Back from Cougars media day at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark and will have more in the blog and Twitter today before our story in Wednesday's KCC.
For now, here are a few bits to whet your appetite, beginning in a fitting place:
• Concession stands have been renamed Sheffield Grille (stands behind home plate) & Waveland Cafe (stands down the baselines). Food is not sold under Cubs-themed names, and there is no Old Style on tap.
• Players from 7 countries – USA, Canada, DR, South Africa, Cuba, Venezuela & Taiwan – dot the roster. "Isn't that cool?" general manager Curtis Haug said.
• Prized outfield prospect Albert Almora would have started the season in Kane County, manager Mark Johnson said. Almora broke the hamate bone in his left hand in March
– Kevin Druley, firstname.lastname@example.org