As the rest of the sport shifts to newer, more corporate stadiums, there is something about being at Wrigley that just takes you back to a simpler time.
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) August 20, 2013
The quest for a long-awaited World Series title continues for the Chicago Cubs, who have not been crowned champions since 1908.
Playing in one of the toughest divisions in all of baseball, the Cubs have played better than expected this season, considering the amount of young, inexperienced players up and down the roster. Coming down the stretch in 2013, many more young Cubs will get their shot to make a mark in the big leagues.
According to Ticket ATM marketing manager Brent Larsen, the future of the franchise is much brighter because of the youth that is now on the field.
“Cubs fans really have a chance to grow with some of the young players on the roster,” Larsen said. “A lot of these guys are at the core of what Theo Epstein is trying to build and are going to be around for a long time.”
These young Cubs players also have the privilege of playing in one of the most historic ballparks in all of baseball. In fact, Chicago Cubs tickets continue to sell extremely well because so many people, Cubs fans and tourists alike, flock to the hallowed grounds of Wrigley Field.
“There’s really no place in baseball like Wrigley Field,” Larsen said. “As the rest of the sport shifts to newer, more corporate stadiums, there is something about being at Wrigley that just takes you back to a simpler time.”
Epstein traded away several players at the deadline in order to acquire even more prospects, but there is still a lot of talent still on the roster. Travis Wood has been better than anyone could have expected in his second season in Chicago. The 26-year-old lefty was named to the All-Star team for the first time in his career, and he should be part of the Cubs’ starting rotation for years to come. Jeff Samardzija is one of the game’s best strikeout pitchers, showing off a scorching fastball.
Anthony Rizzo continues to develop into one of the better first baseman in the majors. The 24-year old already set a new career high in home runs with 18 through his first 119 games, and should be a big power threat as he continues to develop. Wellington Castillo has been great in his first full season as the ballclub’s catcher, and makes an impact on the game both offensively and defensively. Not long ago, Starlin Castro was considered one of the best young shortstops in the game, and has the talent to get back to that level.
Despite the talent on the roster, the Cubs still have some growing up to do as they look to make their way up the NL standings. In the meantime, Cubs tickets will be available to anyone who wants to see a young team undoubtedly on the rise.
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