Anthony Rizzo and Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Discuss How Baseball Has Helped Them Heal (VIDEO)

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Anthony Rizzo and Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Discuss How Baseball Has Helped Them Heal (VIDEO)

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On February 14, 2018, 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., were fatally shot in a school shooting – one of the worst this country has ever seen.

And while the tragedy hit all of us very hard – it is truly an incredibly dark and sad moment in our collective history – Anthony Rizzo was especially affected by the events. Stoneman Douglas is the Cubs first baseman’s alma mater. He took classes there, he played baseball there, he lived there. Because of that, his connection to the school ever since has become stronger, more supportive, and more public.

For example, immediately after the shooting, he went down to Parkland to address his former community at a vigil and today, he and the Stoneman Douglas High School baseball team discusses how they’ve used baseball to help emotionally heal after the events in February.



Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami