Jake Arrieta Back at Wrigley Field Tonight to Throw Out the First Pitch

Jake Arrieta’s Cubs career came to a pretty disappointing end after he re-joined the team for the 2021 season. But it all feels far enough back to just straight up enjoy his big return to the Cubs tonight.

Four hours ago, our eagle-eyed friend with a camera, Sam Bernero, caught Jake Arrieta entering Wrigley Field…

… And sure enough, he was there to throw out the first pitch for the Crosstown Classic (or whatever they’re calling it these days). Here are some sights and sounds from his big return.

And the big pitch, itself, which was caught by the lone survivor from the 2016 World Series team, Kyle Hendricks. A fitting receiver.

https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/1798144420891484239

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