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:
A home run turns into an invoice.
An invoice turns into a donation.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 24, 2019
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.