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Cubs' new spring training facility nice, but drought will continue for franchise

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Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2014 1:45 pm

Nothing like a new complex to exorcise some demons.

Or at least that's what Cubs fans can use to get through the next few months before reality sets in.

I got a chance to see some of the Cubs new spring training complex, located at the corner of Dobson and 8th St., in Mesa and it is going to be one of the hottest tickets this spring training.

The Cubs will attempt to once again end the World Championship drought that dates back to 1908 and they will do it after leaving HoHoKam Stadium for the Riverview area of Mesa.

It's a beautiful facility and logistically it is a huge step forward for the fans and managements as the minor league complex isn't a few blocks down the road like it was at Fitch Park in the old place.

The ballpark has a familiar look as it is configured to similar dimensions as iconic Wrigley Field.

Will it be enough to end the struggles of the franchise that have become a punchline? Not a chance.

Contact writer: (480) 898-7915 or JSkoda@ahwatukee.com. Follow him on Twitter @JSkodaAFN.

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