The Chicago Cubs today officially announced their Spring Training reporting dates, and it feels so, so good.
Pitchers are catchers are due in Mesa, Arizona by February 19, which is the official pitcher and catcher report date (so start your countdown clocks now). Position players are due by February 24. The first full-squad workout will be Wednesday, February 25.
I can only assume the Cubs timed this announcement to coincide perfectly with the arrival of the winter’s first brutal cold stretch.