There isn’t anything better in March than the Hot Sun, Beer and Baseball in Arizona (The Cactus League). New friends and old friends come together to cheer on our home town teams. Also known as “Adult Spring Break” for Baseball fans.
— Higgins (@higbop) March 28, 2016
In three quick hours and thanks to the two kind gentleman sitting in front and behind me at the newish Sloan park I learned all I need to know for opening day @Wrigley. So, amid all the Vegas odds and Chicago’s premature parade planning…
What decisions remain for Joe Maddon and the Cubs before we crack open the champagne?!? Three come to mind:
He would be a great DH but we only play 18 games at American League ball parks! He has been used out in LF and RF and other than having one of the best arms in baseball he has shown to be a defensive liability anywhere you put him . It looks like he will play the outfield in a platoon with Schwarber when lefties are on the mound.
Do the Cubs have a seven or eight man Bullpen?
And Finally who gets the coveted Bench Spot?
Kawasaki has played well throughout all of camp and provides a great clubhouse personality that can’t be overlooked. The Cubs already announced that Shane Victorino won’t be going North with the team due to his reoccurring leg issues and Matt Szczur had the same problems with his oblique injury until his recent his recovery. So, it seems that Szczur would have the advantage as an outfielder because the Cubs have LaStella and Baez who can do what Kawasaki would do in the infield. It’s nice to have quality options.
The Cubs 2016 season is a guaranteed can’t miss with tons of media attention and fan support, here at Reverse the Curse we encourage feedback and ideas. Most importantly what is going to be branded this year’s hashtag?
#wrigleyhustle #weareready #northsidemagic #gocubsgo