Open Thread: Cubs vs. A's, Thursday, 3/17

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona -- Greetings from the Valley of the Sun!

It's beautiful today, sunny and an expected high of 75. Yeah, I know it's snowing in Chicago.

Greg Maddux goes for the Cubs today.

Kerry Wood and Mark Prior threw yesterday and are making progress. But, they likely will not go in the opening series at Arizona, instead being held back for the home series vs. the Brewers.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

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