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2005 Cubs Spring Training Schedule

It's 48 degrees and windy and pouring rain in Chicago today -- a perfect day to think high sky, sunshine and baseball in Arizona in March!

The Cubs released the 2005 spring training schedule today; a couple of notes: first, there will, for the first time in a couple of years, be no night games during the spring (at least in this draft, none were so indicated), and as predicted elsewhere, there will be two games in Las Vegas against the Mariners (who will serve as the home team there), on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, before the Cubs return to Phoenix to open the season against the Diamondbacks on Monday, April 4.

Complete schedule (all times 2:05 CT, except for the Las Vegas games, split squad indicated by "SS"):

Thursday, March 3: vs. Oakland Athletics, Phoenix
Friday, March 4: vs. San Francisco Giants, Mesa
Saturday, March 5: vs. San Francisco Giants, Mesa
Sunday, March 6: vs. San Francisco Giants, Scottsdale
Monday, March 7: vs. Texas Rangers, Surprise
Tuesday, March 8: vs. Oakland Athletics (SS), Mesa
- also - vs. Kansas City Royals (SS), Surprise
Wednesday, March 9: vs. Texas Rangers, Mesa
Thursday, March 10: vs. Seattle Mariners, Peoria
Friday, March 11: vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, Mesa
Saturday, March 12: vs. Anaheim Angels, Mesa
Sunday, March 13: vs. Anaheim Angels, Tempe
Monday, March 14: vs. Chicago White Sox, Mesa
Tuesday, March 15: vs. Kansas City Royals, Mesa
Wednesday, March 16: OFF
Thursday, March 17: vs. Oakland Athletics, Phoenix
Friday, March 18: vs. Chicago White Sox, Tucson
Saturday, March 19: vs. Milwaukee Brewers (SS), Mesa
- also - vs. Oakland Athletics (SS), Phoenix
Sunday, March 20: vs. San Diego Padres, Peoria
Monday, March 21: vs. Kansas City Royals, Surprise
Tuesday, March 22: vs. Milwaukee Brewers, Mesa
Wednesday, March 23: vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, Tucson
Thursday, March 24: vs. Oakland Athletics, Mesa
Friday, March 25: vs. Anaheim Angels, Mesa
Saturday, March 26: vs. Colorado Rockies, Tucson
Sunday, March 27: vs. San Diego Padres, Mesa
Monday, March 28: vs. Seattle Mariners, Mesa
Tuesday, March 29: vs. Milwaukee Brewers, Maryvale
Wednesday, March 30: vs. Colorado Rockies, Mesa
Thursday, March 31: vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, Mesa
Friday, April 1: vs. Seattle Mariners, Cashman Field, Las Vegas (TBD)
Saturday, April 2: vs. Seattle Mariners, Cashman Field, Las Vegas (TBD)