Every spring, each major-league team puts all its players and coaches in full uniform to have their pictures taken by both team photographers and photographers from other photo services. These photos are used on official team releases, on the Cubs website and other baseball websites, and various other places. Here at BCB I have official access to photos from Getty Images and USA Today Sports -- those are the photos you see on the top of most posts here, and the source for the 22 photos in this gallery.
Photographers can get quite "arty" with these photos at times, as you can see above. I've identified all the players here and written a caption for each, but I also thought you'd like to have some fun by writing your own captions. I've picked some of the regulars, some bench players, some pitchers and at least one prospect, just a random selection from the more than 200 photos that were available to me.
Enjoy this trip through Cubs photo day. Just another example of how you might think baseball is a glamorous life, but it really isn't.
Just two more days until these guys are on the field at Sloan Park playing their spring-training season opener against the Oakland Athletics (and another split-squad game in Scottsdale against the Giants).