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Young Cubs fan pays tribute to Anthony Rizzo with haircut

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Young Cubs fan pays tribute to Anthony Rizzo with haircut

As Cubs fever continues to sweep Chicago in the midst of another run to the postseason, hair art appears to be a new way some fans are expressing themselves.

During Tuesday's doubleheader against the Brewers at Wrigley Field, Cubs' mascot Clark the Cub found one young fan who became the latest to pay tribute to the team with his hair.

This time the haircut featured the face of first baseman Anthony Rizzo.

The Rizzo haircut is just the latest in a long line of fans who have recently dedicated haircuts to the Cubs.

As Ben Cosman of MLB.com noted, shortstop Addison Russell had his moment in the spotlight on the back of one fan's head during Cubs Convention earlier this year:

Pitcher Jake Arrieta was also featured on one fan's head last season.

Of course, some fans aren't quite as brave about getting a player's face as their haircut, so they might opt for a more traditional moment.

Which Cubs-related haircut do you prefer? And which player will we see next? 

Summer of Sammy: Sosa's 10th, 11th homers in 1998

Summer of Sammy: Sosa's 10th, 11th homers in 1998

It's the 20th anniversary of the Summer of Sammy, when Sosa and Mark McGwire went toe-to-toe in one of the most exciting seasons in American sports history chasing after Roger Maris' home run record. All year, we're going to go homer-by-homer on Sosa's 66 longballs, with highlights and info about each. Enjoy.

Sosa is heating up, but even a red-hot Sosa doesn't automatically equal wins for the Cubs.

Slammin' Sammy notched his first multi-homer game in 1998 in a 9-5 loss to Kevin Millwood and the Atlanta Braves. Sosa drove in 4 of the Cubs' 5 runs on a solo shot in the 4th inning and a three-run shot in the 8th. 

Sosa tallied 830 feet of homers in the game, with his first blast going 410 feet and the second shot measured at 420 feet.

The big game bumped Sosa's overall season slash line to .337/.411/.551 (.962 OPS) with 11 homers and 35 RBI.

Fun fact: Mickey Morandini hit second for the Cubs in this game and went 4-for-4, but somehow only scored one run despite hitting just in front of Sosa all game. That's because Morandini was caught stealing to end the 3rd inning, leaving Sosa to lead off the 4th inning with a solo blast.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: If Cubs somehow miss the playoffs will Joe Maddon's seat start heating up?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: If Cubs somehow miss the playoffs will Joe Maddon's seat start heating up?

David Haugh (Chicago Tribune), Nick Friedell (ESPN.com) and Patrick Finley (Chicago Sun-Times) join David Kaplan on the panel.

The guys discuss Welington Castillo’s 80-game PED suspension, the Cubs struggles and if Joe Maddon could be on the hot seat if the Cubs somehow miss the playoffs in 2018.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below: