Before tonight’s game, Kris Bryant was honored for his MVP win in 2016, together with the last Cubs infielder to take home the honor:
MVP status. 💪 pic.twitter.com/WHIKJWgLXt
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 2, 2017
So what do you do on the night you are honored for being the best player in your league?
You do this in your first at bat, naturally (full video at MLB.com):
Remember when @KrisBryant_23 was in a slump to start the year?
Yeah, us either. pic.twitter.com/Xg6TWjaY0q
— 120 Sports (@120Sports) May 3, 2017
Kris Bryant's homer, laser beam style. pic.twitter.com/cEZjqw8ObA
— Brett Taylor (@BleacherNation) May 3, 2017
The homer was Bryant’s fifth of the year, and it was a freaking laser beam. The reigning MVP has heated up ever since a slow start to the season, and there’s little reason to believe he’s going to slow down any time soon.