Since MLB created new rules a few years ago to protect catchers and limit unnecessary hard contact in plays at the plate, we’ve seen fewer and fewer collisions. But we got one tonight, courtesy of Anthony Rizzo and Austin Hedges, and San Diego is steamed about the way it played out.
Just like that Marlins guy last night, Cubs fans in the bleachers got wet trying to catch a dinger this afternoon. Unfortunately, this was because Anthony Rizzo’s first-inning dong exploded a fan’s wayward beer.
This has been a great sports week, and you’ve only got a few hours until all that shit that made you feel good about being a sports fan fades into memory and you return to the office on Monday as the same cynical prick you’ve always been. But before you march back into the gloom, let the Chicago Cubs make you feel…
The Cubs were up 3-1 when Anthony Rizzo turned to grizzled elder David Ross for some emotional support. “I’m in a glass case of emotion,” he told Ross
There have been more athletic catches this baseball season than Anthony Rizzo’s fifth-inning snag against the Brewers tonight, but none of them have been anywhere near as cool.
The Cubs are good at baseball. Real damn good. They lost a narrow one to the Pirates yesterday but they’re still 27-9. The team has an off day today, so naturally, they went and did some karaoke last night. ChiCitySports.com was on the scene as Dexter Fowler, John Lackey, Anthony Rizzo, Jon Lester, Travis Wood, and a…
Here’s Anthony Rizzo at Cubs BP this afternoon:
Gosh, you know who’s a nice kid? That Anthony Rizzo boy. His parents have always been so kind to us. He brought orange slices to the game yesterday, and shared with all his teammates. That’s so thoughtful of him.
For the second night in a row a wannabe-Spiderman baseball player climbed on top of field equipment in a daring attempt to catch a foul pop-up. Tonight it was Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, and after clambering on top of the field tarp and falling into the stands, he made the catch.
Starlin Castro messed around with teammate Kris Bryant on a routine grounder in last night’s game. The shortstop pretended to field the ground ball behind Bryant, who actually fielded it. Aw, they’re in perfect harmony. Castro actually confused first baseman Anthony Rizzo for a second, there.
If you haven't already seen the play, that pair of legs belongs to Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who flipped over the wall as he caught a foul popup in Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
This is from Anthony Rizzo's first of two home runs yesterday (the Pirates' collapse continues apace). I want to draw your attention not to the play, but to the two gentlemen in center, struggling over that all-important baseball. Who has the moral high ground, and the right to the ball?