8/26 Spring Training
The Cubs have reportedly informed Mesa, Ariz., officials they may leave if the city won’t improve the Spring Training facilities there and add more seats to HoHoKam Park. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith was putting a delegation together to meet with Cubs officials about what the city can do. The Cubs can leave Mesa in 2012 because of an opt-out provision. The Cubs have called Mesa their spring home since 1979.
— Carrie Muskat