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Rotary started in February 1905 when Chicago lawyer Paul Harris and three friends met after dinner. The idea was to have a new club in which businessmen could get together periodically to get better acquainted. They rotated their meetings each week to the business of a member. Over the next few years Rotary transformed into a civic service club, spread across the United States and then around the world. Eventually Rotary came to Arizona and in 1914, the 100th Rotary Club was organized in Phoenix.
Compadre Stadium will soon be replaced by a residential community.
What was once the spring home to the Milwaukee Brewers likely soon will be replaced by actual homes.
With the Chicago Cubs firmly entrenched in their new confines in Mesa, Hohokam Stadium and Fitch Park are undergoing serious upgrades to prepare for their next tenant, who expect to move in later this year.
With the Chicago Cubs now at Cubs Park, workers are revamping Hohokam Stadium to host a new team for the 2015 spring training season. The team, the Oakland A's, will play their Cactus League games at the stadium for at least 20 years. [Eric Mungenast/Tribune]
Nobody represents the heart and soul of Chicago quite like “Da Coach.”
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.
The state bird of Arizona is a sweet little fowl called the cactus wren. We also have a state gemstone (turquoise), a state reptile (ridgenose rattlesnake), and I’m willing to bet we even have a state predatory arthropod, which would be that scorpion I killed under the Christmas tree yesterday.
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.