Sunday, February 26, 2012

One week to go for the Cubs' first spring training game; 2nd round of bunting tournament results

Only one more week until the Cubs' first spring training game!  The team bunting tournament continued yesterday, with Szczur, Cardenas, Mota, Lalli, B. Jackson, W. Castillo, Clevenger, and LaHair advancing and Lake, Vitters, Brenly, Adduci, Ha, Sappelt, Campana, and Rizzo being eliminated.  There's even an entire article from the Chicago Tribune about projected winner Campana's early elimination by Steve Clevenger.  Manager Dale Sveum said it was, "A huge upset, no doubt about it."
Tony Campana prepares to lay down a bunt in the 2nd round of the Cubs bunting tournament (photo from Chicago Cubs)

Even teammate Matt Szczur tweeted yesterday, "Great day at work. Sorry to see take a LOSS!" Meanwhile, outfielder David DeJesus tweeted, "First day was awesome!!! Can't wait to get to wrigley for opening day."

In other Cubs news, catcher Geovany Soto missed Saturday's practice due to a sore groin.  "He went through the calisthenics and stretching, and it was OK," Dale Sveum said. "You can't really catch without using your groin quite a bit, so we gave him the day off."  Hopefully we'll see him back soon.

The Cubs are scheduled for practice at 9:30 today, according to a tweet from @Cubs.  However, if you're in Chicago (like myself), today's the last day the Rink at Wrigley is open for ice skating from 10am-8pm.

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