Hohokam looking ready for baseball, I shot this last evening before a meeting
The first phase of the Cubs spring schedule came to a close yesterday as the team finished practice at Fitch Park and moved up the street to Hohokam. Mapquest puts the distance from Fitch to Hohokam at 0.56 of a mile and a total travel time of 1 minute, from my experience if you miss the light at Brown Rd. it’s going to take 2 minutes…Those times go out the window on game days.
With the Cubs ready to open Cactus League play tomorrow against the A’s in Mesa, Lou Piniella said “Now we get into the fun part”. Fun indeed, and lots of it as the Cubs start the spring season at Hohokam with a four game home stand. In fact in the first ten days of Cactus League play the Cubs have eight home games…On three of those days the Cubs also play away split-squad games. It’s an exciting weekend as the Cubs will take on the AZ DBacks (Fri), the White Sox twice (Sat & Sun) as well as the Dodgers (Sun). I can hardly wait, one day away from the sights and sounds of a Cubs baseball game, gotta love it!
The weather looks great for the opener with an expected high of 72 degrees and plenty of sunshine. The ten day forecast also looks great with the exception of Sunday where we have a 40 percent chance of showers. We’ll keep the fingers crossed for Sunday as the Cubs have two games scheduled with a split-squad.
Bruce Miles wrote an very interesting article yesterday on the Cubs recent top draft choices, expanding on what I was excited about in my Gen Next blog from Monday. One of the things Bruce brings up is: “It’s believed to be the first time the Cubs have had four consecutive No. 1 picks in big-league spring training at the same time”.
If you’re coming to the Phoenix area during the month of March to see the Cubs be sure to check out our BOS websites drop down menu under the Spring Training header as we have loads of great information…With pages on Tickets/Schedule, FAQ’s, Hohokam Stadium, Helpful Tips, and Things to do in AZ (when you’re not watching the Cubs).
Just a note in the Tips section “Al’s Chicago Style” on Val Vista and Elliott Rd. has closed, and the other Al’s on Power Rd and Brown has changed names to “CHICAGOland Hotdogs & More”. If you want a Chicago Dog without the ballpark pricing CHICAGOland is the place, they have an extensive menu and very reasonable prices. With Chicago Style Vienna Beef they offer everything from Polish Sausage, Sliders, Italian Beef, Sausage, and Steak Sandwiches, and more. If your feeling hungry make sure you add one of my favorites the Chili-Cheese Fries…You’ll thank me, then hate me for those.
Be sure to follow us here at BOS and on Twitter as we start the Cactus League season, we’ll have plenty of photos, video, and my recap of the games and happenings at the ballpark.