Anthony Rizzo Parks One Every So Gently in the Basket (VIDEO)

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Anthony Rizzo Parks One Every So Gently in the Basket (VIDEO)

Chicago Cubs

Wrigley Field, for as homer-friendly as it is to the power alleys, is the deepest park in the big leagues down the lines – 355 to left, and 353 to right. Combine that with some fairly high walls, and you’ve got one of the toughest parks in baseball to yank a shot directly down the line.

But, if you hit it just right, you can get it out without even getting it out – that’s why the basket is there:

https://twitter.com/NBCSCubs/status/1025480420190834689

I’m not sure that one would have actually gone 380 feet, but I do know that it’s outta here in virtually every stadium in baseball, so the fact that it went into the basket doesn’t make it a cheapy.

That was Rizzo’s 16th homer of the year, pushing his season line up to .263/.360/.440 with a 113 wRC+.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.