Archive - Feb 14, 2008

Cubs Get 2008 Season Started at Fitch Park

With security understandably tight (well, there was one off-duty Mesa cop in the players parking lot), the Cubs had their first "official" work-out of the 2008 season under mostly cloudy skies (around 60 degrees, with a wind chill of about 59) this morning at Mesa's Fitch Park, as Pitchers & Catchers and eight position player "early birds" took the field. It was a smaller crowd than usual for the first day (maybe about 40 or 50 fans), but at least nobody got arrested.

A-Ram Says He's Dedicated

Dedicated to cockfighting, that is.

Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramírez is prominently featured in a recent issue of a Dominican cockfighting magazine, En La Traba, in which he is pictured with several roosters that he raises for fighting. Of roosters, he said in the magazine, “When I’m in the Dominican Republic, I’m dedicated entirely to them.”

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  • Rob Richardson 18 min 8 sec ago view
  • Can't teach height and thinness

    jacos 2 hours 13 min ago view
  • Hopefully Pirates don't call up A. Lincoln.

    jacos 11 hours 43 min ago view
  • j.buchanan going friday...should be...baseball...or something like it.

    crunch 11 hours 51 min ago view
  • Wow. I didn't know they could do that.

    Nice for Willson, not so much for Addy.

    billybucks 12 hours 7 min ago view
  • Game is officially called...also officially a tie.

    Stats count, no make-up date of course.

     

    Rob G. 12 hours 9 min ago view
  • Yeah -- seeing the weather -- I hope KB and Rizz are inside, wrapped in blankets and drinking hot chocolate.

    billybucks 12 hours 55 min ago view
  • rain delay...thanks obama.

    crunch 13 hours 34 min ago view
  • Thanks again Phil. We actually were in Mesa and drove around. Hopefully, I am back for some Fall League. If not I have all of spring training (like the smart people who move here!)

    rvimpeny 14 hours 37 min ago view
  • What Rob G said.  I can't speak for Piittsburgh, but the other end of the state has had absolute crap weather for two days. Perfect day to take it easy.

    Transmission 14 hours 41 min ago view
  • tarp came off 10 minutes ago...let's do this.

    crunch 14 hours 55 min ago view
  • He will not pitch another game for Cubs

    /Unless injury in playoffs

    jacos 15 hours 12 min ago view
  • ~fart~

    jacos 15 hours 12 min ago view
  • Today is bullpen day

    jacos 15 hours 13 min ago view
  • 10/450 if they win WS

    jacos 15 hours 14 min ago view
  • Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Even though Hammel is missing start, don't assume he'll not be on #Cubs postseason roster. Maddon says elbow problem isn't that bad

    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Maddon on #Cubs postseason rotation: "I don't want to announce anything. We haven't talked to anybody yet"

    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Maddon hopes Soler can take BP in Cincy, play in sim game Tue. "All of that should give us some kind of indication of where he's at"

    crunch 15 hours 31 min ago view