Thursday, August 17, 2017

August Happiness Challenge: Day 16

Rizz loves sending it out of the park
On Day 15, I'm happy for Anthony Rizzo.  It was bound to happen -- one day in August I'd be grateful for the man chosen as my happiness icon.

It was the first inning of Wednesday night's game. Ben Zobrist and Kyle Schwarber hit singles and Kris Bryant took a walk. Anthony Rizzo got into the batter's box and, liked the first pitch he saw, and "unpacked the bags."

When Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo both score, we Cub fans like to say, "That ball was Bryzzo'd." This ball was Bryzzo'd right into the stands.

Fans like me weren't the only happy ones. If you watch the clip below, you'll see the bullpen break into dance. They celebrate every home run by showing off their moves, but with Rizzo's big swing, they were especially enthusiastic.

PS. This home run was in support of another fine performance by John Lackey, who made me happy last week. I believe this was his sixth consecutive win. Not bad, Old Man.

If you want to play along, just come back here (meaning to this blog, not this individual post) each day in August, looking for the Happy Cub. Every day I will try to have a post with the headline: August Happiness Challenge: Day [X]. Leave a comment and then post your own daily happiness, with August Happiness Challenge in the title to make it easy to find.