Maybe it’s just what we think was happening. Maybe it’s something he does all the time and we never noticed because it wasn’t July 29. Or maybe Kris Bryant really was soaking it in after today’s game, just in case. We know the rumors are flying, and maybe even he doesn’t know for sure what’s about to happen.
Bryant almost got to pinch hit in the 9th, but it was clear that was going to take place only if he became the tying run, and that never happened. So the game ended with Bryant waiting, and then he just sat there a bit, as noted both by Taylor McGregor and Cole Wright in the post-game, including some video of the moment:
After the final out, #Cubs Kris Bryant remained in the dugout for a little bit. Seemed to be taking in Wrigley. Looked to be getting emotional as he finally got up to leave.
— Taylor McGregor (@Taylor_McGregor) July 29, 2021
Kris Bryant forever. 🙏🏻
— Cubs Zone ™️ (@CubsZone) July 29, 2021