Chicago Cubs: Starlin Castro says one final goodbye; Spring Training tickets
Just when fans were getting over the fact that the Chicago Cubs had traded infielder Starlin Castro to the New York Yankees before the end of the year, a heartfelt thank you and goodbye were posted by the former prospect.
Like Los Angeles Lakers guard, Kobe Bryant, his article was published on The Players Tribune.
I’ll admit that his message to the city, teammates, fans, and the franchise itself caused me to tear up as he opened with his first major league home run against the Cincinnati Reds.
He went on to mentioning first baseman Anthony Rizzo, former Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano and Yankees’ great, and playing catch at the park with his son.
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I’ve read the article at least 10 times since it was posted and can’t help but relive every defensive play and clutch hit he had while wearing those pinstripes. Now, he’ll be doing the same thing, but in a different pair of pinstripes, following Robinson Cano and future first ballot shortstop, Derek Jeter in the Big Apple.
Starlin ended the post with hoping to visit one day, listing October as a possibility. Obviously, that would mean the Cubs would be going head-to-head with the Yankees for all the marbles.
But before we can even think about reaching the World Series, the Cubs, along with the rest of the league, need to make it through Spring Training which will begin in March.
Tickets for Cactus League play at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona are expected to go on sale starting this Saturday. The links will be provided below for more info on both topics.
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