Results tagged ‘ Las Vegas ’

11/21 Vegas, baby

The Cubs are headed back to Las Vegas to play the Athletics in split squad Spring Training games March 13-14. The Cubs were already scheduled to play host to the Indians on March 13 at Cubs Park and travel to Maryvale, Ariz., to face the Brewers on March 14. Game times have not been determined for the Chicago vs. Oakland games at Cashman Field in Las Vegas.

The two games against the Athletics are in addition to the Cubs’ Cactus League schedule, which was released last month. The Cubs open Spring Training on March 5 with split-squad games against the A’s at Cubs Park and against the Giants in Scottsdale. This is Chicago’s second Spring Training at their new facility in Mesa, Ariz.

The Cubs’ Cactus League schedule includes 15 games at Cubs Park and 16 road games.

The Cubs and White Sox will meet twice with a game March 20 in Glendale and another game March 27 in Mesa. The Cubs conclude Cactus League play on April 1 against the Brewers at Cubs Park.

Individual game tickets for Cubs home spring games go on sale Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. CT at the Cubs Park ticket office, on http://www.cubs.com, or by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS. For season ticket and group ticket information, go to http://www.cubs.com/mesa or call 1-800-THE-CUBS.

– Carrie Muskat

3/5 No Vegas for Lou

Lou Piniella says he’ll skip the Cubs trip to Las Vegas March 12-13 against the White Sox. Piniella’s wife Anita is in town and was leaving March 14. The Cubs have split squad games both days, so Piniella will watch the half that stays back in Arizona.

Former Cubs pitcher Rick Sutcliffe, who has been a guest coach as well as providing some comic relief, was asked if he would make the road trip.

“I said, ‘Do you want to go to Vegas?’ He said, ‘I haven’t tried on a gray uniform in a few years,'” Piniella said of Sutcliffe, who never made a road trip in Spring Training when he pitched for the Cubs.

It’s one thing to ride the bus two hours from Mesa to Tucson and another to go to Vegas for 24 hours.

“We haven’t talked about Vegas,” Sutcliffe said. “I would go to Vegas to hang with you and Ozzie [Guillen].”

Instead, bench coach Alan Trammell will be the Cubs’ acting manager. On Saturday, Piniella and Guillen will meet for the first of five games between the intracity rivals.

“Maybe he can show me how to Twitter a little bit,” Piniella said.

– Carrie Muskat

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