As usual this week, I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off, trying to get a bunch of work done. But I would be remiss if I didn’t remind you guys that Cubs pitchers and catchers report today (though most of them have already been in Mesa for a few days, at least)!
Yesterday, the Cubs had a big ribbon-cutting ceremony (of course, MCed by Crane. People LOVE Crane!), and, I have to admit, the new digs look pretty sweet. I’d love to say the same about Wrigley Field.
What’s scary is that it might be more comfortable for players than Wrigley. I haven’t seen the clubhouse yet, but it’s built on a football design and has 68 locker stalls (I’ll let you know tomorrow). This place is the pride of the Cactus League. Even rivaling the Diamondbacks facility at the Salt River Flats.
Here’s what it has:
-A 2-Story weight room that looks like a football team’s facility.
-A 120-seat theatre
-12 covered batting tunnels
-A sprint track
-6 practice fields
So basically the park is super nice and the kids are going to love it and then they’re going to have to come to Wrigley. That sucks.
Speaking of Wrigley sucking, Dan Bernstein reports that the Cubs and rooftops are talking again, with the Cubs taking a harder line due to an increased confidence in their legal position. Does anyone doubt the Cubs consulted my blog for legal advice? I, for one, do not.
In minor news, the Cubs lost Brooks Raley (what about all my Boo Radley jokes?) and Brett Marshall, who were claimed off waivers by the Twins and the Reds, respectively. Eh. I’m okay with it.