Cubs' Bryant enjoying first year of being a dad
Kris Bryant is closing in on one year of being a father and talked about how his son Kyler has changed his life.
"Honestly, it's the greatest thing I can ever experience," Bryant said this week from Cubs spring training. "It's so much fun just to see them change and do new things. It's like I come to the field way more relaxed and open for anything and be open for what the day has in store for me."
Bryant does have a lot on his mind baseball-wise, heading into the final year of his contract and coming off the worst season of his professional life.
"There is a sense of thinking about baseball when I go home, but it's not like consuming me, which is really a cool feeling," he said. "It's really hard to describe because I'm constantly chasing this kid around the house and doing anything I can to make him laugh and smile and at the end of the day when I'm done playing baseball, that's really all that matters to me.
"I think if I continue with that perspective and approach ... it just makes me a better person and hopefully a better baseball player along the way too."