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#pounditFriday, September 24, 2021

Anthony Rizzo says he’s sleeping with ball from final out of the NLCS

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Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo caught the final out of the NLCS, and it sounds like he has big plans for that baseball.

After the Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night by the final of 5-0 to advance to their first World Series since 1945, Rizzo was interviewed on the field by Tom Verducci of FOX Sports. When asked if he still had that final out ball, the three-time All-Star proceeded to pull it out of his pocket and promptly declared that he would be sleeping with it tonight.

The 27-year-old Rizzo definitely deserves to do so after collecting eight hits and five RBIs in the NLCS, including a solo home run off Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw to put that decisive Game 6 on Saturday out of reach.

Perhaps that ball will be another good luck charm for the Cubs as they prepare for their World Series collision course with the Cleveland Indians next week.

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