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Yesterday was photo day for the Cubs, which meant an early arrival to Sloan Park for the team and wearing the home white with blue pinstripe uniforms. While the players were stretching prior to starting workouts, Bussy drove a white Ferrari onto the Cubs grass workout area then drove a circle around the players. In other words, a pretty normal start to the day in Mesa for the Champs.
I’ll be at the Cactus League Luncheon today, the ceremonial kick-off of the Cactus League season. At the luncheon Ernie Banks, Willie Mays, Larry Doby, and Monte Irvin will be inducted into the Cactus League Hall of Fame, by the Arizona Spring Training Experience. Willie Mays is the only person of the four inductees still living, I’m told he’ll be at today’s lunch for the ceremony.
Here are photos from yesterday by our John Antonoff. As well as two shots of Jake Arrieta (who threw some live bp) from contributing photographer Kevin Caceres. Enjoy!