Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo being mic'd up was spring training gold


Spring training games don’t matter, but they're good opportunities to have fun.

Just ask Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, who were mic’d up for Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels on the ESPN broadcast. The results were gold.

Bryant stepped up to lead off for the Cubs and was talking to the announcers. He then laced the first pitch foul down the left field line.

“That was a fastball, early on,” Bryant said. “Now I’m tired.”

“This is my first time swinging at the first pitch all spring, too,” Bryant said.

He later popped out and had more than one reason to be upset.

“These are the worst,” Bryant said. “I have to run these out.”

As he ran back to the dugout, he gave Anthony Rizzo a “Good luck, Anthony.”

Later on, Rizzo was telling a story, but the end of the inning cut him off. Bryant was quick to take a jab.

“Short story, there’s two outs,” Bryant said.

Another amusing moment came when the announcers pointed out that Bryant and Rizzo were wearing different hats. Bryant said “I wear what I want” and then explained why he had a different hat.

“I just look ridiculous in the spring training hat,” Bryant said.

Bryant has a World Series and an MVP on his resume, but he’s also got plenty of jokes. We may have also found a way to get people interested in spring training baseball. Mics for everyone.

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