2006 Cubs Convention – Schedule & Information

2006 Cubs Convention Schedule, Players Scheduled to Appear and WGN Radio Event Schedule

The 2006 Cubs Convention starts tomorrow and so will the CCO’s coverage of the Convention. Starting Saturday morning the CCO will post highlights from the Cubs Convention from Brian McCabe. Brian is a lifelong Cubs fan and will provide ‘Another View of the Cubs’ for the CCO. I am excited about having an additional writer covering our beloved Cubbies for Chicago Cubs Online.

Here is the information I received on the 2006 Cubs Convention….

2006 Cubs Convention Schedule:

Friday, January 13, 2006

Opening Ceremony in the Grand Ballroom
4:45pm – 5:30pm

Autograph Hunt Game
6:00pm – 6:45pm

Cubs Bingo in the International Ballroom
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Sports Central Live/WGN Radio in the Continental Ballroom
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Meet the Management in the Continental Ballroom
With Jim Hendry and Dusty Baker
9:00am – 10:00am

Meet the Physician in the Boulevard Room
With Ryan Dempster and Glendon Rusch
9:00am – 10:00am

Cubs Jeopardy in the Grand Ballroom
9:30am – 10:30am

Celebrating 20 Years of the Vine Line in the Boulevard Room
With John McDonough, Editor
10:30am – 11:30am

Not For Women Only in the Continental Ballroom
Hosted by WGN, Judy O’Malley and Judy Markey
With Mike Bielecki, Ryan Dempster, Scott Eyre, Rick Sutcliffe and Juan Pierre
10:30am – 11:00am

Dusty Baker and Staff in the Grand Ballroom
11:30am – 12:30pm

Hitting Clinic in the Northwest Exhibit Hall
With Jay Johnstone, Bill Madlock and Bobby Dernier
11:30am – 12:30pm

27 Outs in the Continental Ballroom
Hosted by John Williams
With Ryan Dempster, Glendon Rusch and Carlos Zambrano
12:00pm – 1:00pm

The World Baseball Classic (WBC) in the Boulevard Room
With Andy MacPhail
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Covering the Ivy in the Grand Ballroom
Hosted by Bobby Dernier
With Juan Pierre, Matt Murton, Jerry Hariston, Jr., Dave Kingman, Billy Williams and Gary Matthews, Sr.
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Voices of the Cubs (Announcers) in the Continental Ballroom
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Cubs In Our Community in the Boulevard Room
With John McDonough
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Collection of All Stars in the Grand Ballroom
With Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Ferguson Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg, Ron Santo, Lee Smith, Rick Sutcliffe and Billy Williams
2:30pm – 3:30pm

WGN TV in the Boulevard Room
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Wheelchair Cubs in the Northwest Exhibit Hall
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Relief Session in the Grand Ballroom
Hosted by Dave Otto
With Scott Eyre, Bobby Howry, Lee Smith, Paul Assenmacher, Todd Wellemeyer and Michael Wuertz
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Pitching Clinic in the Northwest Exhibit Hall
Hosted by John McDonough
With Burt Hooton, Milt Pappas, Tim Stoddard and Sean Gallagher (Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year)
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Rock ‘n Roll Review in the International Ballroom
8:00pm – 12:00pm

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Meet the Cubs Management in the Boulevard Room
9:00am – 10:00am

Down on the Farm in the Boulevard Room
Hosted by Oneri Fleita – Director of Player Development/Latin American Operations
10:30am – 11:30am

Just remember this is the information I received on Wednesday night from the hotel and the schedule and players scheduled to attend could change. There could also be events not listed here at the CCO. Please check your schedule when you get it at the Convention.

These current and former players, coaches and management are scheduled to attend the 2006 Cubs Convention: Paul Assenmacher, Dusty Baker, Ernie Banks, Michael Barrett, Glenn Beckert, Mike Bielecki, Jose Cardenal, Gene Clines, Doug Dascenzo, Jody Davis, Andre Dawson, Ryan Dempster, Bobby Dernier, Scott Eyre, Jim Hendry, Gene Hiser, Burt Hooton, Pat Hughes, Ferguson Jenkins, Jay Johnstone, Len Kasper, Dave Kingman, Juan Lopez, Andy MacPhail, Bill Madlock, Gary Matthews, Mickey Morandini, Matt Murton, Gene Oliver, Dave Otto, Andy Pafko, Milt Pappas, Juan Pierre, Dan Plesac, Dick Pole, Mark Prior, Larry Rothschild, Ryne Sandberg, Ron Santo, Lee Smith, Tim Stoddard, Rick Sutcliffe, Gary Varsho, Billy Williams, Jerome Williams, Michael Wuertz and Carlos Zambrano.

Here is a link to the WGN Cubs Convention Schedule and article in Wednesday’s Tribune about what Paul Sullivan thinks Jim Hendry should be asked during the Cubs Convention.

Don’t forget to check back for daily recaps from the 2006 Cubs Convention throughout the weekend. Also, if you want to email any pictures from the Cubs Convention (past or present), feel free to email them to: [email protected]

Go Cubbies!!!!

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