Back in 2015, these two latched onto one another at the big league level and a bond was born. A bond that is unparalleled in the Windy City. Sure, other duos have multiple rings and have much more hardware in their trophy case. Let me ask you this question though, how many of these duos have their own souvenir company? Allow me to let this beautiful couple speak for themselves:
The business is doing so well, they even hired interns!
It is truly beautiful to see this relationship succeed on the field, off the field, and in a business setting. Nowadays everyone needs a side hustle for extra cash, and Bryzzo Souvenir Co. shows that it does not stop at the professional level.
The key to a good relationship is balancing one another out. Kris Bryant is lowkey and allows his game to speak for himself. He is usually not one to pump up the team or start any sort of shenanigans with others. Anthony Rizzo is the vocal leader of the Chicago Cubs. He will start a fight at the drop of a hat to defend his guys. He is the lifeblood of this organization. Together, these two form the ultimate pillar to a successful franchise.
It would be remiss of me to not mention their on-field success. Bryzzo was an integral part of the greatest championship in the history of Chicago. Between the two of them, here are some of the awards they have won while donning Cubbie blue:
- 6 All-Star Game appearances
- Silver Slugger Award
- 3 Gold Gloves
- National League MVP
- National League Rookie of the Year
- Broke the longest curse in the history of mankind
The 2016 Chicago Cubs will be a team etched into Cubs fans’ memories forever. Without Bryzzo, 2016 is another year added to the list of Cubs failures. Forget about the Stanley Cups won by Kane/Toews or the NBA championships won by Jordan/Pippen. Think about which championship meant the most to the city of Chicago.
Bryzzo is the most important duo in Chicago sports history, thank you for listening.