Sport: Ten Hits in One Day!

On such optimum expectations, all Cubdom is founded

For the first spring in memory, HoHoKam Park in Mesa, Ariz., does not seem to be laughing at the Chicago Cubs. The place still brims with pensioners, but fewer of them than usual are in uniform. Two hours before a Cactus League game with Milwaukee, outfielders are sprinting, base runners are drilling, and pitchers are covering first on bunts. Even a character as unromantic as the Cubs' 6-ft. 5-in. general manager, Dallas Green, the last baseball executive still executing on physical fear, is moved to murmur, "They're ready." He is referring to the fans, not the players. "They want to see...

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