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Spiegel: Relishing The Anthony Rizzo Show

Anthony Rizzo. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Anthony Rizzo. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

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By Matt Spiegel-

When you reach a certain age, having seen enough ballplayers, everyone reminds you of someone.

Baseball is perfect for free association.

It has been great fun to take in the first few weeks of young Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, and let one’s mind connect the dots.

There’s that odd stance, a little bit like a left-handed Eric Davis. The knees are slightly bent, the back tilted back, the hands low. The bat is dangled down slightly and held loosely, bringing to mind just a hint of Mickey Tettleton.

Some have texted or tweeted with a visual likeness from their mind’s eye. John Olerud. Will Clark.

Watching one Rizzo opposite-field home run, I picked up another layer of visual comparison.

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