Results tagged ‘ Spring Training ’

2/27 Practice schedule

Here’s Friday’s practice schedule for the Cubs. All times are Mountain Time. Remember, it is subject to change:

9:45 a.m.: Stretch
10-10:15 a.m.: Baserunning for position players
10:20-10:30 a.m.: Throwing program (all players)
10:30-10:45 a.m.: Individual defense
10:45-11 a.m.: Team fundamental (pop ups)
11 a.m.-12:05 p.m.: Live BP, Fields 5/6
12:10-12:30 p.m. Batting practice, Fields 3/4/5/6
12:35-12:45 p.m.: First and third defense

2/24 Sloan Park

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The Cubs officially dedicated their Spring Training ballpark in Mesa, Ariz., as Sloan Park on Tuesday.

2/16 Signs of spring

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Cubs coach Brandon Hyde throws BP to Mike Olt (standing) and Matt Szczur (in cage) on Monday at newly named Sloan Park. As you can see, the weather is perfect here in Arizona. The Cubs front office will have organizational meetings Tuesday and Wednesday as they prepare for Thursday, the first day pitchers and catchers are to report to Spring Training. There will be a workout Friday; the time/schedule is still to be determined.

— Carrie Muskat

2/4 Cubs spring broadcast schedule

Nearly every Cubs Spring Training game will be available to fans via television, radio or internet radio broadcast. The team announced its 2015 Spring Training broadcast schedule on Wednesday. In total, a Cubs game will be available every game day of the spring schedule via one or more broadcast mediums, and 30 of the 33 games are scheduled to be available to Cubs fans overall.

The schedule features 10 games televised by Cubs broadcast partners (seven by Comcast SportsNet Chicago and three by WGN-TV), eight on the WBBM Newsradio 780 Cubs Radio Network, and 21 via Internet radio broadcast on http://www.Cubs.com. Fans will be able to access the Cubs Webcasts on Cubs.com and MLB.com for free by registering for a log-in account with the website.

WBBM-AM Newsradio 780, the new radio rights holder, will air its first game on March 7 when the Cubs play at the Rockies with Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer on the call. Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s first game will occur from Las Vegas on March 13 when the Cubs play the Athletics. WGN-TV has its first game on March 15 when the Cubs host the Reds at Sloan Park. Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies return to call all Cubs TV games.

Kasper will again join Mick Gillispie, radio broadcaster for Chicago’s Double-A Tennessee affiliate, for most of the cubs.com internet radio broadcasts.

2/4 Cubs spring schedule

In case you’re thinking about a trip to Arizona for Spring Training, here is the Cubs 2015 schedule. Individual game tickets for home spring games at newly named Sloan Park are on sale now at the ballpark’s ticket office in Mesa, Ariz., 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.

Date, Opponent, Site
(ss = split squad games)

March 5 (ss) vs. A’s at Cubs Park; vs. Giants in Scottsdale

March 6 vs. Reds at Cubs Park

March 7 vs. Rockies in Scottsdale

March 8 vs. Rangers at Cubs Park

March 9 vs. Padres at Cubs Park

March 10 vs. Indians in Goodyear

March 11 vs. Dodgers at Cubs Park

March 12 vs. Angels in Tempe

March 13 (ss) vs. Indians at Cubs Park; vs. Athletics in Las Vegas (5:05 p.m. PT)

March 14 (ss) vs. Brewers in Maryvale; vs. Athletics in Las Vegas (12:05 p.m. PT)

March 15 vs. Reds at Cubs Park

March 16 vs. Padres in Peoria

March 17 vs. Royals at Cubs Park

March 18 vs. Dodgers in Glendale

March 19 vs. Diamondbacks in Scottsdale

March 20 vs. White Sox in Glendale

March 21 vs. Mariners at Cubs Park

March 22 vs. Padres at Cubs Park

March 23: Off day

March 24 vs. Athletics in Mesa

March 25 vs. Mariners in Peoria (7:05 p.m.)

March 26 vs. Angels at Cubs Park (4:05 p.m.)

March 27 vs. White Sox at Cubs Park

March 28 (ss) vs. Rockies at Cubs Park; vs. Reds in Goodyear

March 29 vs. Royals in Surprise

March 30 vs. Giants at Cubs Park

March 31 vs. Rangers in Surprise

April 1 vs. Brewers at Cubs Park

April 2: Off day

April 3: vs. Diamondbacks at Chase Field (6:40 p.m.)

April 4: vs. Diamondbacks at Chase Field (1:10 p.m.)

1/8 Sloan Park

The Cubs’ Spring Training ballpark in Mesa, Ariz., now will be called Sloan Park. The team announced Sloan Valve Company, a 109-year-old company, as the new naming rights partner. A Chicago-area based company, Sloan has joined the Cubs as a Legacy Partner.

