If you’re of the kind who likes to designate a day before Opening Day as the start to the 2010 season, today is probably that day.
Today is the official day that pitchers and catchers first report to Spring Training, but for the Chicago Cubs, it might just feel like another day at camp. A number of Cubs pitchers have been in Arizona for a while now, and both Geovany Soto and Koyie Hill showed up early.
In fact, a number of positional players – who are not due to report until February 23 – have long been in camp, including new Cub Marlon Byrd. He isn’t playing for a contract this year, so his enthusiasm to arrive so early is pretty exciting (yes, I’m aware of what I’ve said about the Marlon Byrd signing). As many as 15 positional players have already showed up, and the Chicago Cubs are clearly chomping at the collective bit to get the 2010 season underway.
The first, official team workout for pitchers and catchers is tomorrow.