Video from the First Cubs Game of the Spring

The Cubs suited up for the first time Sunday afternoon at HoHoKam Park. Several members of the 2011 Cubs made their debut in blue pinstripes, including Matt Garza and Carlos Pena.

Here is original video shot by the CCO from Sunday’s game against the Oakland A’s …

From the green grass to all of the sights, sounds and smells of a baseball game, it was great to be in a ballpark again. Some things in life never get old. Walking in a park for the first time of the year and hearing the crack of the bat and the pop of a fastball hitting the catcher’s mitt … and those are just some of the reminders of why baseball means so much to so many.

Here are some of the sights and sounds from Sunday …

Carlos Zambrano – Bullpen Session

Matt Garza – Warm-up

Matt Garza – Warm-up

The 2011 Cubs Take the Field

The 2011 Cubs Take the Field

First Pitch of the Spring

Bottom of the First

Matt Garza – Bullpen

Jeff Samardzija – Bullpen

Carlos Marmol – Bullpen

Click here for a full recap from the Cubs and A’s exhibition game

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Quote of the Day

"When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all." – Theodore Roosevelt
  • paulcatanese

    Neil these are really hot,I appreciate the effort

  • Chris

    Alright! Now we can get rid of the video of Ryan Dempster on the right hand side of the page that was up since last year!!! Just kidding, Neil.. FINE work as always, sir..

  • Papi Lubricante

    Whole bottom of the first! Awesome Neil thanks

    • Aaron


  • Patrick_Schaefer

    Thank you, so much for the video Neil it is great to see real baseball.