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With spring training finally in full swing and the start of baseball’s regular season less than a month away, the Chicago Cubs hope their new Cactus League digs in Mesa can aid in the development of their prospects and net them their first World Series victory in more than a century.
Mesa Youth Sports is partnering with the Chicago Cubs to host a free MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition on March 5. The event is free to the public and starts at 6:15 p.m.
The Mill Avenue District is reopening its free Angels Spring Training Trolley and opening two new trolleys to Cubs Park.
An approximately five-year process that included Mesa nearly losing its spring training team and a major bond election concluded on Feb. 12 with the official ribbon cutting for the new Cubs Park.
Chompie’s locations across the Valley, including Chandler and Tempe, will offer a buy one, get one burger deal during the upcoming spring training season.
Well before Saturday’s grand unveiling of Mesa’s revamped Riverview Park, city Parks, Recreation and Commercial Facilities Director Marc Heirshberg took his family for a quick peek at what will come. Heirshberg has a 5-year-old kid, who wasn’t overly difficult to please, but the true challenge was appealing to his 17-year-old son.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have extended the contracts of manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers.
Mesa is starting the new year with the completion of one of the most exciting projects in the city’s history. On Jan. 25, Mesa will celebrate the formal opening of the new Chicago Cubs training complex, Cubs Park stadium, and a completely rebuilt Riverview Park. I am confident that Mesa residents will be proud of this amazing new signature asset for our community.
Although the proverbial book concerning 2013 is closed, officials in Mesa say the results of the previous 12 months and several before those will have a marked effect on the lives of city residents over the course of 2014.
A Sheraton hotel will be built in the commercial area near the Chicago Cubs' new spring training complex in Mesa.
After months of construction, the Chicago Cubs’ new spring training facility in Mesa is just two months away from full completion, and residents could get in for a preview of what to expect next spring in the near future.
When the Diamondbacks fired pitching coach Charles Nagy this week, there were a lot of nodding heads that met the move. If you’ve watched Arizona pitchers for the last two years it was pretty hard to argue.
A tour of the Chicago Cubs Cactus League complex in Mesa, scheduled for completion in early December.
The stadium should hold approximately 15,000 people, which would make it the largest in the Cactus League. The designers also accounted for shading, and people sitting by third base should get an excellent view of the neighboring mesas. “It’s a very intimate feel,” Piper said. [Eric Mungenast/Tribune]
I am writing about how Mark Scarp’s column “Dodgers’ postgame dip a lack of manners” (Tribune, Sept. 22) was insightful to me.
I don’t usually write about sports, and you can all relax, because I’m not going to today.
Vince Lombardi was quoted as saying “Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.”
Scoreboards are shorting out. Schools are running out of replacement light bulbs. Stat keepers and scoreboard operators are getting carpal tunnel and blurred vision trying to watch and write seemingly every two seconds while the big board changes seemingly every two minutes.
The Mesa Historical Museum has garnered recognition from a national historical society for its Play Ball: The Cactus League Experience exhibit.
Cactus league are displayed as part of the Play Ball: The Cactus League Experience exhibit in this 2011 Tribune file photo. [Tim Hacker/Tribune file]
Full disclosure to start: I had the Los Angeles Dodgers dead and buried in June. Done. Over. Even with the phenomenon that is Yasiel Puig; even with Ian Kennedy poking the big, blue bear with a sharp stick at just the wrong moment with two of the most ill-timed beanballs in baseball history.
A recent decision to remove the Spring Training Museum from November’s Mesa bond election has organizers considering the project’s next step, which could include relocating it to a different city.
After removing one major project from the list of options, the Mesa City Council approved a motion to call for a more than $130 million bond election in November.
Mesa voters could have an opportunity to fund a multitude of city-related street, public safety and historical projects if the city council moves forward on what could be a $147.9 million bond election in November.
Coming off a long road trip backloaded with long games, the Arizona Diamondbacks needed a few quality starts from their pitchers to give the bullpen a break.