Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has always been more than a one-dimensional talent.
Oh, I suppose he can also play a little ditty:
— Baseball is Fun (@flippingbats) November 21, 2016
No really, he loves to:
— Baseball is Fun (@flippingbats) March 30, 2016
And now that I think of it he doesn’t mind “dancing” either:
— Brett Taylor (@BleacherNation) September 22, 2016
But he’s adding yet another skill set to his character sheet. Now, he’s a a gold glover, a silver slugger, a radical runner, a power pianist, a delightful dancer, and … a two-sport athlete:
— ICC (@ICC) February 24, 2017
Okay, not really.
But that was Rizzo playing a little bit of cricket at the Cubs Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona with USA’s National team . And, damn, he was crushing those balls.
I also love the amazement from the USA National team members:
You can see it in his eyes and hear it in his voice, he was genuinely impressed with Rizzo’s abilities to knock that ball around (and out of) the field.
But despite his potential as a cricketeer, here’s hoping he sticks with baseball.
Even with his gold glove in tow, I’m not sure he could make this kind of insane cricket catch …