Chicago Cubs pitchers and hitters have been doing live batting practice for the first time this Spring the last couple days, and Kris Bryant’s first session was obviously a highlight (because what else are we going to watch right now?).
Jesse Rogers wrote that Bryant faced relievers Neil Ramirez and Joe Ortiz, whiffing on his first four swings. After that, Bryant went deep twice in a row. Thanks to the magic of technology and an awesome BN’er named Bob, we have video of one of those bombs:
Just like last year with his 43 homers in the minors, I can’t believe how far Bryant can send the ball with such a smooth, easy swing.
I love that (I think) you can hear cameras start to pop after his swing, as Bryant walks out of the cage, watching the presumably prodigious flight path of the ball.
Thanks a ton to Bob for passing along the video, so that we might all feel just a tiny bit closer to baseball. At some point, Bryant’s going to do that in an actual baseball game – at Wrigley Field, even – and we all might just explode.