Chicago Cubs medical staffer joining Hogs

During the Cubs’ telecast tonight against the Rockies, the broadcast team gave a special shout out to Mark O’Neal, their Director of Medical Administration and former Head Athletic Trainer who they said is taking a job at the University of Arkansas (where he graduated). They weren’t specific on the job he was going into but gave him a “Go Hogs!”

Trying to remember, is it Dave England that’s stepping down after this year? Would he be taking over that position, or has there been any announcement about O’Neal?

I think he is replacing Dave England as the lead basketball trainer.

That is accurate. One of my best friends in college and somebody I have stayed in contact with over the years.

He was with the Cardinals and then left for the Cubs for more money - ugh.

I will have to send him through one of these pressure washers up here to get the “Cub” off of him, but glad he is coming back.

Cards are going to have to wash off a lot after this weekend.