Now, if you were worried the “Lovable Losers” would lose their luster after ending their 108-year championship drought a year ago…think again.
Word got to Rizzo (who battled cancer as a child) and, without hesitation, the All-Star first baseman replaced the picture and sent Schrage an autographed jersey.
“That is so incredibly sweet of him. It just makes me think even higher [of him]. I’m amazed our story reached him and that he took the time to reach out to us,” Schrage’s mom Jill said. “He’s just trying to put a smile back on our girl’s face.”
Suffice it to say, even though the Cubs aren’t in this year’s World Series, Rizzo is still coming up big in the clutch.