Chicago Cubs: What if players were characters from Star Wars?
By Jake Misener
Anthony Rizzo – Obi-Wan Kenobi
The undisputed leader of the Chicago Cubs, Anthony Rizzo has been through it all. He survived the rebuild, playing on the North Side long before it became a hot spot for top free agents.
He has become a close friend and mentor to Kris Bryant, who is quickly rising to the top of the crop when it comes to young players in the game. Already with a World Series ring, Rookie of the Year and an MVP award to his name, KB is the future for the Cubs. But he wouldn’t be where he is without his teammate across the diamond in Rizzo.
Obi-Wan Kenobi plays an key role in the Star Wars story, training both Anakin Skywalker and his son, Luke. He served as a general in the Clone Wars, at the peak of the Jedi Order’s power – and saw it all come crashing down around him. He knows the good and the bad when it comes to his life – much the same as Rizzo.
He’s been here for the winning and the losing. And, as he transitioned from young star to veteran leader, he’s continued to develop. A true leader on and off the field, he is what you want on any team.
Fiesty, at times, both Obi-Wan and Rizzo don’t back down from a fight. Ever. They’ve both left unalterable marks on their respective legacies – and yet, somehow have more to write