‘Tony Two Chains’ is the fun-loving hero the Cubs need this year
Anthony Rizzo has had one thing on his mind all year.
Whether it feels like a good day or bad, the mentality isn’t changing.
“I wanna be the same guy every day for the guys in the clubhouse to show this is just about winning,” Rizzo said prior to Thursday night’s game against the Brewers.
But he’s going to have that mentality while having. Just like he did during Wednesday night’s win in Cleveland.
On Wednesday night, Rizzo broke out a pair of gold chains around his neck. They seemed to be the perfect good luck charm, too, as he went 2-for-4 with a solo home run.
“We had a scrimmage the other day in our intrasquad. We had some fun during it and I had some chains on then, too,” Rizzo said. “Before the game, I don’t know, I just got the feeling to throw some chains on.”
Rizzo planned to break them out again on Thursday, too. He did wear them, but he kept them under his jersey at the start of the game.
“The gold chains are getting charged up right now,” Rizzo said. “They’ll be making an appearance tonight, for sure.”
Regardless, the mindset remains the same: keep the winning attitude.
“That’s what I’m trying to be every day is that winning attitude, [whether it’s] 0-for-5 or a couple hits and a homer and popping gold chains,” Rizzo said. “If you have a good game or a bad game, today’s the biggest day and let’s win today. That’s the attitude I’ve been taking and also while having as much fun as I can.”