Cubs Practice: Respect Bald

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Saturday was the Respect Bald event that Joe Maddon sponsors to raise money for pediatric cancer research.  It seemed that the players really got into it, as well as plenty of Chicago Cubs fans who wanted to give back to the community while getting a buzz cut.

As for the game notes, Kyle Hendricks barely broke a sweat through his two innings of work, throwing something like 16 pitches and not giving up any damage at all.  He probably could have gone another inning, but the Cubs like to save their starters’ bullets and this is Hendricks’ Cactus League debut, after all.

Jason Heyward is still oh-for in spring training, but he drew a bases loaded walk to drive in a run, so I think his eyes still work even if the bat needs some extra tinkering still.  Jeimer Candelario, who figures to be one of the first call-ups in the event of emergency, drew first blood:

And no Cubs game seems complete without a punished baseball by the reigning MVP:

More of the same on Sunday!

 

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Rice Cube is the executive vice president of snark at World Series Dreaming. He loves all things Cubs, with notable exceptions (specifically, the part of Cubs fandom that pisses him off). Follow on Twitter at cubicsnarkonia

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