Spring Training Miscellany: Full Squad Works Out, Rizzo Funny and Sweaty, Norwood Praise, More

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Spring Training Miscellany: Full Squad Works Out, Rizzo Funny and Sweaty, Norwood Praise, More

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Today was the first full day of Spring Training 2019 for the Chicago Cubs, with everyone having reported and the first full-squad workout conducted.

https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/1097550293896650752

Tom Ricketts also met with the media on a range of topics today – more serious fare than you’ll otherwise find here.

Well, one other semi-serious thing: not everyone has quite reported yet, as Joe Maddon told members of the media that Ben Zobrist has not yet reported due to a personal matter. Hopefully everything is OK with the Zobrist family. Presuming it is, then it’s no real concern that Zobrist is missing some time at the start of Spring Training. For veteran position players, in particular, Spring Training is probably a couple weeks too long anyway.

Meanwhile …

  • Anthony Rizzo is in the house, doing and saying things:

  • Well I guess you’d say:

  • You have to go to the restroom again?!

Note Rick Sutcliffe there in the background, and he saw a pitcher he’s liking:

  • Getting in that work, weather be damned:

  • Michael makes visual jokes:


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