Young Cubs Feel Like Battle-Tested Vets as 2016 World Series Chase Begins

April 7, 2016 by  

One year ago this spring, Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Co. had no idea where the keys to the batting cage were.

OK, so that's an old joke. But it's a good one: Veteran tells rookie, "Go get me the keys to the batting cage." So the wide-eyed rookie dutifully bounds off to find them.

There are no keys to the batting cage.

Get it?

The young Chicago Cubs get it. They get most things. They did when they won 97 games last year and raced all the way to the National League Championship Series. And they certainly do now.

What was supposed to have been a learning-...

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