You’ve waited long enough, and now you get to watch Chicago Cubs baseball.
Exactly 115 days have passed since the Cubs last played an organized game of baseball, but your patience has been rewarded with the return of the defending World Series champion Cubs to Cactus League action.
That has a nice ring to it when you say it out loud.
And while Cactus League-opening split squad action against the Athletics and Giants probably isn’t what you had in mind for your return to baseball, it’s a nice way to ease back into baseball. Remember, baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint.
Let the games begin.
Here’s the Cubs’ Spring Training schedule, together with broadcast information. Video listed first, then audio, where available; note that when other teams’ broadcasts pick up a game, it will also be available on MLB.tv. All games are 2pm CT through March 11 (except where noted), and then all games are 3pm CT (except where noted):
Sat 2/25: vs. A’s at Sloan Park (WGN-TV); vs. Giants at Scottsdale (MLB.com radio)
Sun 2/26: vs. Indians at Sloan Park (SportsTime Ohio, 670 The Score)
Mon 2/27: vs. White Sox at Sloan Park (MLB.com)
Tue 2/28: vs. Angels at Sloan Park (Fox Sports West, MLB.com)
Wed 3/1: vs. Royals at Surprise (MLB.com)
Thu 3/2: vs. Reds at Goodyear (MLB.com); Diamondbacks at Talking Stick (MLB.com, 8pm)
Fri 3/3: vs. Reds at Sloan Park (MLB.com)
Sat 3/4: vs. Dodgers at Sloan Park (WGN-TV, SportsNet LA, MLB.com)
Sun 3/5: vs. Rangers at Surprise (Fox Sports Southwest, 670 The Score)
Mon 3/6: vs. Angels at Tempe (Fox Sports West, MLB.com)
Tue 3/7: vs. Team Italy at Sloan Park (MLB.com)
Wed 3/8: OFF
Thu 3/9: vs. Mariners at Sloan Park (MLB.com)
Fri 3/10: vs. Mariners at Peoria (ROOT, MLB.com)
Sat 3/11: vs. Rockies at Sloan Park (670 The Score)
Sun 3/12: vs. Athletics at Mesa (CSN Bay Area, 670 The Score)
Mon 3/13: vs. Padres at Peoria (Fox Sports San Diego, MLB.com)
Tue 3/14: vs. Brewers at Sloan Park (MLB.com)
Wed 3/15: vs. Diamondbacks at Sloan Park (Comcast Sports Net Chicago, MLB.com, 9pm)
Thu 3/16: vs. Dodgers at Glendale (SportsNet LA, MLB-Network, MLB.com)
Fri 3/17: vs. White Sox at Glendale (CSN Chicago-White Sox, MLB.com, 2pm)
Sat 3/18: vs. Team Asia at Sloan Park (MLB.com); vs. Brewers at Maryvale (Fox Sports Wisconsin, 670 The Score)
Sun 3/19: vs. Royals at Sloan Park (CSN Chicago, 670 The Score, 9pm)
Mon 3/20: vs. Rockies at Scottsdale (ROOT, MLB.com)
Tue 3/21: OFF
Wed 3/22: vs. Reds at Goodyear (CSN Chicago, 670 The Score, 8pm)
Thu 3/23: vs. Diamondbacks at Talking Stick (MLB.com)
Fri 3/24: vs. Indians at Sloan Park (MLB.com)
Sat 3/25: vs. Rockies at Scottsdale (ROOT); vs. Reds at Las Vegas (CSN Chicago, 670 The Score)
Sun 3/26: vs. Padres at Sloan Park; vs. Reds at Las Vegas (WGN-TV, 670 The Score)
Mon 3/27: vs. Indians at Goodyear (SportsTime Ohio, MLB Network, MLB.com, 8pm)
Tue 3/28: vs. Giants at Sloan Park (CSN Chicago, MLB Network (out of market only), MLB.com)
Wed 3/29: vs. Athletics at Sloan Park (MLB.com)
Thu 3/30: vs. Astros at Houston (Minute Maid Park) (WGN-TV, ROOT, MLB Network (out of market only), MLB.com, 7pm)
Fri 3/31: vs. Astros at Houston (Minute Maid Park) (CSN Chicago, 1pm)