Anthony Rizzo is so excited to go the World Series, he's going to sleep with the final out ball
When Yasiel Puig grounded into the game and series-ending double play in the Cubs' 5-0 victory in Game 6 of the NLCS, it meant that the Cubs would be going to their first World Series since 1945. Despite being on this Earth for only 26 of the 71-year World Series drought, Anthony Rizzo knows how momentous this occasion is.
Asked after the game if he still had the ball he caught for the final out, Rizzo was quite passionate. "Do I still have it?" he said as a large grin spread across his face. "I'm sleeping with this thing tonight."
Millions of Cubs fans around the world would probably do the same if they could.
Watch the Cubs take on the Indians in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.