Chicago Cubs: The new ‘Daily Double’ of Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo

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Will Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo be an all-time Cubs great leadoff duo?

First-year Chicago Cubs manager David Ross has not changed much of what he had originally planned for the team before the pandemic hit and derailed the 2020 season. Fortunately for fans, that includes his notion of who’s going to be hitting in the one and two spots in the lineup.

Ross still believes that Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and first baseman Anthony Rizzo are the key to getting it started but he did add that he would have to take into account how all the other Cubs are hitting as well, coming off the lengthy break.

Here’s something some of the other sportswriters have failed to pick up on about pairing Bryant and Rizzo together at this time in their careers; it is uncannily extremely similar to the 1984 Cubs season when the two leadoff hitters were nicknamed the ‘Daily Double’ and the Cubs almost won it all.

You’ll be surprised how similar these four players are to each other and maybe it’s a clue to how they’ll perform during this year’s 60-game season. If Bryant and Rizzo can get the offense fired up like the original ‘Daily Double’, this year could end up end up being a treat.