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.
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!