After spending 11 years with eight teams, former Major League Baseball outfielder Todd Hollandsworth is remembering the childhood that helped shape his lengthy playing career.
In this edition of "Home Field Memories", presented by Coldwell Banker, the 1996 National League Rookie of the Year and World Series champion recalls what it was like to grow up playing baseball on the East Coast.
"Baseball was basically what ushered you into summer," he said. "It was a big part of growing up in the inner city and it was all I had. It was everything to me."
Check out what else Hollandsworth had to say in the video above, and go to our Coldwell Banker page to share your "Home Field Memories".
Addison Russell is no longer with the Cubs and he hasn’t yet found a new home in baseball, but he hasn’t escaped being on the receiving end of some tough shots.
Baseball Prospectus, which produces a book each year with team and player capsules, breakdowns and projections, took such a shot. Their blurb for Russell is short and direct.
“The 24-hour national domestic violence hotline number is 800-799-7233.”
Russell was infamously suspended for domestic abuse late in 2018. He returned to the Cubs in 2019, but was not tendered a contract after the season, making him a free agent.
Russell hasn’t found a new landing place with spring training already underway. With this still hanging over his head, it’s no secret as to why.
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As new manager David Ross takes over for Joe Maddon, he intends to tweak the culture of the Cubs and set his own mark on the team. Jeff Nelson is joined by Outside the Ivy and Bleacher Nation's Michael Cerami to discuss what kind of impact David Ross will have on the 2020 Cubs, what should be expected from the pitching staff and bullpen, and the uncertainty of who plays in the outfield.
(1:36) - What does Ross' impact look like?
(8:28) - Concerns with the pitching staff
(16:00) - Will Craig Kimbrel be better this year?
(20:00) - Will Kris Bryant have enough rope to get used to leading off?
(25:05) - Who do you trust to play the outfield every day?
Listen here or in the embedded player below.
Cubs Talk Podcast