Fresh from the farm, Kris Bryant gets Chicago welcome

Kris Bryant finally made his long-awaited Cubs debut Friday at Wrigley Field. What was it like for him down on the farm, putting in the required time at Triple-A Iowa to net the Cubs an extra year of contract control? And what was the wait like for success-starved Cubs fans?

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