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A Delightful W

By Tim Sheridan
March 10, 2018

Schwarber's rocket launch to RF
Schwarber’s rocket launch to RF

Yesterday just felt like the perfect Cubs spring training day, abundant sunshine, a packed house at Sloan – 15,481, a mysterious bouncy house showing up, fans singing happy Birthday to Cubs Third Base Coach Brian Butterfield, Jon Lester razor sharp, HR’s by the Slim Schwarb and rising prospect David Bote, a 6-1 Cubs W followed by Go Cubs Go! Baseball nirvana in Mesa.

With the 6-1 victory over the Angels, the Cubs spring record is 11-2-2 and they still have not lost this spring at Sloan Park! As I say all the time, spring training records don’t mean a thing, but this is waaaaay more fun than losing! This Cubs 2018 camp feels loose, fun, focused and energized. I hope they take this same vibe and focus right into the regular season.

This spring has been as enjoyable as any I’ve experienced over my time as the Cubs spring PA Announcer. It’s as if I just kept getting to go on spring break every March after my college days finished. Switch Lake Havasu for Mesa and baseball instead of the beach, but the party atmosphere remains. Growing up is overrated!

The Cubs host the White Sox today at Sloan Park. As always, enjoy the fantastic photos by our John Antonoff! Go Cubs!

A slimmer Schwarber still has the power
The Slim Schwarb still has the power
Rizz greets Schwarb after HR
Rizzo greets Schwarber after HR
Mysterious bouncy house shows up at Sloan parking lot
Mysterious bouncy house shows up at Sloan parking lot
Darvish after workout
Darvish after workout
Bote HR launch
Bote HR launch
Bote follow through
Bote follow through
David Bote
David Bote
Cubs fans sang happy birthday to third base coach Brian Butterfield
Cubs fans sang happy birthday to third base coach Brian Butterfield
19 year old catching prospect Miguel Amaya also celebrated his birthday yesterday
19 year old catching prospect Miguel Amaya also celebrated his birthday yesterday
Jose Quintana throws pen session in the morning
Jose Quintana throws pen session in the morning
Carlos Penalver got into yesterday's game, he's been in the Cubs system since 2011
Carlos Penalver got into yesterday’s game, he’s been in the Cubs system since 2011
Tommy La Stella with a hit and maybe a prank?
Tommy La Stella with a hit and maybe a prank?
Jesse Hodges thrown out at home
Jesse Hodges thrown out at home
David Bote on HR trot
David Bote on HR trot

 

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