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Ding-Ding-Ding: It’s a Bryzzo Souvenir Company Homer Party!

Chicago Cubs Highlights

It was a good day for souvenir fans at Wrigley Field yesterday, as Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant went deep a few times, stamping some baseballs with their bats.


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Rizzo kicked things off with a rocket homer to right field (via @Cubs):

Wow, that had some heat on it. Look how it ricocheted off of the wall facing!

It’s no surprise that it was a low, high exit velocity bullet:

That was Rizzo’s 20th homer of the year, and it sets him up for a cool feat:

Not to be outdone by his Bryzzo Souvenir Company cofounder, Bryant decided to go deep twice on a day when the wind was blowing in.


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Bryant’s first homer on the day was a monster shot that cared not about the wind (via @MLB):

That baby went 427 feet, but it was very nearly matched by Bryant’s homer later in the game, which he hit just a little too hard (via @MLB):

I joke, of course, about Bryant hitting his homer too hard, but if had been about 30 feet shorter, it might’ve caromed off the wall for a double, which would have given Bryant the Cubs’ first cycle since Mark Grace in 1993.


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In the end, I don’t think anyone will be complaining about a day for Bryant that featured two homers, a triple, and a single. In one day – halfway through the season, mind you – Bryant raised his slash line from .261/.391/.502 (134 wRC+) to .271/.397/.534 (142 wRC+).

Ding-ding-ding! A good day for dingers.


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.