Baseball is not a contact sport, or at least it’s not designed to be. But put nine men on a field, and collisions are bound to occur. So it was with the Cubs and their future, Anthony Rizzo, in Houston last night. Here’s a piece I wrote about it for ThroughTheFenceBaseball (with a link to the collision itself).
I’m reading that it’s not as bad as it could have been, which is a relief. I’ll certainly hope for a full recovery, realizing that it won’t happen anytime soon. The Cubs’ future is riding on him, to a large extent. I’m hoping this is more of a bump in the road than anything else.