Kris Bryant Day Tweets

Chicago Cubs phenom Kris Bryant made his highly-anticipated debut on Friday, but it didn’t go how he or Cubs fans would’ve liked. Bryant finished 0-4 with three strikeouts on the afternoon. The third baseman was impressive with his glove, but San Diego Padres starter James Shields got the better of him on this day.

It was a debut that gathered the attention of most around the baseball world, and of course that attention was taken to Twitter. Here’s a glimpse of Twitter during Kris Bryant Day.

It started with this from adidas.

Fair warning: these tweets are presented without (much) comment. Some are sarcastic, some are thoughtful, some are reactions and some are up for your own interpretation.

It didn’t take long for Bryant to make an impact on the field. The second batter of the day hit a ground ball to Bryant at third with a man on first.

Bryant hit fourth in the lineup. After two quick outs from Dexter Fowler and Jorge Soler, Anthony Rizzo walked, bringing Bryant to the plate.


Bryant struck out on three pitches. Boom went the dynamite.


And then Bryant struck out again.

All was not lost, as Bryant showed his glove off with a few impressive plays, including this one below.


In the bottom of the fifth, Bryant came to the plate with two on and one out in a 4-2 game.

It didn’t work out that way.

Bryant’s struggles brought out plenty of St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox fans and their opinions.

This happened in the 7th inning.

Cubs minor-leaguer C.J. Edwards showed his support for Bryant.

And then…

The Cubs lost the game 5-4 after Wil Myers hit a three-run homer in the top of the 7th.

There’s a good sample of the good, the bad and the ugly from Twitter in Kris Bryant’s debut.

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