CHICAGO (CBS) — Kris Bryant was back at Wrigley Field for the first time since being traded.
The San Francisco Giants outfielder choked up during a pregame ceremony as the Cubs presented him with his number 17 and a 2016 banner. CBS 2’s Matt Zahn has more on Bryant’s return.READ MORE: Illinois Attorney General Now Investigating Center For Covid Control Amid Accusations Of Deception, Fraud Against Insurance Companies
Kris Bryant said it felt weird to be back at Wrigley Field in an opponents uniform. No surprise, the fans welcomed him home with open arms.
“I’m not the best at soaking up big moments. Hope I can find a way to take it all in. Told the guys to film it from the dugout,” Bryant said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Dangerous Subzero Temps, Lake Effect Snow In Some Areas
It’s Bryant’s first time with the road team here at Wrigley. The Cubs were on the road when they traded KB, so this was his first shot at proper goodbyes here at Wrigley.
“We were on the road, and Rizz got traded. We didn’t get to say proper goodbyes to a lot of guys who made my life special here. That’s been tugging at me,” Bryant said.
And Bryant says he holds no ill will about the way things ended with the Cubs. In fact, he wouldn’t rule out a possible return.MORE NEWS: Some Express Concern About Prospect Of 18-Year-Old Drivers Being Allowed To Drive Semi-Trailer Trucks Across State Lines
“That’s a possibility. It always is. I’m never closing the book on this place,” Bryant said.
Kris Bryant on the #Cubs fans welcoming him back to Wrigley Field: “I’m not the best at soaking up big moments,” but he hopes he can find a way to take it all in. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/TZoyppTIuc
— Matt Zahn (@mattzahnsports) September 10, 2021