Cubs News and Notes: All smiles at Cubs camp, Rizzo's cornrows, Love for Jon Lester, more
|Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 12:16 PM- -|
Hello, Cubs fans out there! I hope everyone is having a blessed day and excited 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.
We will try to have this feature a few times a week so everyone gets a summary of what is happening regularly at Cubs camp.
Let's get right to the Cubs notes!
Everybody looks to be all smiles as players get back to playing the game they love:
Smile if you're happy baseball is back! ?? pic.twitter.com/LPrHpvuRYK— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) February 22, 2021
Interesting photo of second baseman Nico Hoerner at-bat yesterday.
To me, he looks a little bigger than last year:
Nico Hoerner prepares a swing, David Bote looks on and Willson Contreras readies for a pitch from Adbert Alzolay's live BP session in Mesa today. pic.twitter.com/nJhG5kpF4S— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) February 22, 2021
Some more photos of Cubs players working out:
Jake Arrieta continues to mentor several of the young Cubs pitchers including Adbert Alzolay:
Bromance. pic.twitter.com/9TDELWD0r1— Marquee Sports Network (@WatchMarquee) February 23, 2021
Anthony Rizzo was interviewed by Marquee Sports Network recently and talked about the upcoming 2021 season and how everyone is important for them to succeed:
Hoyer thinks that the Cubs are playing as an underdog this season, which should work well for the team.
Sometimes, being the underdog, there is less stress to be successful, so maybe this will work out for the Northsiders in 2021.
Everybody, including Anthony Rizzo, still has plenty of love for former Cubs star Jon Lester.
Nice quote from Rizzo about Big Jon:
Rizzo doesn't think he will break out the cornrows during the season but might eventually get some hair extensions like Javy Baez did previously:
Anthony Rizzo on his new hair style during his trip to the Bahamas this off-season:— Cubs Zone ™? (@CubsZone) February 23, 2021
“It was fun, I said my endgame was to get cornrolled and twisted, got a really good scalp tan.” ?? #Cubs
(??: @WatchMarquee) @ARizzo44 pic.twitter.com/LW42Q3OXHr
New Cubs announcer Boog Scambi shares his relationship with second-year manager and friend David Ross in the following funny video:
Marquee Sports Network just released their new Cubs documentary 'Season at a Distance' last night.
Check out a preview of the premiere:
CubsHQ's Anthony Pasquale has the Cubs No. 14 in his first MLB power rankings of 2021. Where does everyone else have them ranked?
Check out this retro photo of Bruce Sutter wearing those powdered blue jerseys that look like one of my set of pajamas: