The Cubs Care: More Than Great Pitching at Spring Training 2018

“Those lucky enough to get to Mesa, Arizona for Cubs Spring Training action can expect to see lots of A-list talent on the mound. I’m hard pressed to think of a more exciting starting rotation in any Cubs era. Bruce Levine of CBS 2 Chicago wrote last week:

‘The Cubs added the best pitcher available in free agency in right-hander Yu Darvish over the weekend after signing right-hander Tyler Chatwood back in December. They’ll join left-hander Jon Lester, left-hander Jose Quintana and right-hander Kyle Hendricks as starters who could all produce 180 to 200 innings. Beyond them, left-hander Mike Montgomery is a valuable swingman plenty capable of filling in the rotation.’

And Jake Arrieta still hasn’t found a new home. A girl can dream…

Speaking of dreams come true, the Chicago Cubs demonstrated this week that Spring Training 2018 has much game – and heart. The local Fox affiliate in Mesa reported that four children, patients from Advocate’s Children’s Hospital here in Chicago, were treated to a special up close and personal experience.”

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Some Cubs Fans (Like Me) Fighting That “Sick Feeling” to Rally for NLCS Game 3

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“I cannot take credit for the title phrase in quotes. That is the nomenclature of my friend and fellow Wrigleyville Nation Contributor Randy Richardson, who perfectly encapsulated the sad despair that overtook me in the third inning of NLCS Game 2 when Daniel Murphy hit his “cheap ass windblown pop-up homerun.” That latter quote is the work of the always soundbite-ready Bob, who despite the harsh words for Murphy’s at-bat, never betrayed a confidence shake in the Cubs eventual triumph. As we know, that was not to be.”

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