Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is taking the MLB’s “let the kids play” mantra literally.
The 2016 World Series Champion and retired Little Leaguer surprised a group of young Chicago-area baseball players on Tuesday by inviting them to run drills and imparting some invaluable wisdom.
Rizzo told AOL.com that his main advice for current Little Leaguers is simple, and it’s the same advice that he received when he was in their shoes: Just have fun.
“My mom and dad always made it very easy for my brother and I to have fun in all sports, and baseball was no different,” he said. “We always had a good time, we were always laughing, we were always the team that had the most fun. That’s what being a kid is all about.”