Anthony Rizzo Tried The Hidden Ball Trick Over The Weekend
No one in baseball has as much fun with their opponents than Anthony Rizzo does when someone reaches first.
My morning co-host, Riley, calls it "Coffee Talk With Anthony." He's always messing with guys when they reach first base. Sometimes he'll take their batting gloves out of their pockets or just give them a playful shove. Even if he doesn't "do anything" to the guy at first, he always seems to have a full-fledged conversation with his opponent.
It always seems good natured, even if it's someone from the Cincinnati Reds. Rizzo has a bit of a history with the Reds. He one time wanted to fight the entire city when he was a rookie.
That was awesome. He was one of the first out of the dugout this weekend when Baez got into it with a Reds pitcher. I would embed that video but there isn't an official MLB clip of it and don't want MLB to sue me. Just go to YouTube and type in "Rizzo Reds Baez" and you can check it out. The dude just has a problem with Cincinnati. Maybe it's the Skyline Chili? Not sure but that would make sense. That stuff is garbage.
I applaud Rizzo for going for the hidden ball trick. I can't remember the last time I saw that work in an MLB game. Anthony thought he found a dumb enough team for it to work on. Can't blame him. Shooters soot and you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. Michael Scott taught me that one.