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Today in Cubs Spring Training adventures: Joe Maddon lets a mime lead team stretches

The following is an incomplete list of activities the Cubs have brought to Spring Training this year: Live guitar shredding; the Munenori Kawasaki experience; looking hot at all times; the David Ross retirement tour. But with Opening Day less than two weeks away, they couldn't possibly top themselves, could they? Surely the shenanigans had a rational limit, right?

Allow us to introduce you to this mime, who Joe Maddon brought in to lead the team's stretches on Tuesday:

Mime

You can click the video above to watch the rest of the mime's day at Spring Training, which even included some personal inspiration:

 

 

But it got us thinking -- what other roles on the diamond would be perfect for a mime? Third base coach? Umpire? Hey, don't laugh, it worked for Frank Drebin.