MESA, Ariz. -- The Early Byrd likes to start his day with a little pick-me-up.
do my espresso before my day games," Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd said. "It's a little bougie [slang for bourgeois], but that's the way I roll."
Before most games this spring, Byrd said he gets to HoHoKam Park around 7-7:30 a.m. to start hitting. It's something he picked up watching Jim Thome prepare during their days together in Philadelphia.
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