Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Anthony Rizzo wants Cubs to develop winning attitude

Get ‘em on, get ‘em over and get ‘em indecipherable…

Anthony Rizzo was checking out the Cubs-Dodgers score on the Internet during his day off Monday, content with the knowledge the Cubs had opened up an early lead.

A few hours later, when he got back online, Rizzo discovered the Cubs had lost 7-6.

No big deal, of course. It’s just a meaningless spring training game. But in Rizzo’s mind, it’s important for the Cubs to establish a winning atmosphere now, hoping it pays off later.

“It’s something where we want to build that energy and have that all year ‘round,” he said. “Even though it was spring training, and even though it was the later innings of the game that we lost, it doesn’t matter. Some of those guys (playing) in later innings may be helping us down the stretch this year.”

If that’s the case, then shouldn’t Cubs hitters change their approach at the plate in spring training to win games?

Not exactly.

“The other day I had a runner on third and less than two outs,” Rizzo said. “In a normal situation, I’d be hacking away if I got a strike. That’s a little different right now (in spring). But I think as spring training goes along, you start getting more into the habit of getting that guy over, no matter where the pitch is and what not.

“Right now it’s more about getting yourself comfortable first, but at the same time, keeping that winning mentality.”

Repoz Posted: February 26, 2013 at 09:48 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. This deejay be Justin T Posted: February 26, 2013 at 11:33 PM (#4376791)
Zzzzzzzzzzzzz
   2. Sleepy supports unauthorized rambling Posted: February 27, 2013 at 02:36 AM (#4376835)
Wtf, taking a day off, already? No true Cub would ever do that. It's not even September yet!
   3. Austin Posted: February 27, 2013 at 01:00 PM (#4377059)
Wouldn't a winning attitude involve showing up to support your teammates even on your day off?

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Dingbat_Charlie
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogPaul White: For baseball lifer, game goes on
(1 - 6:10pm, May 22)
Last: Tom Ryan

NewsblogRed Sox have quite a stockpile of talent in Greenville - Sports - The Boston Globe
(19 - 6:08pm, May 22)
Last: SY Ruined School Lunches!

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-22-2015
(35 - 6:08pm, May 22)
Last: Der-K is at half whelm.

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 5-22-15
(12 - 6:05pm, May 22)
Last: boteman asks Where's My Ring?

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - May 2015
(1870 - 6:00pm, May 22)
Last: sardonic

NewsblogOTP - May 2015: Jeb Bush would like to watch baseball with Teddy Roosevelt and Pitbull
(3680 - 5:57pm, May 22)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

Newsblog45 Ruth Pics from Library of Congress
(7 - 5:53pm, May 22)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogAT&T Ad Showing First Woman In Major League Baseball Draws Strong Reactions
(238 - 5:43pm, May 22)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogRicketts Family Buys 3 More Rooftops Across From Wrigley Field « CBS Chicago
(59 - 5:37pm, May 22)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogBrewers pitcher Will Smith ejected for using foreign substance
(15 - 5:00pm, May 22)
Last: Perry

NewsblogHolding Separate Elections For Player and Non-Player Candidates Would Greatly Improve the Hall of Fame's Era Ballot Vote Process
(5 - 4:49pm, May 22)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogRemembering How Mike Trout's Road to the Red Sox Was Detoured
(11 - 4:36pm, May 22)
Last: Mattbert

NewsblogOT: 2015 NHL Playoff thread
(453 - 3:52pm, May 22)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

NewsblogBBTF 2015 Shooty Memorial Softball Meet-up!
(234 - 3:46pm, May 22)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogKeith Hernandez gets part of the credit for Lucas Duda's southpaw success
(17 - 3:40pm, May 22)
Last: Beleaguered Mets Fan

Page rendered in 0.1808 seconds
48 querie(s) executed