Dodgers, White Sox, Reds and Angels Skip Cactus League Breakfast Over Cubs' Stadium Dispute

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Dodgers, White Sox, Reds and Angels Skip Cactus League Breakfast Over Cubs' Stadium Dispute

The annual Cactus League breakfast was Tuesday, a chance for representatives of teams to gather together and stuff their faces with pancakes (presumably) on the last day before spring training games begin in Arizona.

This year, though, there were only two general managers in attendance (one of them was Cubs GM Jim Hendry), and Carrie Muskat reports that four teams boycotted the event entirely in protest of a proposed Cactus League ticket surcharge to pay for a new stadium for the Cubs in Mesa.

This story has been covered extensively elsewhere (the most thorough post I've seen on the matter was at AZ Snakepit), but the fact that it's still moving forward is mind boggling, with all 14 other Cactus League teams having voiced opposition and the Commissioner's Office coming out against it.

Can the Cubs and their friends in the Arizona Legislature subvert the will of 14 teams and the game's governing body and force a surcharge into place? That remains to be seen. But in the meantime, the Dodgers, White Sox, Reds and Angels weren't interested in passing the syrup to Jim Hendry.

Read more about the Cubs at Bleed Cubbie Blue.

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