And It Begins!

02/16/06 Restovich Talking to the Lumber
02/16/06 Hairston stretchs/Jacque Jones in cage

It’s been a while since I’ve talked to everyone. We have been updating the website, and completing The Voice of Summer DVD. New to the website this year will be audio podcasts and video blog, covering the daily happenings from Fitch and HoHoKam Parks during Cub’s spring training, which will include Cubs player and coach interviews.

The Boys of Spring DVD movie is still evolving, so to tide you over until it is ready, we offer Vince Lloyd~The Voice of Summer. Vince Lloyd was the WGN radio play-by-play man for the Cubs from 1965 to 1987. You can find out about it, and watch a trailer (and take the trailer QUIZ) on the CUBS DVD page. Cubs fans that have seen Voice of Summer say they were impressed with Vince’s storytelling and remarkable memory, and were surprised to hear the insider version of stories close to many baseball fan’s hearts.
Today:
The Cubbies Pitchers and Catchers started working out at Fitch Park today. Last season proved that throwing an imaginary ball to home plate, then covering 1st base is a drill that Pitchers can never practice enough. Ah, the joys of spring! Pitchers and Catchers weren’t the only ones who showed up – some position players practiced today including Jerry Hairston(see pic) and Jacque Jones. They took some BP along with non-roster invitee outfielder Michael Restovich(see pic), who is one big dude! (Listed at 6’4″ 240) Once a power-hitting hot prospect in the Twins organization(between 2001 and 2004 he hit 88 HR’s in the Minors), he could provide some power for the Cubs, if he makes the final roster.

~more tomorrow~

Tim

Tim

Tim Sheridan is a Cubs fanatic who also happens to be the Cubs spring training public address announcer at Sloan Stadium and your tour guide here at boysofspring.com.
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