Bryant, wife made cookies for stadium workers in return to Wrigley
Giving out cookies at Wrigley Field is usually the opposing pitching staff's job. But, this time, it was the opposing left fielder.
"It's easy to thank your hitting coach or your teammates or the people writing out your checks, but the people behind the scenes here really make this place go," Bryant said, according to Kerry Crowley of KNBR. "They've been through a lot here."
The Cubs drafted Bryant second overall in 2013, and he quickly became the most highly touted prospect in baseball. He earned a call-up in 2015 to overwhelming fanfare, eventually winning NL Rookie of the Year. The four-time All-Star won NL MVP the following campaign and helped the team end its infamous 108-year World Series drought that postseason.
Chicago traded Bryant to the Giants ahead of the 2021 trade deadline after six-and-a-half seasons with the team. The 29-year-old is hitting .258/.326/.475 with six homers and four steals in 32 games since joining San Francisco.