From Trump to mimes: just another day in paradise for the Cubs

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Cubs manager Joe Maddon

MESA, Ariz. – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, who apparently believes the Cubs 6-13 Cactus League record counts (or is otherwise significant), told the Washington Post he might take out anti-Ricketts ads “telling them all what a rotten job they’re doing with the Chicago Cubs.”

Sports Illustrated released its regional baseball preview cover featuring the Cubs, along with a prediction they’ll play in the World Series, and lose to the Houston Astros (in a Series underscoring the virtues of tanking for multiple seasons).

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Manager Joe Maddon put out a spring training lineup that for the first time this spring looks like something we might expect see during the season – specifically, April 9, when Jason Hammel makes his first start.

And the featured guest for today’s pre-workout sideshow: a mime.

Just another spring training Tuesday in March for the Cubs.

Lineup vs. the Reds (Alfredo Simon), 3:05 p.m.:

CF Dexter Fowler

RF Jason Heyward

2B Ben Zobrist

1B Anthony Rizzo

3B Kris Bryant

C Kyle Schwarber

LF Jorge Soler

SS Addison Russell

RHP Jason Hammel


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