Tonight, Anthony Rizzo is not a superstar first baseman for the Chicago Cubs. He’s not a rich and famous athlete. He’s not even a Roberto Clemente award winner doing the kind of community service that underscores his character at every turn.
Tonight, Anthony Rizzo is a grieving man, dealing with the horrifying school shooting in Parkland, Florida, at his own Stoneman Douglas high school. He offered his thoughts and support tonight, and it’s hard to hear. But it’s important to hear (ESPN):
With the utmost sincerity, our thoughts, prayers, and support are with the Parkland community. But Rizzo is right: something has to change, or else we’ll just be offering our thoughts, prayers, and support to the next community. And the next community. And the next community.