The gates to Sloan Park open at 10 a.m. The concession stands, team shop and music open at 11 a.m. Here is more info on the event, in which Joe Maddon and some of the Cubs players will also say a few words on stage at about noon.
If you are visiting the Mesa/Phoenix area for spring training and want to take in some interesting baseball history, you should visit the Arizona Spring Training Experience and Cactus League Hall of Fame's new free exhibit at The Gallery at Scottsdale Civic Center Library. Some great Cubs photos by John Antonoff! More.
Since we weren't able to watch the Cubs at Sloan Park over the weekend because of poor weather, here are more photos from last week - when the sun was plentiful. Shot by our John Antonoff. Go Cubs! More.
Kyle Schwarber launched one bomb after another in batting practice. I know, I know, it's just bp...But these aren't your everyday "it cleared" the fence HR's. These are some mammoth monster blasts. I mean Schwarbs is destroying baseballs like few players I've ever seen. Watching him swing, it's hard to believe we aren't even to full-squad report date yet!
How can it be that we are starting another baseball season? Didn't we just experience the ups and downs of game 7, the tie score, the extra inning, the rain delay, the Cubs resolve to scratch out 2 runs in the 10th innig for the first World Series title in 108 years? Read more.