Cubs Star Kris Bryant Crushes Baseballs into the Chicago River
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Kris Bryant's Day Off Turns Into Epic BP Session

Watch the MVP and World Series hero crush baseballs into the Chicago River with the city skyline as the backdrop.
By Paul Yoffe
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CHICAGO — In a first-ever batting practice session of its kind, Chicago Cubs superstar and reigning National League MVP Kris Bryant took his Wrigley Field routine into the heart of downtown Chicago. It was quite the scene today at River Point, where the north, south and main branches of the Chicago River meet. At this fork in the river, Bryant slammed balls into the Chicago River, which were then scooped out by kayakers.
There’s almost more media here than at the World Series.
Kris Bryant
In this city-stopping moment, with thousands of people watching from nearby Wolf Point and the Riverwalk during a Tuesday lunch hour, Bryant smacked more than 50 baseballs, spraying them to the right, up the middle and to the left.
"It was the best batting practice I have taken all year," Bryant said. "Too bad we didn’t have a game today."
Cubs batting practice pitcher Juan Cabreja did the honors by taking Bryant through his normal routine. This was Bryant’s first BP session of the opening homestand, since hitting was canceled at Wrigley Field the night before due to rain.
Below, watch a recap of the 30-minute event, which was livestreamed on YouTube.

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