Kris Bryant’s hilarious candy gesture led to Kyle Schwarber’s home run against Cubs
When the Chicago Cubs welcomed in the Washington Nationals on Monday, they welcomed back to former Cubbies as well who were both intricate parts in Chicago’s 2016 World Series title. Jon Lester and Kyle Schwarber were back at Wrigley Field and as fate would have it, Lester was on the mound in Game 1 of the series.
With storylines galore surrounding the reunion, Schwarber went dead center on a home run in the 4th inning. After the game, he had former Cubs teammate Kris Bryant to thank.
According to WTOP News, Bryant left some candy in left field for Schwarber a couple of innings before he muscled up on the long ball.
As Nationals left fielder Kyle Schwarber trotted out to his spot at Wrigley Field on Monday night, he noticed something peculiar waiting for him in the grass.
Some candy, left there by none other than Kris Bryant.
Schwarber noted postgame that Bryant, who was his teammate from 2015-20 with the Cubs and also played left field on Monday, dropped some Twix out there as a welcome back gift. – WTOP News.
The moment of the former Cubs left fielder discovering the Twix bar in left field was caught on camera and it’s as glorious as one would imagine.
— Bleacher Jeff (@BleacherJeff) May 18, 2021
The Cubs went on to win the game Monday night, knocking three home runs off of Lester. Both Chicago and Washington have sputtered out of the gates this year. The Cubs have played better of late to climb back into the NL Central picture.
One thing that won’t be forgotten anytime soon, the Twix candy from Bryant that led to Schwarber’s long ball against the Cubs.