Anthony Rizzo rolls out hilarious hand sanitizer gag at first base

4 years agoTony Andracki

Anthony Rizzo had been planning the joke for weeks.

When the first Brewers player — Orlando Arcia — reached base in Friday night’s season opener, Rizzo pulled out a little bottle of hand sanitizer and offered some to the runner at first base.

It was a simple but hilarious moment and fit right in line with Rizzo’s sense of humor that has been on full display at Wrigley Field this summer.

He said he got the idea sitting around with friends a little while back and thought it was funny, but then forgot about it until recently.

“Listen, we’re playing obviously in unusual circumstances and you guys know me as well as anyone and how much fun I like to have fun and joke around and keep it loose,” Rizzo said. “It’s no different.

“We have a lot of respect for the Brewers — they’re a good club and they bring a lot of energy, too. Just one of those things that surprised the camera got it.”

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