The Anthony Rizzo Trade is Officially Official - Rizzo Speaks, His Teammates React, the Tribute, More

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The Anthony Rizzo Trade is Officially Official – Rizzo Speaks, His Teammates React, the Tribute, More

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The Chicago Cubs today traded Anthony Rizzo to the New York Yankees, a trade nobody saw coming until it was done.

The official announcement from the team captured the somber tone well enough:

There will be reactions and stories and tidbits for a long time, so I’m not pretending to capture them all here tonight. There were just a bunch of things I wanted to share, so I quickly bundled them up here.

Hearing from the man, himself, with a lot of emotion baked into his comments, even as he has always held his composure so firmly:

A final tour around Wrigley:

The tribute video, which I got halfway through before having to pause:

Some of the moments that immediately came to mind for me, though there are dozens:

From Rizzo’s teammates:

 

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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.