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Jake Arrieta receives warm embrace in return to Wrigley Field

These homecomings tend to follow the same basic script.

The returning hero meets with the media in the visitors dugout and talks about how much he hated to leave. His former teammates make a beeline to their old friend during batting practice and exchange hugs. And the marketing department creates a highlight film of his classic moments and shows it on the video board during the game.

A standing ovation, a tip of the cap to show his appreciation and closure at last.

So nothing

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