When the hopes and dreams of a baseball mecca rest on your shoulders, your debut in that uniform is a big deal.
That’s why Anthony Rizzo’s Chicago Cubs debut is one you want to pay attention to tonight. The Cubs haven’t had such a highly-touted prospect in a long time.
Even though it’s supposed to be engrained in my bloodline to hate the Cubs as a Reds fan, I hope the Cubbies have landed a power hitting star in his youth. Baseball is just more fun when the Cubs are relevant.
(*Note: Rizzo posted a .141/.281/.242 in his initial debut with the Padres last year)