Anthony Rizzo Returns to Camp, Supports His Community, is Not Going to Take a Political Stand

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Anthony Rizzo Returns to Camp, Supports His Community, is Not Going to Take a Political Stand

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Anthony Rizzo returned to the Chicago Cubs today after spending time in Florida with the grieving community around Stoneman Douglas high school, the site of a tragic shooting last week, and also Rizzo’s alma mater.

Rizzo is understandably not looking to become the face of gun control in the United States, but it seems like he does want everyone to know what happened and to see how the children there are responding. Some of his remarks today to the media:

I’m sure there are some among you who wish Rizzo would become a visible advocate for changes in the gun laws in this country. I’m sure there are some among you who want Rizzo to stay as far away from that topic as possible. I both sides there can be fair to this guy who was touched personally by this tragedy, who wants to support his community, and who also probably doesn’t want to be used as a “big celebrity baseball player” on either side of this issue.

To me, it sounds like Rizzo toed that line very well, all while underscoring that what is happening to our children is unacceptable. And what he said while in Florida remains very powerful, hopefully resonating with Cubs fans – and others – everywhere. He remains an exemplary member of the Cubs and baseball community.


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Author: Brett Taylor

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