The Chicago Cubs are ready to begin another exciting season at historic Wrigley Field. And this year's team will have a new, improved look. The North Siders have a five year plan that, so far, looks like it could reverse the "loveable losers" moniker. Finally.
Budding star Anthony Rizzo will be at first base full time this year, joining Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney in one of the younger infields in baseball. And the outfield will once again include Alfonso Soriano and David Dejesus, both of whom had a strong 2012 campaign.
Where the Cubs made the most improvements during the offseason was with their pitching staff. Jeff Samardzija will return to the top of the rotation, but he'll be joined this year by Edwin Jackson, Scott Feldman, Travis Wood and Carlos Villanueva. The addition of some good arms should help the Cubs to make noise in the National League Central Division this year.
The Cubs have a number of special events planned for the 2013 season. From Teacher Appreciation Day to Law Enforcement Appreciation Night and their Salute to the Big Ten Night, there are a number of fun events to take advantage of this season. Click here for more details about these great events.
If you're looking for more than the traditional baseball experience, there are some fun ways to get more out of a Cubs game available this season. The Captain Morgan Club at Wrigley Field offers a fun pregame atmosphere and some fantastic food.
And, if you're interested in watching a game from outside the stadium, the Cubs have rooftop partners that make watching from the "cheap seats" a truly unique Chicago experience.
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