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The End Of An Era: Cubs vs. Rockies at Tucson Preview, Monday 3/15, 3:05 CT

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This is the 64th consecutive season that spring baseball has been played at Hi Corbett Field in Tucson. The Cleveland Indians moved their spring camp there in 1947, and when they departed for (supposedly) greener fields in Florida in 1993 (only to return in 2009), the Colorado Rockies took over spring camp at Hi Corbett.

Today's the last time that the Cubs will play a spring game at Hi Corbett Field -- their only visit to that venerable park in 2010 to play the Rockies (they'll make one more trip to Tucson next week to play the Diamondbacks at Tucson Electric Park). In 2011 the Rox and D'backs will move to this fancy new complex now under construction on native American land just east of Scottsdale. It will be very convenient to have all 15 Cactus League teams in the Phoenix area, none more than about a 50-minute drive from each other.

Nevertheless, a part of baseball history will end after this spring -- that deserves to be mentioned.

Bruce Miles today has a nice piece on Geovany Soto.

Note: tweet from Carrie has some Starlin Castro info:

#cubs Starlin Castro is OK after hitting his left knee in play in 9th Sunday. SS Hak-Ju Lee is on travel roster for Monday trip

More on today's game after the jump.

Carlos Zambrano makes his third spring start today and unlike Randy Wells yesterday, will try to get through four innings. He will face the Rockies' Jeff Francis, trying to make a comeback after missing all of 2009 with injuries.

There is no TV or audio coverage for today -- so the Gameday link below is your best bet for PBP.

MLB.com Gameday

SB Nation game preview

Once again, a reminder: with the change to DST, the first pitch thread will post at 3 pm CDT, and the overflow thread at 4:15 pm CDT.

Discuss amongst yourselves.