Practice is Over: Cubs Ready For Opening Day (VIDEOS)

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The big news for today is that the Chicago Cubs have finalized their Opening Day roster: With lingering concerns over Brian Duensing‘s back spasms, the Cubs placed the reliever on the 10-day disabled list to start the season and will break camp with both outfielder Matt Szczur and infielder Tommy Continue reading Practice is Over: Cubs Ready For Opening Day (VIDEOS)

Cubs Practice: High Rolling in Sin City (VIDEOS)

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The Chicago Cubs are cranking up some split squad action this weekend, with one group staying in Arizona while the other traveled to Las Vegas to smack the Cincinnati Reds around.  I thought I’d use this post to throw some of the in-game highlights (thanks to WGN!) together for you, Continue reading Cubs Practice: High Rolling in Sin City (VIDEOS)

Cubs Practice: Out-of-State Crosstown Rivalry (VIDEOS)

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Have you seen the new Chicago Cubs ad yet? Training like it’s been 109 years. #ThatsCub pic.twitter.com/XE4VDKGngx — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 16, 2017 Everyone Cubs is thirsty for more glory after finally getting the monkey (and goat and other assorted cursed mammals) off their backs last year.  It continued Continue reading Cubs Practice: Out-of-State Crosstown Rivalry (VIDEOS)

Cubs Practice: It’s Happ-ening! (VIDEOS)

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After the regulars got their day in the sun, a few of the younger guys got to soak in some playing time as the Chicago Cubs visited the San Diego Padres on Monday afternoon.  The game was a low-scoring affair, but there were plenty of bright spots from the boys. Continue reading Cubs Practice: It’s Happ-ening! (VIDEOS)

Cubs Practice: At Least the Guys We Care About Were OK (VIDEOS)

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Since it’s spring training, I still don’t really care who wins or loses, although it sure would be nice if some of the minor league relievers would keep a big lead here and there just for my own peace of mind.  Alas, that was not the case, so we’re left Continue reading Cubs Practice: At Least the Guys We Care About Were OK (VIDEOS)

Cubs Practice: The Tommy La Stella Show (VIDEOS)

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You know what today is?  It’s Kyle Schwarber‘s birthday! Happy birthday @kschwarb12. Keep mashing. pic.twitter.com/QHminyYZSm — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) March 5, 2017 Which meant that he didn’t have to play the game today (he played Saturday though).  However, Javier Baez took over as the leadoff guy before he has to Continue reading Cubs Practice: The Tommy La Stella Show (VIDEOS)

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. A bittersweet day. Continue reading Cubs Practice: Respect Bald

Cubs Practice: A Few Dings, Almost a Dinger

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The Cubs dropped their practice game today, but emerged relatively unscathed, so again we will call that a win. ESPN’s Jesse Rogers was able to talk to Joe Maddon about the Anthony Rizzo scratch: I’m not an expert in psychology, but Maddon’s attitude suggests this is one of those things Continue reading Cubs Practice: A Few Dings, Almost a Dinger

Cubs Practice: Keep Them Salty

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Saturday’s Cactus League split squad openers happened without incident, as everyone got their work in and generally stayed healthy.  While some of the results weren’t what one would call “productive,” it was still nice to see the ball come off the bat with a nice sound, especially for Jason Heyward. Continue reading Cubs Practice: Keep Them Salty

Not For Lack of Effort!

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Some highlights from today’s practice game loss as I listened to most of the game on the radio… First, some praise for Kyle Schwarber, who had a couple hits including this magic gift: Your browser does not support iframes. He also got a gift of a stolen base. As said Continue reading Not For Lack of Effort!