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Byrd perched to wow Cubs fans

Updated: April 2, 2010, 9:39 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

MESA, Ariz. -- The Early Byrd likes to start his day with a little pick-me-up.

"I 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.

"Automatic, automatic," ...

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