Monday night was reunion night at Wrigley Field. John Lester and Kyle Schwarber, two key members of the Chicago’s 2016 World Series team, returned to Wrigley for the first time since leaving the Cubs as free agents this past offseason. Lester and Schwarber both signed one-year contracts with the Washington Nationals.
“I knew as soon as I signed and saw the schedule,”Lester told reporters about his return to Wrigley Field . “You pick out certain road trips that are always fun, and obviously that was one that stuck out for me, for a lot of different reasons.”
Prior to Monday’s game (CHC 7,WAS 3), the Cubs of course played tribute videos for both Lester and Schwarber on the scoreboard, and the fans gave them ovations throughout the game. Lester was cheered when he took the mound for the bottom of the first inning and Schwarber was cheered when he came to the plate for his first at-bat.