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Seeing the improvement in Alfonso Soriano should be inspirational to us all. So today Cub Tracks looks at what inspires, Rizzo's surprise trip to Miami, Edwin Jackson and Jeff Samardzija turning things around, Javy Baez getting punked, and why all eyes are on a Hooters' girl.

Since it is spring training, I assume he is looking for dandelions.
Since it is spring training, I assume he is looking for dandelions.
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When thinking about the "ruining the rebuild" story, I half imagine the team getting together and having a 'Major League' moment. But I'm not sure Dale Sveum can pull off a Lou Brown and I'm pretty certain the Ricketts family isn't trying to knock attendance down to move the team to Miami.

From Comcast SportsNet

From Cubs Den

From Cubs.com

From ESPNChicago.com

From the Chicago Tribune (register to see almost anything but videos)
  • (Video) Shark talks about his last start.
  • (Video) Sveum talks about Ian Stewart and the soon to be famous Nate the Video Guy.

From the Chicago Sun-Times (can read a paragraph, register to read the rest)

From the Daily Herald (registry required for all)

Today's food for thought

  • This happens a couple times a season, but this occasion just has a spring training feel. A ball girl, advertising for a popular restaurant chain where every guy swears they go for the food, picked up a fair ball.