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?