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The latest in our long-running series of #Cubs-related news articles. Apples, oranges, eggs, and chainsaws. Also, happy birthday, David Ross, Tommy Nance.

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Welcome to today’s episode of Cub Tracks news and notes™. Here we have material from current beat writers, bloggers, and the occasional in-house habitué, moonlighting. These pieces center around #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball.

Well, we have a few games under our belts now. The first two featured ALL THE MINOR LEAGUERS and Friday night’s game featured new Cub Marcus Stroman on the hill. The younger Cubs lost the first two split-squad games but looked pretty decent doing it, and more of the senior Cubs played Friday against the Giants. Today they’ll face off against the Padres.

There are a lot of new players on hand. Roster jenga will be in the news for a minute, I suspect. It don’t mean a thing if it’s played in the spring.

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Cubs birthdays: Richie Ashburn HOF, Paul Smith, Garry Jestadt, David Ross, Tommy Nance.

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