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Shirtless Anthony Rizzo helps 'The Handmaid's Tale" and Elisabeth Moss celebrate 13 Emmy nominations

Shirtless Anthony Rizzo helps 'The Handmaid's Tale" and Elisabeth Moss celebrate 13 Emmy nominations

Shirtless Anthony Rizzo was the only clue Elisabeth Moss needed.

The star of Hulu's hit show "The Handmaid's Tale" and noted hardcore Cubs fan said she found out of the show's 13 Emmy nominations — including her own (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series) — thanks to a GIF of Anthony Rizzo shirtless from her publicist.

"I woke up to GIF from my publicist, Erica, of a shirtless Anthony Rizzo from the Cubs and knew it was good news (because a shirtless Rizzo is always good news) but 13 is blowing my mind!" Moss told TV Guide (h/t Chicago Tribune).

Moss has been very public of her Cubs fandom since even before their World Series championship and the respect is mutual — Joe Maddon is a big fan of the show.

But as for that GIF of Rizzo, it had to be this one, right (which originates from Rizzo's 2015 All-Star campaign)?

Or this one, from his stint on "Saturday Night Live" with David Ross and Dexter Fowler?

Rizzo had a shirt on here, but maybe this would've been the perfect GIF for Moss' publicist:

Let's check in on the other half of Bryzzo for reaction:

Perfect.

Cubs Talk Podcast: An ode to Joe Maddon and looking to the next era

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Cubs Talk Podcast: An ode to Joe Maddon and looking to the next era

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, Tony Andracki, Kelly Crull, Scott Changnon and Jeff Nelson give us their memories of Joe Maddon's time with the Cubs and discuss David Ross and Joe Espada's candidacy to be the next manager.

01:30 Kelly's memories of Joe from the perspective of a reporter

06:00 Going back to Hazleton with Joe

07:45 Joe's legacy as manager of the Cubs

16:00 How Joe impacted Javy Baez' career

18:00 David Ross and Joe Espada may be the leaders to replace Joe Maddon

Listen here or via the embedded player below: