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Spring Training 2016

Notable Spring Training St. Patrick’s Day Matchups

Perhaps the best pairing to result from spring training is that of baseball and St. Patrick’s Day. Depending upon one’s interests, a major league spring training game can be enhanced by a tasty spring training St. Patrick’s Day brew, a pre- or post-game event, or the sight of two teams sporting bright green jerseys.

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Spring Training 2016

End-of-Spring-Training Games Worth Noting

Toward the conclusion of spring training, several teams will face off in notable matchups outside of Florida and Arizona. While some of this year’s games include traditional end-of-spring contests between regional rivals, some will pit MLB teams against their affiliates, and others will take place in unique venues, including a former major league ballpark.

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Spring Training 2016

Planning For Those Rivalry Games

There are spring-training games, and there are spring-training games that mean something, even if the stats and results don’t count in the standings. Rivalries games during spring training are exciting — but games sell out, so begin planning now.

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Chicago Cubs 2016 spring schedule posted

Finally! We’ve posted a Chicago Cubs 2016 spring schedule, as the team prepares for its third training season at Mesa’s Sloan Park.

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Mets, Cubs to square off at Vegas’s Cashman Field

The New York Mets will face the Chicago Cubs in the annual Las Vegas spring-training contests at Cashman Field, but the series will take place at the end of March, instead of the traditional mid-month timing.

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Cubs spring broadcast schedule released

We expect to be passing along many of these in the next few days, as the Chicago Cubs released their spring-training broadcast schedule, with nearly every game available via television, radio or internet radio broadcast.

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Goodbye Cubs Park; hello Sloan Park

That didn’t last long: the Cubs Park name is gone in favor of Sloan Park, as the Chicago Cubs and Sloan Valve Company come to a sponsorship agreement that calls for spring-training naming rights and Wrigley Field signage.

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Cubs game times, reporting dates added

One final piece of the spring-training puzzle is now filled, as the Chicago Cubs finally released game times and reporting dates for spring training.

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Cubs, Athletics set for annual Las Vegas Big League Weekend

We get a lot of questions about this: the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics will square off in the annual Las Vegas Big League Weekend at Cashman Field.

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Chicago Cubs 2015 spring training schedule posted

We have a schedule for your viewing pleasure: Newly posted is the Chicago Cubs 2015 spring training schedule, featuring home games at Cubs Park and away games in the Cactus League.

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