There will be no mo home games played by the Chicago Cubs at Hohokam Park.
I wish I could say that I went to a game there - I lived in AZ for years and never went so I'm not an "expert" on Hohokam.
But I would imagine most of us don't have any kind of sentimental ties to it at all, and that every Cub Fan is WAY excited about the new facility.
The one with the bass pond, an idea that's so simple and relatively small but captures the imagination and gives a whole different slant on the organization.
This isn't exactly the same thing, but did you hear that Honda has a car with a vacuum cleaner in it?
Just a small thing but man, do I ever think differently about Honda now.
Anyway, Hohokam will now be renovated and re-open as the Oakland Athletics home field.
The Cubs lost their last (home) game there 4-6 to the Mariners, and now they barnstorm (okay maybe not really barnstorming, but it's such a cool word) through Houston for a couple games Friday night and Saturday day, then a down day and then...OH MY GOD IT'S STARTING!
On April Fools Day at 12:35 we'll see Jeff Samardzija go up against A.J. Burnett.
I still hear the "I don't believe him yet" stuff about Samardzija, and yes it's not alot of starter history to go off of, but you just watch that guy.
I'm SO pulling for him to keep getting better and be the staff stud.
Here's the Pirates' projected starting lineup.
And the Cubs will go:
While it's probably true that Samardzija is the best hitter in the lineup after Alfonso, I choose to ignore that and instead will just listen for the magic words, "play ball".