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).
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