Rizzo Returns To Fenway As A Padre (FenwayNation Photo)
Anthony Rizzo was not known for ostentatious displays when he was a rising star in the Red Sox minor league system. He was actually kind of a quiet guy. Not any longer. According to multiple media reports, Rizzo is flat out predicting his Chicago Cubs will win the NL Central Title this year. That's right—just as seen in the motion picture Back To The Future—2015 will be the year the Cubbies break the curse (or at least part of it). The 25-year old Rizzo had the kind of 2014 that is probably making a few on Yawkey Way wish they hadn't packaged him for Adrian Gonzalez. Rizzo hit .286 with 32 HRs and 78 RBIs in 140 games. He was an All-Star and finished 10th in NL MVP voting. Who knows? Maybe he'll be right. Martin Seamus "Marty" McFly could not be reached for comment.