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Heyward checks the wind by licking his finger during batting practice at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona. | Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Baseball is in the air.

Spring training officially kicked off this week as position players made their way to Mesa, Arizona – signaling the start of a 2016 season that is among the most anticipated in Cubs history.

Opening day is now just 39 days away.

Cubs spring training

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