Anthony Rizzo quoted ‘Anchorman’ in hilarious in-game confession to David Ross


The Cubs got off to a quick start in Game 7 of the World Series, jumping to a 5-1 lead over the Indians by the top of the fifth inning. And Anthony Rizzo could hardly contain himself.

Rizzo, who was hit by a pitch in the fourth and singled in the fifth, confessed to his good buddy David Ross that he was an “emotional wreck” and in a “glass case of emotions right now.” Yes, the man was quoting “Anchorman” in the middle of a winner-take-all Game 7 for a franchise that hasn’t won a World Series since 1908. Take a listen:

Ross’ advice: “Just continue to breathe.”

Ross entered the game with “reliever” Jon Lester in the bottom of the fifth and didn’t do much to calm Rizzo’s anxiety. Ross was charged with an error when he threw wildly to first base, and then a wild pitch from Lester scored two more runs to cut the Cubs' lead to 5-3.

But then the 39-year-old retiring catcher drilled a solo homer — off uber-reliever Andrew Miller — to center field to give the Cubs a 6-3 lead.