It’s been a while since I last blogged, as most of you know when the Cubs leave AZ after spring training my frequency of posts diminishes. This is by design and necessity, when the Cubs are here in AZ I have the access to provide what most of us die-hard Cubs fans want, photos, videos, and first hand information on the team’s activities in the desert. The necessity is me catching up on things that fell by the wayside due to the time expended on the Cubs during spring training; as well as the need to devote more time to the running of my video production company.
Good to see the Cubs finally put up the ‘W’ again last night, doesn’t matter if it’s rain shortened or 14 innings it’s still one in the win column…hopefully the start of some steady winning baseball. The Neal Cotts experiment is over, at least for now, and Andres Blanco is up from Iowa and put right into today’s lineup at second base. Blanco had a very nice spring and should see some playing time with Aaron Miles going to the DL. Big Jake Fox may also see big league game action after tearing up AAA, where and when Lou plays Fox remains to be seen.
I’m getting very excited about coming to Chicago on the Hohokam’s annual trip in June and getting the opportunity to see a couple games at Wrigley! Also planning on doing the Architectural Cruise for the first time. It will be a quick trip of only 4 days but any amount of relief from the summer 100 degree plus heat in AZ is appreciated.
I watched the “My Boys” season finale on TBS with Mike Fontenot and Micah Hoffpauir that was filmed in AZ during spring training. In case you don’t know (I didn’t, until they came to Hohokam) the show revolves around a group of friends, a couple of which are Chicago sports writers. Last night they had a montage scene where I saw several of our Hohokam spring training regulars, organist George Kiefer, Mark the Beer Guy, etc. but during the extended game scene sequence I noticed one thing missing…stadium public address sounds. While I never thought my voice would be a part of the show like it was in a scene from the movie “This Old Cub”, I though perhaps it might be heard in the background similar to when WGN broadcasts from Hohokam…no such luck…c’est la vie.
I’m keeping an eye on WGN and today’s game, it’s a tight one…Big Z just got ejected with the score 2-2 in the 7th, Z did his own version of tossing the ump. Nice catch going into the Ivy by Reed Johnson. We’ll see if the Cubs can pull this one out and make it two ‘W’s in a row.