Kris Bryant is the baseball love child of Babe Ruth and Han Aaron, and his debut is something that has given Cubs fans hope they haven’t felt in years.
Today is the day that Chicago Cubs fans have ben waiting for, as Kris Bryant is making his major league debut and is apparently going to be the savior the city has needed. The only time the Cubs have had nay kind of success it was in that Gary Busey movie Rookie of the Year and since then it’s been pain and misery for the Cubs.
That’s why so many fans are looking forward to Bryant making his debut, as not since Kerry Woods, Mark Prior and the still infamous Hee Seop Choi has there been hype like this for a prospect making his debut. Hopefully for Cubs fans, he doesn’t follow in the tradition of flaming out like those players did and his major league debut is something that North Siders have been fawning over for months.
The day is here, but how did it go?
Note: This will be updated after every Kris Bryant At-Bat or highlight.
Bryant may not be able to hit a baseball at the major league level, but he sure as hack can catch one. He made one of the most impressive catches of the season so far when he snagged a line drive and kept runs off the board for the Padres.
Bryant came up to the plate hoping to shake the first at-bat jitters he had but things ended the same way they did the first time. Bryant actually made contact with the ball for the first time at the major league level but he went down with another strike out on the afternoon.
In his first at-bat of his career, Bryant went down swinging on three consecutive pitches. Maybe it was just the jitters that he was battling, but his aggression at the plate didn’t lead to any of the mythical homers he hit in the minors — it resulted in his first major league strikeout.
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