The Chicago Cubs are suddenly — or finally — one of the most exciting teams in baseball. Theo Epstein's first few years with the team didn't garner much praise or results, but this year has been a massive turnaround for the Cubbies and it's making them exciting again. Not since the early 2000s has there been this much buzz on the North Side about baseball, and the young core of players that Chicago has is the main reason for that.
Anthony Rizzo, who may be one of the oldest of the young group of players, is leading the charge when it comes to excitement. He can hit home runs like the best of them and is defensively one of the best first baseman in baseball.
He proved that once again on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field when he made perhaps the most ridiculous catch of the season so far.
Rizzo tracked a ball into foul territory, climbed up onto the wall and waited patiently for the ball to come down before extending into the crowd to make the out.
There's amazing, there's phenomenal and there is this Anthony Rizzo catch.
It's been a long time since the Cubs have been good and exciting at the same time but that's something we're finally seeing and baseball is much better because of it.
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FILE - This 2011 file photo shows San Diego Padres baseball player Anthony Rizzo. Three years after his minor league career was interrupted by a cancer scare, slugging first baseman Anthony Rizzo makes his big league debut with the Padres. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo smiles and laughs as he takes the field against the New York Mets during the second inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)
Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo watches his two-run walkoff home run to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 in the tenth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, July 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo stands in the on deck circle in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field in Atlanta, Ga. on Friday, April 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, right, chases Oakland Athletics' Coco Crisp in a rundown between first and second in the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Crisp was called out for running outside the baseline on the play. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo catches a throw to make the out on Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Cincinnati. Players wore hats with an American flag on the side during the game. Cincinnati won 6-0. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo warms up before a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Saturday, May 24, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Sean M. Haffey)
Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo watches his two-run double off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton, scoring Edwin Jackson and Luis Valbuena, during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, June 20, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo rounds first after hitting a home run off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson (52) during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 8, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo hits a single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo adjusts his cap during batting practice before the Cubs played the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Thursday, May 21, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo watches his hit as he runs to first during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Monday, June 1, 2015, in Miami. Rizzo doubled scoring Dexter Fowler. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo hits a three run home run off Milwaukee Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress during the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)