Being Here

I realized this afternoon that I had not given yesterday’s blog a title…It has one now.

In my never ending quest to give you the best Cubs spring training coverage, instead of photos I’ve got some of today’s practice on video. I shot this from outside the chain link fences at the Fitch fields, where the fans sit…So if you see the fence on occasion that is why. It’s nothing fancy (editing wise) but I think it gives you a feel for being here.

Some of my focus was on young infielders, Non-Roster Invitee’s # 67 Starlin Castro and # 61 Josh Vitters taking some grounders as well as pitchers doing what they do here, drills and more drills. One thing I noticed that you really can’t see from my video is that Castro has a very strong arm. A former Cub pitcher soon to be headed to Cooperstown N.Y. makes a cameo at the end of the video.

I talked with Bill Keane today who’s here from Waterloo, Iowa, he’s been a Cubs fan for 72 years, Bill is one of those who can say he saw (or at least heard on radio) the Cubs in a World Series. At 78 years young Bill was in the Randy Hundley Fantasy Camp two years ago at the age of 76…We should all be so lucky.

Enjoy practice!



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

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