Presidents’ Day Weekend at Cubs Park

Some things I saw at Cubs Park over the past Presidents’ Day weekend: Mesa Mayor Scott Smith chatting with Cubs fans while watching workouts, sunshine and plenty of it, a $58 Cubs T-shirt at the stadium team store, and fathers with sons tossing baseballs around many of the grassy spots available at Cubs Park/Riverview Park. What a fine weekend it was. I’m excited about the Cubs first full-squad workout tomorrow!

I’ve had many people ask about the accessibility of Cubs spring camp at Cubs Park, in particular the workouts before the spring training games start. So I thought I would post this info straight from the Cubs spring training season ticket package:


Practice and workouts will be held in the Cubs Park complex, just west of the ballpark. Practice times vary throughout Spring Training. The first full-squad workout will be held Wednesday, February 19. The entire facility is open to fans to enjoy except the primary ballpark, which will only be open for games. There will not be a charge for parking on days where there are only workouts. 

Here are some of my photos from the long weekend.

Manager Rick Renteria at Cubs Park

Manager Rick Renteria talks with pitchers

Marcus Hatley of Cubs

Marcus Hatley makes throw to second base, with top of Camelback Mountain in background

Cubs Zac Rosscup at the new Cubs Park

Zac Rosscup

Cubs pitcher Justin Grimm works out at Cubs Park

Justin Grimm

Jeff Samardzija at Cubs Park

Jeff Samardzija

Kyuji Fujikawa of the Cubs

Kyuji Fujikawa

James Russell of the Cubs

James Russell

Blake Parker at Cubs Park

Blake Parker

James McDonald at Cubs Park

James McDonald


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Brian Schlitter apparently challenging Jeff Samardzija and James Russell for most hair

Tsuyoshi Wada of the Cubs at new complex in Mesa, Arizona

Tsuyoshi Wada



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

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