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The Cubs kick off spring training with a press conference

Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Joe Maddon sat down with the press for 45 minutes on Tuesday

The Cubs kicked off spring training with a press conference in Mesa on Tuesday, February 12 and even though it hasn’t been the busiest offseason from a signing perspective, there were a lot of subjects for Joe Maddon, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer to cover in a wide-ranging 45 minutes. Here are some of the highlights:

The theme is “Own It Now”

Leave it to Joe to start things off light. As usual the Cubs skipper has come to camp prepared with a team theme. He’s playing around with the idea of “Own it Now” and had a bit of a Yoda moment with this:

Now is Own rearranged and spelled backwards it also spells “Won.”

But really the point is that owning each moment and eventually the entire season is a big part of the Cubs success.

On falling short

Cubs fans have had a lot of time this offseason to ponder the abrupt end to 2018 and the team has been doing the same. Joe was quick to comment that no one liked the way the season ended and everyone is determined to get …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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