Chicago Cubs: Familiar faces and foes headline Spring Training schedule

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Soon, pitchers and catchers across the league will be reporting to training camps following a long and cold offseason. Before you know it, we’ll be celebrating the return of Chicago Cubs baseball.

Saying that it’s been cold across the Midwest of late would be an absolute understatement. But knowing we’re inching closer to some Chicago Cubs action is keeping me in positive spirits. Despite the forecast reading a high of -16 and low of -32 in recent days.

What is happening with our planet right now. Anyone? Anyway, while Bryce Harper and Manny Machado attempt to find new homes, fans are gearing up for a new season. With the Boston Red Sox aiming to defend their crown, the Cubs are still considered a favorite to compete.

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It has been this way since Theo Epstein’s blueprint came to life back in 2015 when the Cubs reached the NLCS as a Wild Card contender. Since that postseason appearance, things have been looking up for this team.

Not just the team but the fanbase in general. We’ve experienced heartbreak in our years of fandom. Something that has made us stronger in the long run. Also, a little spoiled based on some Twitter posts scattered throughout the 2017-2018 campaign.

Passion is great but there’s no need to bash and call for someone’s head over a missed play or injury. Let’s try keeping it positive this season, Cubs fans.

Moving forward, there are questions that will receive answers by the time the Cubs begin 2019 campaign against the Rangers. A place where Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish pitched together for several years. Let’s not forget former Cub reliever Jesse Chavez who returned to the Rangers over the offseason.