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One Million Cubs Project Update Amid COVID-19

Long time no write here at One Million Cubs Project. My apologies for the lack of updates. Over the past several months, we have been undergoing a slight redesign of the website that includes transferring all posts over and using a different server. Unfortunately, the process has taken longer than expected and is still a work-in-progress.

Since the last update a lot has happened. A lot of good like my trip to Arizona for Spring Training, and a lot of bad that has affected the world – COVID-19 (Corona Virus). The former will be highlighted here at some point, and the latter will allow me a little more time in catching up on trades as well as sorting and organizing the Cubs baseball card collection

The updated Cubs baseball card count now stands at 425,401. I am very sorry that many trades from the past month have not been highlighted here, but I will do my best to feature some cards that arrived and shout out my trading partners.

Spring Training Recap

I spent six full days in Arizona and it was everything I had always dreamed Spring Training would be…and more. Many of my friends from Club 400 were in Arizona, and I spent a lot of time tailgating, watching baseball, and hanging out with many old friends, and met plenty of new friends.

As for the baseball – I watched four games…all Cubs games of course. Three of the four games I took in were at the Cubs home park (Sloan Park) in Mesa, Arizona while the first game I attended was all the way out in Surprise, Arizona at the Texas Rangers park. The Cubs/Angels game that featured Joe Maddon’s return was a must-see game. It was also broadcast on ESPN, and I was able to get a front row seat behind home plate.

I was able to catch some big league batting practice featuring Kyle Schwarber, Ian Happ, and Nico Hoerner. I watched several days of Cubs minor league drills, including 6.5 hours on my final day. The first night in town I joined The Heckler’s bar crawl in Scottsdale and partied with Miguel Montero and John Mallee.

That’s a Cliff’s Notes version of Spring Training. More to come. Lots of pictures. Please bare with me as I integrate into this new website and hopefully will be back to running full speed ahead very soon. Also, please be safe out there. Wash your hands, avoid people, and don’t go out if you don’t have to.

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