Javy Baez apparently is in mid-season defensive form. He made an amazing play on a Chris Colabello grounder that he snared practically in short left-centerfield, then threw from his knee getting the Colabello at first. More…
Charcer Burks an up-and-coming minor league outfielder ended up hitting a 7th inning solo HR which proved to be the winning run.
The gates to Sloan Park open at 10 a.m. The concession stands, team shop and music open at 11 a.m. Here is more info on the event, in which Joe Maddon and some of the Cubs players will also say a few words on stage at about noon.
While the players were stretching prior to starting workouts, Bussy drove a white Ferrari onto the Cubs grass workout area then drove a circle around the players. Read More.
If you are visiting the Mesa/Phoenix area for spring training and want to take in some interesting baseball history, you should visit the Arizona Spring Training Experience and Cactus League Hall of Fame’s new free exhibit at The Gallery at Scottsdale Civic Center Library. Some great Cubs photos by John Antonoff! More.
Since we weren’t able to watch the Cubs at Sloan Park over the weekend because of poor weather, here are more photos from last week – when the sun was plentiful. Shot by our John Antonoff. Go Cubs! More.
Kyle Schwarber launched one bomb after another in batting practice. I know, I know, it’s just bp…But these aren’t your everyday “it cleared” the fence HR’s. These are some mammoth monster blasts. I mean Schwarbs is destroying baseballs like few players I’ve ever seen. Watching him swing, it’s hard to believe we aren’t even to full-squad report date yet!
How can it be that we are starting another baseball season? Didn’t we just experience the ups and downs of game 7, the tie score, the extra inning, the rain delay, the Cubs resolve to scratch out 2 runs in the 10th innig for the first World Series title in 108 years? Read more.