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Cubbies Get a Warm Welcome in Mesa

By Paul TooherDon’t blame Mesa, Ariz.Chicago Cubs fans can find plenty of reasons why their favorite team has failed to win a World Series since 1908. But the Arizona city appears to be doing all it can to help the team achieve its illusive goal.In fact, it has poured millions of dollars into providing a new spring training complex for the Cubbies to replace HoHoKam Field, which was considered one of the best stadiums in the major leagues, according to Bleacher Report.The Cubs, who first made Mesa their spring training home in 1952, had threatened to decamp to a location in Florida unless the city agreed to build a new 15,000-seat stadium.Mesa responded by spending $84 million in public money for the ballpark, several practice fields a

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