Cubs Play Two

The Cubs opened Cactus League play yesterday by honoring “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks with a touching pregame video, and moment of silence at Sloan Park. The team appropriately, “played two”, finishing with a split-squad 2-2 tie (9 innings) at Sloan Park, and a 8-6 loss to the Giants in Scottsdale.

Here are photos by John Antonoff from the game in Scottsdale, where some of the Cubs youngsters and prospects were raking, including a grand slam by 2014 first round draft pick Kyle Schwarber on his 22nd birthday.

Cubs sporting the #14 caps in honor of "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks

Cubs sporting the #14 caps in honor of “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks

Kyle Schwarber grand slam

Kyle Schwarber grand slam

Schwarber gets congrats at plate

Schwarber gets congrats at plate

La Stella puts on the tag

La Stella puts on the tag

The future? Kris Bryant and Addison Russell

The future? Kris Bryant and Addison Russell

Jacob Turner throws two scoreless innings

Jacob Turner throws two scoreless innings

Billy McKinney goes  yard

Billy McKinney goes yard

Addison Russell base hit

Addison Russell base hit

Christian Villanueva puts tag on

Christian Villanueva puts tag on

Albert Almora was 2 for 2

Albert Almora was 2 for 2

 

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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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