The present is bleak for the last-place Chicago Cubs, but true blue fans -- as always -- are looking to the future, and a large part of that future is slugging first baseman Anthony Rizzo.
New club President Theo Epstein is rebuilding from the ground up, emphasizing the acquisition and development of young talent and we're starting to see glimmers of hope: Starlin Castro is a hit machine, Brian LaHair is an all-star in his first full season, Tony Campana leads the league in stolen bases, and Theo's most prized possession was just promoted to the Show in the form of Rizzo.
In a year as dismal as this, Cubs fans need reason for hope -- watching the maturation of young Rizzo provides just that. A big frame, a big left-handed bat, a big smile and a big glove have led to big expectations as a player we can build around, and his hype has already made him a legend on the North Side.
Show your support for Anthony and Theo's vision of the future with this new design that promotes the youngster like another legendary hero who featured "Z" in his name...but instead of simply one "Z" for Zorro, we get two for RiZZo! Like all National Fanthem designs, it is not an official product of any player, league, franchise or Spanish-American avengers -- it's just a comical piece of unique art from our imagination; drawn by hand and rendered digitally as a lossless high-resolution vector graphic for perfect printing. It come on a pre-shrunk 100% cotton royal blue tee in sizes small through 5XL. ( Alternate brands/cuts/colors/sizes can be custom-printed for little additional cost