by Mohammad Samra / Staff Reporter
The subtle crack of a baseball being launched by a wooden Louisville Slugger bat pierced the air at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona.
The Chicago Cubs began preparations for the team’s first season under new head coach David Ross, where they are looking to make the playoffs after failing to do so for the first time since 2014.
27 miles northwest of Mesa, the Chicago White Sox are also attempting to improve after yet another uninspiring season on the South Side. The team hasn’t made the playoffs since 2008 but appears to be on the cusp of something special with its current youthful core.
Major League Baseball is set for its most interesting season in years amid the situation concerning the Houston Astros. The team has received backlash from fans and players for using technology to steal signs during their 2017 championship run. But, by late October, nearly every baseball…