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Bryant Says Hello & Bye Bye in Des Moines Debut

 

Having waited half a season, I thought as the deluge pounded the car in the Principal Park lot, what’s another hour or so?

When the rain relented and while the grounds crew did its pregame thing I went to check for Superman capes and the like in the Backstop Store. No, the notice of Kris Bryant’s arrival in town had been too short to allow for restocking. Nevertheless, I expect there will be a hastily arranged bobblehead night added to the promo slate ASAP.

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  • j.urias didn't have a good debut...

    2.2ip 5h 4bb 3k...3 r/er...1 wp

    81 pitches. yow.

    crunch 20 min 24 sec ago view
  • Ach - I really only saw it quickly and thought that's where it it. No matter - he crushed it and the video board people did not have to repair the panels from what I saw!

    The E-Man 32 min 36 sec ago view
  • Totally agree with that re Soler, whereas Bryant seems to get the close call (so far) this year.

    Good to see Baez get a couple knocks today - been awhile

    Eric S 39 min 10 sec ago view
  • that works too...there wasnt a good CSN replay...was going off whatever len or jd (dont remember) said.

    crunch 44 min 25 sec ago view
  • I was there. From what I saw it was upper third of the scoreboard

    The E-Man 47 min 41 sec ago view
  • No I have been thinking actually that he seems to lead the Cubs with balls called strikes all year. He really shouldn't be expanding his zone to swing at many of those either because it wouldn't lead to anything good. He's seeing the ball well though so hopefully it'll even out.

    johann 1 hour 45 min ago view
  • So why don't the umps like Soler, or am I just imagining it?

    Rob Richardson 1 hour 57 min ago view
  • Yeah, but he kills lefties.

    billybucks 4 hours 1 min ago view
  • wow...instant hardcore rain.

    rain delay.

    crunch 4 hours 8 min ago view
  • it was massive...hit off the bottom of the LF scoreboard.

    crunch 4 hours 40 min ago view
  • Projected at 461 ft, with a 108 mph exit velocity - longest Cub HR this year by 20 ft (I think Arrieta had the longest?)

    Eric S 4 hours 48 min ago view
  • this team is full of horrible walkup music...rizzo uses 'marky mark and the funky bunch' more than he should...which is any at all.

    d.ross uses alphaville 'forever young' because lulz.

    lastella was using (still might be) 'oh what a night' by the four seasons.

    turrible turrible stuff.

    crunch 4 hours 49 min ago view
  • ROSS #100!

    cubs lead 1-5, bottom 4.

    crunch 5 hours 6 min ago view
  • Just noticed that Baez's current walk-up song is "Informer" by Snow. Dear God. That's world class bad.

    misterwhipple 5 hours 9 min ago view
  • SOLER POWER!

    crunch 5 hours 16 min ago view
  • Hey Lester is left handed!

    johann 6 hours 8 min ago view