Hope. Hope is the emotion that all Chicago Cub fans feel every March as the Cubs begin spring training in Mesa, Arizona. Spring training 2014 also marks the grand opening of the Cub's new spring training facility, for now known as Cubs Park. Naming rights for the new park will be sold to someone, so the name will likely be different next year.

Because it has been ridiculously cold this winter, right now, as I watch the game being played on sun drenched green grass, envy is what I am really feeling. Right now I want to be sitting in that ball park, in my shorts, worrying about whether I have enough sun tan lotion on.

By Frank McPherson, Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 4:38 PM. Last built on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 3:32 PM. Greetings, citizen of Planet Earth. We are your overlords. :-)