Pitcher Ryan Dempster of the Chicago Cubs poses during spring training photo day in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
ON THE ROAD TO ARIZONA -- As you read this at noon CT, I am on the road somewhere in Missouri, heading west to Arizona for my annual spring training visit. I'll be driving today and tomorrow, and will be at Monday's game in Mesa against the Reds. So, this post will have to be made without game lineups -- if you find them, post in the comments. I do know that Geovany Soto is expected to get his first spring training action in today's game.
Starting for the Cubs today will be Ryan Dempster. Only Dempster would wear a cap with a sweat stain for Photo Day. He'll face the Brewers' Chris Narveson, someone I've always thought was a little too perky-looking:
Today's Brewers team is a split squad (the other half is playing the Giants in Scottsdale), so you're likely to see only half the Milwaukee regulars. More after the jump.
Today's game is being televised via WGN with Len & Bob. Here is the MLB.com Mediacenter for today. Radio broadcast of today's game is on WGN with Pat and Keith.
Note that for spring training gameday links, you probably will not get pitch-by-pitch as during the regular season; these are unofficial links. Each play will be posted, but might not be updated until after each half-inning.
There will be one overflow thread, which will post at 3:30 pm CT. The "Recent Stories in Game Threads" box on the sidebar is where you'll find it.
Discuss amongst yourselves.