Anthony Rizzo, for the most part, has been an honest man throughout his MLB career. It was no different this week. Every Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs star continues “Kap and J-Hood“, The 7:00 am morning show on ESPN 1000. It’s always great to get updates on things around the team from someone who knows better than everyone else. He made comments that might make people think twice when they attack referee Joe West.
Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs clearly has respect for Joe West.
Earlier in the week, Joe West was in town to officiate a series between the Chicago White Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals. In this series he broke the MLB record for most matches refereed with 5,376 matches. It’s an incredible accomplishment for anyone to be involved in anything for so long.
However, a lot of people don’t like Joe West. He’s done a lot in the game but annoyed some people along the way. He throws people away a lot for some weird reason and seems to like to play the game on himself from time to time. He is someone who is often ranked by MLB managers to be one of the top referees, which is why he has appeared in many different world series.
Speaking of the World Series, Joe West was the team manager when the Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in 2016. It was the franchise’s first World Series championship in 108 years, so you know it was. was special to a lot of people.
On the radio, Rizzo made a great point about this game. It was Joe West’s decision to call a rain delay at the end of Game 7 which took away all the momentum the Indians had. . This allowed the Cubs to take a breath of fresh air and come out and win. If it hadn’t been for Joe West’s decision to do this, the Indians could have snatched victory from the hands of defeat to win.
Rizzo is a guy who likes to talk to people on the pitch so you know he’s had conversations with Joe West between innings when Joe is on first base. Rizzo is also the type of guy to trust when it comes to his character judgment. Joe West may not be perfect, but he’s been a big part of the greatest moment the Cubs have ever lived.
This was not the only subject brought up by Rizzo. He acknowledged that the current edition of the Chicago Cubs is currently playing with a chip on the shoulder due to the way the offseason and the first half of the season have gone. The hope is that they can continue to play well and fight until the end.