The Cubs beat the Cards Sunday, and Anthony Rizzo added another chapter to his mythology. He managed to hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the tenth inning.
“I don’t remember much. I don’t remember anything. It was awesome,” Rizzo said. “Teammates have been awesome. Paul (Maholm) pitched a great game today and kept us in it. We put ourselves in a position to win a couple times, and fortunately enough we did.”
He plans on watching the replay tonight as many times as possible just to recall how it all happened.
“Oh yeah, I’ll be watching that a lot,” he said. “I can’t wait to call my parents and talk to them. I’m sure they’re excited and everyone who was following.”
When was the last time he hit a walk off home run?
“This is the best,” he said. “This is something I’ve always dreamed of doing since I was a little kid. I’ve never done it before. Not in the minors, not in Little League, not ever. … This is awesome.”
Thanks for being so good, Anthony.
Gordon Wittenmyer is sharing details of the Dempster to Atlanta saga this morning.
Dempster and his wife, Jenny, filed for divorce just before the season started, and despite speculation, Dempster and others close to him insist that it has played no role in his greater desire to go to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
‘‘Who’s to say I was going to say no or yes to whatever team,’’ he told the Sun-Times Sunday. ‘‘All I said was that I just, at that time, needed to think about everything. Whether you’re single, married, divorced, kids, no kids, you’ve got to think about a lot of things if you’re going to [consider a decision] to leave.’’
And Ryan, like me, enjoys naps.
Dempster wouldn’t go into detail about the 24-hour whirlwind last week that led to his rejection of the Braves deal (for pitcher Randall Delgado) at the 1 p.m. Tuesday deadline the Braves set. It set off a fan backlash against him in social-media circles.
But a source close to him suggested that the demand from the front office for a quick response boxed him into a corner. Dempster literally awoke from a nap last Monday to discover he ‘‘had been traded’’ via leaked information before being allowed to weigh in.
Did he check his missed calls before he checked twitter?