Cubs bring the whooping sticks

Talk about fun, it was a great day to just be a fan watching the Cubs smack around the A’s at Phoenix Muni. The A’s stadium was packed to near capacity (7,994) with a very large portion of those being Cubs fans who enjoyed a 24 hit attack that produced a 20 to 5 Cubs victory on a sunny and slightly cool AZ day(64 degrees at game time). Somewhat lost in the hitting barrage was a solid performance by Ryan Dempster who went 4.1 innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits while whiffing 6 Athletics.

I’ll let some of the photos I took today take over from here…enjoy.

Dempster focused

Dempster and Bobby Scales with Papago Mountains behind

Cubs fans a plenty

Demp dealing

The Riot hitting a triple down the right field line

Quade: “Nice triple Riot, now if we talk real quiet Nomar won’t hear us”

Giambi holds Fontenot on first after he singled, driving in Theriot

Good to see D-Lee playing, here he smacks his first spring HR

A’s Rajai Davis can only watch as D-Lee’s bomb disappears beyond 410

Lee HR trot

Hoff and Lee 5’s up top

Everyone’s happy to see Lee hitting



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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