Sloan is a leading global manufacturer of water-efficient solutions. A fourth-generation family business, Sloan prides itself on promoting a healthy environment through water conservation. The Cubs will utilize Sloan’s products in the Mesa ballpark and target integration inside Wrigley Field and its surrounding facilities as part of the 1060 Project construction.

The 2015 Cactus League season will be the second at the ballpark, which had been known as Cubs Park. The Cubs’ first spring game will be March 5 against the Athletics. Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa on Feb. 19, and position players report Feb. 24. New Cubs manager Joe Maddon will hold his first full squad workout on Feb. 25.

— Carrie Muskat

1/5 Cubs 2015 spring schedule

The Cubs announced their entire 2015 Spring Training schedule Monday with game times and report dates. Pitchers and Catchers are scheduled to report on Feb. 19 with the first workout taking place on Feb. 20. Position players are scheduled to report on Feb. 24 and the first full squad workout will be Feb. 25.

The Cubs have added four games to the schedule since its original release. The team will play a pair of games in Las Vegas against the Athletics on March 13-14. The Cubs will conclude Spring Training with two games against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 3-4.

The Cubs Spring Training Cactus schedule for 2015 is posted below. All games start at 1:05 p.m. Arizona time unless otherwise noted. Cubs split squad games are denoted with an (ss).

Date, Opponent, Site

March 5 (ss) vs. A’s at Cubs Park; vs. Giants in Scottsdale

March 6 vs. Reds at Cubs Park

March 7 vs. Rockies in Scottsdale

March 8 vs. Rangers at Cubs Park

March 9 vs. Padres at Cubs Park

March 10 vs. Indians in Goodyear

March 11 vs. Dodgers at Cubs Park

March 12 vs. Angels in Tempe

March 13 (ss) vs. Indians at Cubs Park; vs. Athletics in Las Vegas (5:05 p.m. PT)

March 14 (ss) vs. Brewers in Maryvale; vs. Athletics in Las Vegas (12:05 p.m. PT)

March 15 vs. Reds at Cubs Park

March 16 vs. Padres in Peoria

March 17 vs. Royals at Cubs Park

March 18 vs. Dodgers in Glendale

March 19 vs. Diamondbacks in Scottsdale

March 20 vs. White Sox in Glendale

March 21 vs. Mariners at Cubs Park

March 22 vs. Padres at Cubs Park

March 23: Off day

March 24 vs. Athletics in Mesa

March 25 vs. Mariners in Peoria (7:05 p.m.)

March 26 vs. Angels at Cubs Park (4:05 p.m.)

March 27 vs. White Sox at Cubs Park

March 28 (ss) vs. Rockies at Cubs Park; vs. Reds in Goodyear

March 29 vs. Royals in Surprise

March 30 vs. Giants at Cubs Park

March 31 vs. Rangers in Surprise

April 1 vs. Brewers at Cubs Park

April 2: Off day

April 3: vs. Diamondbacks at Chase Field (6:40 p.m.)

April 4: vs. Diamondbacks at Chase Field (1:10 p.m.)

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

10/8 Cubs spring schedule

The Cubs will open Cactus League play on March 5 with split-squad games against the Athletics at Cubs Park and against the Giants in Scottsdale, beginning their second Spring Training at their new facility.

The club’s 29-game Cactus League schedule includes 15 games at Cubs Park and 14 road games. The team may add additional games in the future.

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 will 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.

Date, Opponent, Site

March 5 (ss) vs. A’s at Cubs Park; vs. Giants in Scottsdale

March 6 vs. Reds at Cubs Park

March 7 vs. Rockies in Scottsdale

March 8 vs. Rangers at Cubs Park

March 9 vs. Padres at Cubs Park

March 10 vs. Indians in Goodyear

March 11 vs. Dodgers at Cubs Park

March 12 vs. Angels in Tempe

March 13 vs. Indians at Cubs Park

March 14 vs. Brewers in Maryvale

March 15 vs. Reds at Cubs Park

March 16 vs. Padres in Peoria

March 17 vs. Royals at Cubs Park

March 18 vs. Dodgers in Glendale

March 19 vs. Diamondbacks in Scottsdale

March 20 vs. White Sox in Glendale

March 21 vs. Mariners at Cubs Park

March 22 vs. Padres at Cubs Park

March 23: Off day

March 24 vs. Athletics in Mesa

March 25 vs. Mariners in Peoria

March 26 vs. Angels at Cubs Park

March 27 vs. White Sox at Cubs Park

March 28 (ss) vs. Rockies at Cubs Park; vs. Reds in Goodyear

March 29 vs. Royals in Surprise

March 30 vs. Giants at Cubs Park

March 31 vs. Rangers in Surprise

April 1 vs. Brewers at Cubs Park

2/26 Good eats

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On Wednesday, prior to the Cubs’ intrasquad game, the media was treated to some of the new food at Cubs Park in Mesa. The food, which is being handled by Ovations, offers a lot of variety, from pastrami to chicken nachos. Jay Satenspiel, regional vice president of Ovations, says fans will be able to eat something different at every Cactus League game.

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