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Spring Training Miscellany: Official Reporting, Murton Arrives, Players Throwing, More

Chicago Cubs News


The official start of Spring Training is here, with pitchers and catchers reporting today. Of course, you know that the vast majority of Cubs pitchers and catchers – indeed, what seems like the vast majority of all players coming to big league camp – having long already reported.


The Cubs’ top men met with the media, and, while they didn’t reveal anything earth-shattering, that’s actually good news. This time of year, the fear you have (ok, the fear *I* have is that the opening press conference will unveil some injury or two that popped up over the offseason). I’ll have some more on what was said later.

In the meantime, you can gaze upon the men in charge:

Elsewhere on pitchers and catchers reporting day, here are some pitchers throwing balls:

I dig it, Travis:

He looks like a Stretch Armstrong doll:

Hey there:

And look who’s arrived!

Ben Zobrist is in the house:

In response to Kyle Schwarber’s windshield bomb and subsequent tweet to Safelite, look what happened:

And, sure enough, as Al Yellon reports, they really did go and fix the fan’s car today.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.