Anthony Rizzo's Sign-Breaking Homer Actually Turned Into Something Really Nice

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Anthony Rizzo’s Sign-Breaking Homer Actually Turned Into Something Really Nice

Chicago Cubs

If you are looking to start your day with a smile, may I offer the surprising situation where lots of people and brands were involved, and it actually turned into something universally good.

So, as you’ll recall, Anthony Rizzo hit a monster homer on Wednesday that broke the “D” in the Budweiser sign atop the right field video board. Among the obvious jokes folks make in those situations is that Budweiser would have to send Rizzo a bill for the damage.

Here’s the thing: they did! Except instead of requiring Rizzo actually pay the invoice they sent, they did something really kind:

So, that’s a very fun in-game moment plus some free advertising plus a public relations win for all sides plus a sizable charitable donation. Like I said, it feels like one of the few very busy moments when all angles are just positive and good.

Good on Budweiser, good on the Cubs, and most of all, good on Rizzo and his mighty bat.

(Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)


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.