— MLB (@MLB) September 10, 2021
It might have been a bizarre decision for the Chicago Cubs not to retain Kris Bryant, but they sure knew how to honor him upon his return.
Bryant was brought to tears by a tribute video and standing ovation from the club that drafted him upon his return to Chicago on Friday afternoon. It was pretty cool.
The Cubs welcomed KB back to Wrigley with a tribute video pic.twitter.com/Sd9qj9t5nY
— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) September 10, 2021
Cool moment for Kris Bryant in his return to Wrigley
— KNBR (@KNBR) September 10, 2021
Cubs gave Kris Bryant the number 17 from their scoreboard and a 2016 flag after playing a tribute video that lasted more than two minutes. Looked like he was wiping tears away as he watched. pic.twitter.com/CsCvs3qKMj
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) September 10, 2021
Perhaps all the hoopla and emotion was a bit much for the one-time MVP. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a walk.