While Chicago’s arctic freeze continues, one Cubs fan is turning his attention to Arizona for an annual rite of late winter.

“Spring training is right around the corner with pitchers and catchers reporting next week,” said Michael Dugati of Lakeview. “It makes me think how awesome it’s going to be.”

Dugati was asked to name some of his favorite players on the big league roster.

“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.”

Dugati added: “Definitely not this year. Or even next year. What do you think I am, stupid?”