Anthony Rizzo Struck Out Freddie Freeman And Fans Are Losing It

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Call me a grouch, but I hate when position players pitch in an MLB baseball game. Most fans think it’s cute, it’s fun, it’s different. I happen to find it to be a little too whimsical, and it’s not good baseball to watch a guy get out there and basically throw batting practice to an opposing team for an inning.

With that being said, there was a legitimately fun moment in the Cubs-Braves game today, when Anthony Rizzo was called on to pitch because the Cubs were sucking so bad that it wasn’t even worth it to waste a real pitcher.

Rizzo ended up pitching to Freddie Freeman, who he has had some fun with in the past. The two All-Star first basemen were exchanging smiles and laughs throughout the entire at-bat. Surprisingly, the AB ended with Rizzo striking out last year’s MVP.

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Sure enough, Anthony Rizzo striking out Freddie Freeman is all over social media.


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Ok, even I’ll admit, that’s kind of fun.

It looked like Freddie Freeman was not at all expecting Rizzo to throw him an off-speed pitch there, and he just couldn’t wait back enough. Even he had to get a kick out of that one.

Knowing Anthony Rizzo, I’m sure we’ll never hear the end of the time he struck out one of the best hitters in baseball, Freddie Freeman.


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