MSD Alum Anthony Rizzo Leaves Cubs Spring Training To Return To Florida

MSD Alum Anthony Rizzo Leaves Cubs Spring Training To Return To Florida

Rizzo has reportedly left Cubs spring training and returned home to Parkland, Fla., to be with his family and the community during this horrific time.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas, which has almost 3,000 students enrolled, was attacked by a 19-year-old shooter who pulled a fire alarm to lure students out of classrooms. "I played on those fields". I definitely want him to go back there and become involved, as he should. I studied in those classrooms, the same ones we saw in all those videos yesterday for all the wrong reasons. Seventeen people died and more than a dozen people were injured during Wednesday's assault.

The names: Alyssa Alhadeff, Scott Beigel, Martin Duque, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Jamie Guttenberg, Chris Brent Hixon, Luke Hoyer, Cara Loughran, Gina Montalto, Joaquin Oliver, Alaina Petty, Meadow Pollack, Helena Ramsey, Alex Schachter, Carmen Marie Schentrup and Peter Wang.

Once again, Rizzo exhibited why he won MLB's 2017 Roberto Clemente Award for community involvement and contributions off the field. I want to you know that you are not alone in your grief. "I feel like it's all the time. We get horrified that this violence is inflicted on our kids, we get angry that there's nothing we can do and that nothing's done about it", he said, speaking to a crowd of mourners. But then it happens in our own town ... and we realize it can happen to us. I'm a Floridian and a Parklander for life. But for me, it just touches my heart when I see the Vegas community come together.

"While i don't have all the answers, I know that something has to change", he said. And I promise you we are going to be mourning, grieving and a bit broken for awhile.