Monthly Archives: February 2011

Cubs Go 0-2 at Hoho

Soon the snow will be gone on Four Peaks The Cubs dropped their second spring game of the season at Hohokam today, losing 5-3 to a team that vaguely resembled Milwaukee Brewers.  The Brewers split squad team that showed up…

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Cubs Lose Chilly Opener

Warning track this morning  As I have said many a times here before, you shouldn’t read too much into the scores or who won or lost spring training games. The examples I usually mention when emphasizing this point are the…

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Notes From Hohokam Practice

View across top of Cubs dugout Today’s Cubs practice at Hohokam before tomorrow’s spring opener was conducted under mostly cloudy sky’s with little wind and pleasant mid to upper 60′s temperatures. The workout before the first game at Hohokam is one…

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One Day

I’m pretty excited about tomorrow’s Cubs spring opener, of course I am every year! The Cubs are practicing at Hohokam today. Hopefully we won’t have weather issues tomorrow other than the unseasonably cool (for Mesa) temps in the mid 50′s. Thought we…

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Getting Close

Q fielded from the mound during base running drills Three days away from the Cubs spring opener! Camp Q has been orderly and well run thus far and as I’ve mentioned before, it seems like the guys are having a…

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Cubs Photo Day

The Cubs players had photos taken this morning at the Fitch Park, which meant wearing the dress whites for the first time this spring. The photos here on the blog today are not from the Cubs photographer, or me, they…

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Wrigleyville West Update

Sky view artist rendering of Wrigleyville West  We are only days away from your Chicago Cubs taking the field at Hohokam Stadium hosting the Oakland Athletics this Sunday. The East Valley Tribune ran this article on the Cubs future spring training complex, and…

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Wet Weekend

Saturday was the first official full-squad workout for the Cubs, and with it came a winter storm to AZ. We had snow in the mountains and rain on both Saturday and Sunday here in Mesa. Luckily the team was able…

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Upbeat Fitch

We had overcast skies by the time the Cubs hit the fields at Fitch Park this morning, but the temperature was pleasant with a high in the mid to upper 60s and no wind.  Just about perfect conditions for baseball. One of…

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Today at Fitch in Pics

Marquez Smith, Josh Vitters, and Brett Jackson before BP Bobby Scales is even more dangerous with a bat  Bobby Dernier Don’t make me come after you! RJ  Fernando Perez wonders why everyone else has loose pant legs Proud to sport…

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