Cubs News and Notes: Kris Bryant rips homer off Arrieta, Hendricks gets first start, more
|Friday, February 26, 2021, 8:01 AM- -|
Hello, Cubs fans out there! I hope everyone is having a great Friday and ready for the upcoming baseball season.
Check out the latest news, photos, and tidbits from spring training with the Cubbies with our latest edition of Cubs News and Notes.
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To nobody's surprise, Cubs veteran ace Kyle Hendricks will get the first Cactus League start and likely first start of the regular season.
The Cubs took a bunch more pictures for social media and to use all season for their coverage of the ballclub:
Some photos of KB, Rizzo, J-Hey, and Willy during the photoshoot:
Caution: Contents of this post may be ?? pic.twitter.com/XBH2vCJ5rO— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) February 25, 2021
Rizzo getting some bunt work in during batting practice:
Listen to the crack of the bat as Kris Bryant smacked a homer off of veteran Jake Arrieta during live workouts on Thurday afternoon:
Javy Baez got some work in batting against Arrieta:
Baez vs. Arrieta, live BP pic.twitter.com/exyMOoElRz— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) February 25, 2021
Rizzo also got some action against Arrieta:
Arrieta vs. Rizzo pic.twitter.com/eRV9C0hTI4— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) February 25, 2021
Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy explains why a six-man rotation is not a great idea to begin a season and actually taxes the bullpen that needs that extra bullpen member:
J-Hey doesn't care about preseason predictions by the media according to his recent media appearance.
We miss you Mr. Cub! Check out this throwback Mic'd up featuring Cubs legend Ernie Banks at Wrigley Field:
Throwback mic'd up with Mr. Cub!— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) February 25, 2021
Listen in as Ernie Banks talks with Cubs players Sammy Sosa and @gregmaddux, as well as manager Dusty Baker, at Wrigley Field. ?? https://t.co/NSVRDuH1tH pic.twitter.com/kW6zqoMBB4
Bryant was interviewed with Marquee Sports about how Cubs manager David Ross was born to be a manager:
The Cubs have had some awesome throwback jerseys during the years. What is your favorite?
The Cubs are celebrating Black History Month shining some light on some of the black players that paved the way in major league baseball.
Here is a video about Sam 'Toothpick' Jones:
On May 12, 1955, Sam “Toothpick” Jones became the first Black pitcher to toss a no-hitter in MLB history, striking out Dick Groat, Roberto Clemente and Frank Thomas to finish the game. #BlackHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/PVNgMEuUm7— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) February 25, 2021
Cubs pitcher Alec Mills no only has a no-hitter to his record, he is a really great guy. Mills hung out with some Advocate Children's Hospital patients on Wednesday to talk to them and give them some support.
Check out a few photos:
Thank you to the @Cubs and @ATMills37 for helping us all #CubTogether, by providing our patients with some virtual one-on-one time yesterday. Our patients were thrilled about the opportunity to ask questions about baseball and Spring Training. pic.twitter.com/WjoAop5gQh— Advocate Children's Hospital (@AdvocateKids) February 25, 2021