While an 0-for-4 with three strikeout performance wasn't the way Kris Bryant wanted to start his career, his debut was a great days for the Cubs organization and their fans. Bryant flew through the Minor Leagues with a ton of fanfare and his debut marked a new era in Chicago.
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June 11 – Bleachers open
After months of renovations, Wrigley Field was finally complete. The renovations were needed and Wrigley looks great, but it didn't quite feel right until all the bleachers were reopened.
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June 16-21 – Kyle Schwarber's debut
Kyle Schwarber didn't debut with as much fanfare as Kris Bryant or Addison Russell, but there were still plenty of people excited to see him get called up. Schwarber was only in the majors for a week, but he left a lasting impression as he hit .364 and had a hit in four of the six games he played in.
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Joe Maddon was brought in to change the culture in Chicago and it's safe to say he has done that. No one knows whether the Cubs will make the playoffs or win the World Series this season, but the vibe around the team is already different. Maddon has the Cubs believing in themselves and playing good baseball, certainly a welcomed sight.
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June 3 – Soler injury
Jorge Soler was having a pretty good year for the Cubs, hitting .265 with four homers and 19 RBIs, but was placed on the disabled list June 3 with an ankle sprain. Soler's injury halted some of his momentum, but it looks like he will be back soon.