CHICAGO -- Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo appeared on MLB Network's "Intentional Talk" and revealed that he had to borrow a belt, that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are his "step parents," and he's jealous of Jeff Samardzija's hair.
During the interview with hosts Kevin Millar and Chris Rose, Rizzo was asked for his first response when told the Cubs wanted to give him a long-term contract.
"[I said] 'Where do I sign?'" Rizzo said.
He did sign a seven-year, $41 million deal on Monday, but apparently had to borrow a belt from teammate Ryan Sweeney for the news conference.
Epstein, president of baseball operations, and general manager Hoyer, and Jason McLeod, the scouting and player development director, first selected Rizzo in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft with the Red Sox. Then Hoyer traded for the first baseman when he and McLeod went to the Padres. Epstein, Hoyer and McLeod were reunited on the Cubs, and traded for Rizzo again. Does the first baseman have a man crush on Epstein and Hoyer?
"Those are my step parents, to be honest, Jed, Theo and Jason," Rizzo said. "They brought me along on their ride. I think I have a crush on them more now."
Millar and Rose wanted to know who has the best hair on the Cubs. Rizzo said it's not him.
"[Samardzija] and [James] Russell have the best hair on the team so far," Rizzo said.
He may like the locks, but during a quick Q&A, Rizzo couldn't spell Samardzija's name.
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.