Spring Training Miscellany: Early Arrivals, Drill Videos, Beautiful Mural, More

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Spring Training Miscellany: Early Arrivals, Drill Videos, Beautiful Mural, More

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Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers do not officially report to Spring Training until tomorrow, but, as is usually the case, a whole bunch of guys are already there in Mesa, Arizona.

So … that means it’s time for the first Spring Training Miscellany of the year! It’s officially time for baseball! Like, for real. Woohoo! Well, kinda-sorta-baseball anyway.

  • Let’s start with some drills:

  • Here are some other shots from today:

  • Looks like Kyle Hendricks and Justin Grimm are putting in some early work:

  • And did you happen to catch that awesome last picture? This one:

  • Now that is a mural if I’ve ever seen one.
  • The new guy in camp is looking downright terrifying – perfect for ninth inning, right?

  • At the Chicago Tribune, John J. Kim shares an excellent album of shots from today’s unofficial first day of camp. Among the highlights, you’ll see Willson Contreras looking ready to go, Rob Zastryzny sporting some “W” socks, Chris Bosio looking over his boys, and Theo Epstein entering the parking lot like a BOSS.
  • Also, Jake Arrieta’s beard is back in full bloom. So no worries there.
  • Jesse Rogers also has some good video, including the “crack of the bat” from Matt Szczur … it’s like music to my ears (He has a lot of other miscellaneous videos and workouts here).
  • And finally, at CSN Chicago, Patrick Mooney discusses five Cubs under the microscope this Spring, as well as the Cubs’ hope to be at the beginning of a dynasty.
  • While we’ve got spring baseball on your mind, a request and a recommendation:


Author: Brett Taylor

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