MESA, Ariz. — First things first: What you see above is a 360 video. Not familiar? That means you can click into it, turn the camera around and see what’s happening to the right, to the left or behind you. Go ahead, try it. Cool, right?
We feel like 360 video is the perfect way to experience MLB spring training. Because unless you’re standing in the thick of it, it’s hard to completely understand how awesome it is. That goes extra for Chicago Cubs training camp, where skipper Joe Maddon reigns over one of baseball’s most fascinating teams and diehard fans swarm Sloan Park hours before games.
Even if you’re one of those diehard fans, you don’t necessarily get so close that you can hear Maddon’s daily press scrum, watch the Cubs stretch or stand on the dirt outside the dugout during the National Anthem.
Good thing you’ve landed here, because the video above is giving you a view of Cubs spring training camp you’ve probably never seen before. It’s almost like Day in the Life of the Cubs, shot in 360 degrees by Yahoo media producer Craig Rice.
It’s an immersive experience, like your head is on a swivel, standing in the middle of Cubs camp. So watch the video, interact with it, whip it around and see spring training like never before.
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