CHICAGO (CBS) — Hundreds of people gathered in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood Tuesday to watch the dedication of a street in honor of Cubs infielder Javier Baez.
A portion of Luis Muñoz Marin Drive is now “Javier ‘Javy’ Baez Way.”
The new street sign was unveiled outside Little Cubs Field.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Roberto Maldonado, along with Baez’s family, were on hand for the event.
The second baseman is the only Puerto Rican player on the team. Humboldt Park, however, has a large Puerto Rican community.
Tuesday isn’t a game day for the Cubs, but many of their stars are making appearances throughout the city.
Kyle Schwarber posed as a mannequin in a Cubs-themed Macy’s window facing State Street and greeted fans.
The first 100 customers in line to spend $35 or more on merchandise from the Locker Room by LIDS shop in Macy’s had the chance to take a photo with Schwarber and receive a signed Cubs Gold Majestic poster.
Kris Bryant hit baseballs into the Chicago River along the River Walk during a pop-up batting practice.
Anthony Rizzo greeted fans at O’Hare this morning.
And manager Joe Maddon is set to promote his Michigan Avenue magazine cover at a reception at Ocean Cut restaurant this evening.
Lookin’ spiffy there, Maddon.
Apparently, some of these guys don’t quite understand the meaning of a rest day. But when you’re the beloved champions, there are always demands on your time.
The Cubbies are back at it (on the field) Wednesday against the Dodgers.