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'The Book of Mormon' stars visit Wrigley Field for Cubs-Reds

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'The Book of Mormon' stars visit Wrigley Field for Cubs-Reds

While "The Book of Mormon" continues its tour in Chicago, two stars from the Broadway production were on hand at Wrigley Field before the Cubs took on the Cincinnati Reds on Monday.

CSN's Kelly Crull caught up with David Larsen and Cody Jamison Strand, both of whom took in the sights before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch and singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and seventh-inning stretch.

"We're really excited to be here, especially as it's turning into springtime and everyone is excited for the Cubs," said Larsen, who stars as Elder Price in the religious satire musical. "We're just as excited to be here with "The Book of Mormon.""

[SHOP: Gear up, Cubs fans]

By the same token, Strand is relishing his stay in the Windy City and is looking forward to his first game at the iconic ballpark.

"Amazing," Strand said. "I've never been in this stadium before and I'm excited to experience a Cubs game."   

The musical will run at the Bank of America Theater through mid-May.

Check out more in the video above. 

Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

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Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki discuss the comments Chili Davis made after being fired as Cubs hitting coach, ask if the Cubs struggles on offense were Davis' fault or the players and what Anthony Iapoce will be walking into as he tries to gets the team back on track a the plate.

 

Listen to the entire podcast here, or in the embedded player below:

 

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

The changing of the guard continues for the Cubs this offseason. 

After the team hired a new hitting coach yesterday, it was reported today that they're losing a front office member: 

Rehman, who has been with the Cubs in the same position for the last seven years, will reportedly head up the Rangers' analytics department. According to the Chicago Tribune, Rehman's role was " evaluating existing systems, and recognizing and applying solutions in an effort to create competitive advantages for the organization." 

All reports indicate that he'll be doing similar analytic-based work with the Rangers.