Space is running out for The Heckler's 14th Annual Spring Training trip to Mesa Feb. 28 to March 3. This trip has everything: Beer, food trucks, a DJ, beer, sunshine, beer, ThunderDrunk and ... Cubs baseball! And beer.
After spending approximately eight hours at the Cubs' new spring training facility Friday, the editors of The Heckler have logged a long list of complaints and necessary improvements at the stadium. Here are the top 11.
The Cubs reluctantly admitted Wednesday that a minor design flaw will force them to demolish their new $84 million Spring Training facility before even one game was played there. “Due to the position of home plate, the sun blinds hitters during afternoons in spring,” said owner Tom Ricketts. “We need to adjust the entire park […]
"Oh, you thought I meant it's going to be awesome when pitchers and catchers report this year?" he asked back. "No, I mean in 2016 when we might actually have a chance to sniff .500."
"Man, what I wouldn't give to be a shortstop," said Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum. "I could still be laying in the cut smoking a big fat blunt right now. But instead, here I am working on my fastball."
Fans were aghast when it was announced that batting practice would cost an additional $5 for spring training games. However, the Tigers were not done innovating the baseball experience.