Kris Bryant and Grandpa Rossy Go Yard in Cubs Loss

KB follow through on HR

KB follow trough on HR

The Cubs took one on the chin today, losing 7-3 to the Dodgers at Sloan Park with a sell-out crowd of 15,313 on hand.

The morning started partly cloudy and somewhat cool by Mesa standards for this time of year. So much so, that when I gave the weather report in the middle of the first inning, the report said, a game time temperature in Mesa of 64 degrees…and in Chicago – 67 degrees. It was another entertaining day around the Sloan Park campus…With a live electric guitar player during early Cubs warm-ups at the Under Armor Performance Center field, and an actor from the movie the Hangover catching our ceremonial pitches and coaching first base for an inning. The electric guitar was courtesy of Guitarist/Artist Ed May and the actor/entertainer was Brody Stevens. I can honestly say, that in my 33 spring training’s announcing PA for the Cubs, I’ve never seen more interesting or eclectic happenings in and around Cubs Camp!

On the diamond today, we saw some good stuff in spite of the Cubs losing. Included was Kris Bryant’s first HR of the spring, Kyle Schwarber a couple hits off a lefty, (Clayton Kershaw no less), GrampaRossy with 2 hits (including a no-doubt HR), and Kyle Hendricks looking smooth in 3 innings of shutout ball. We have some John Antonoff photos to add visuals.

Wayne Messmer sings the National Anthem

Wayne Messmer sings the National Anthem

Shane Victorino hit

Shane Victorino hit

Kyle Schwarber can't reach fly ball in foul territory

Kyle Schwarber can’t reach fly ball in foul territory

Schwarber one of two hits

Schwarber one of two hits

Grandpa Rossy says goodbye to this one

Grandpa Rossy says goodbye to this one

KB follow trough on HR

KB follow trough on HR

Bryant's HR impact moment

Bryant’s HR impact moment

Javier Baez makes long throw over Kris Bryant to get runner at first

Javier Baez makes long throw over Kris Bryant to get runner at first

Tim

Tim

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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