Banquet benefits South Bend Cubs Foundation
Wednesday's banquet benefits the South Bend Cubs Foundation.
Their primary goal is to grow the game of baseball and softball at the youth level and provide opportunities for all kids in the community to play the game, regardless of economic background.
Cubs position players report one month from Wednesday.
"Yeah, I think hungry's the word. I think we set such big expectations for ourselves from the year before, but we have been to three National League Championship Series in a row. But the loss last year, there's a bitter taste. Guys talked about it last weekend, and I think guys are going to come into camp really ready to go this year,” said Brandon Hyde, Chicago Cubs bench coach.
We happen to have some Chicago Cubs news Wednesday too.
The team will bring back relief pitcher John Duensing for two more years.
He made 74 appearances with the Cubs last year, with a 2.74 ERA.