again.
“This place is house for me,” Bryant stated, through the Chicago’s Tribune Paul Sullivan. “It all the time shall be.”
Earlier than the sport, the Cubs performed a tribute video about Bryant, showcasing his main highlights as a Cub from beginning his first sport again in 2015, to successful the World Sequence in 2016, to a few of his final video games in 2021 as a Cub.
Marquee Community, the house channel for the Cubs, confirmed a cut up display screen of the spotlight video and Bryant’s response. Because the video began scrolling by way of some pictures of Bryant along with his former group, he wiped away tears behind his sun shades.
Following the video, Bryant took to the sphere as the gang gave him a standing ovation. He was awarded with a 17 from Wrigley’s well-known scoreboard and a 2016 pennant flag. Cubs proprietor Tom Ricketts, together with Jason McLeod and Crane Kenny handed the gadgets to Bryant as supervisor David Ross and President Jed Hoyer are nonetheless in quarantine on account of testing constructive for COVID.
The celebrations didn’t simply begin on the sphere. On Thursday, Bryant returned to his notorious Wrigleyville mural and skim notes from followers sponsored by Purple Bull. Bryant didn’t maintain again his feelings there both.
The four-time All-Star additionally introduced his household to Chicago this weekend. His spouse, Jessica, made Cubs themed cookies for all of the Cubs employees. The notice on the bag learn “Thanks for being part of our household for the final 7 years! The Bryant Household.”
Bryant’s Giants will compete in opposition to the Cubs all weekend, the place Bryant will certainly be celebrated all through his time again in Chicago.