Jake Arrieta

Jake Arrieta and the Philadelphia Phillies were in Chicago for a date with the Cubs Monday. When the former Cubs pitcher stepped to the plate for the first time since he left town, he was greeted with a standing ovation.

That’s quite a sweet sight, and we imagine Arrieta was moved by the respect his former fans showed him.

Arrieta, of course, was with the Cubs from 2013-17. He signed a huge three-year contract with the Phillies ahead of last season. Monday marked his first start at Wrigley Field since his days with the North Side squad.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.