2009 Cubs Convention

Details of the 2009 Cubs Convention has begun surfacing with just over a week until the annual event at the Chicago Hilton. The 24th annual gathering of ‘Everything Cubs‘ will begin on Friday, January 16th.

The full schedule and attendee list has not been released but here is what is known at this point. The CCO will update when more information becomes available….

Updated 1/11/09 – 6:52pm C.T. – With Complete Schedule and List of Attendees

2009 Cubs Convention Schedule

Steve Cochran will do a live remote from the Boulevard Room at the Hilton from 3:00pm – 7:00pm on Friday

Friday, January 16th

  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm – Opening Ceremonies
  • 6:00pm – 6:45pm – Autograph Treasure Hunt
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Sports Central Live with Dave Kaplan….the show will be taped due to the Chicago Blackhawks game. WGN Radio will broadcast the show between 4:00pm – 6:00pm on Saturday, January 17th
  • - 6:00pm – 6:30pm – Lou Piniella and Larry Rothschild
  • - 6:30pm – 7:00pm – Jim Hendry and Crane Kenney
  • - 7:00pm – 7:30pm – Ted Lilly, Ryan Dempster, Reed Johnson and Aaron Miles
  • - 7:30pm – 8:00pm – Pat Hughes, Ron Santo, Len Kasper and Bob Brenly
  • 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Cubs Bingo

Saturday, January 17th

  • 9:00am – 10:00am – WGN Radio’s Meet Cubs Management with John Williams and Dave Eanet
  • - Jim Hendry, Lou Piniella, Randy Bush and Crane Kenney
  • 9:00am – 10:00am – Draft Day to the Big Show
  • 9:30am – 10:30am – Cubs Jeopardy with Pat Hughes
  • 10:00am – 11:00am – Wheelchair Cubs
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm – Chicago Cubs Photo Experience
  • 10:30am – 11:30am – WGN Radio’s Not for Women Only with Kathy O’Malley and Judy Markey
  • - Ryan Theriot, Sean Marshall, Reed Johnson and Aaron Miles
  • 10:30am – 11:30am – Who’s the Boss?
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm – Piniella and His Lou-tenants
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm – In Touch with the Cubs presented by the VineLine
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm – WGN Radio’s Game Day Experience with Nick Digilio and Cory Provus
  • - Mike Fontenot, Joey Gathright, Kevin Hart, Koyie Hill and Ted Lilly
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Welcome to Wrigley
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Pitching Clinic
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm – WGN Radio’s The Clubhouse Entertainers with Steve Cochran
  • - Ryan Dempster, Lee Smith, Ron Santo and Randy Hundley
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm – In the WGN TV Booth with Len and Bob
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm – Hitting Clinic
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm – The Magic of ’84
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm – For Kids Only Press Conference
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Baseball Conditioning Clinic
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Sneak Preview of “We Believe”
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm – Making History
  • 8:00pm – 12:00am – Rock ‘n Roll Revue

Saturday between 12:00pm – 1:00pm will feature “In Touch With the Cubs” – A spotlight of some of the ways in which fans are corresponding with the Cubs front office through blogs and personal web sites

Sunday, January 18th

  • 9:00am – 10:00am – Meet Cubs Business Management
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm – Chicago Cubs Photo Experience
  • 10:30am – 11:30am – Down on the Farm presented by VineLine with Oneri Fleita and Tim Wilken

The CCO will have first hand daily recaps and photos of this year’s convention….for the fourth consecutive year.

Scheduled Attendees

  • Ernie Banks
  • Glenn Beckert
  • Milton Bradley
  • Bob Brenly
  • Bill Buckner
  • Randy Bush
  • Jose Cardenal
  • Neal Cotts
  • Jody Davis
  • Ryan Dempster
  • Bob Dernier
  • Ivan DeJesus
  • Leon Durham
  • Oneri Fleita
  • Mike Fontenot
  • Joey Gathright
  • Doug Glanville
  • Kevin Gregg
  • Rich Harden
  • Kevin Hart
  • Jim Hendry
  • Koyie Hill
  • Pat Hughes
  • Randy Hundley
  • Ferguson Jenkins
  • Len Kasper
  • Crane Kenney
  • Derrek Lee
  • Reed Johnson
  • Ted Lilly
  • Carlos Marmol
  • Sean Marshall
  • Aaron Miles
  • Keith Moreland
  • Gerald Perry
  • Lou Piniella
  • Larry Rothschild
  • Rick Reuschel
  • Mike Quade
  • Jeff Samardzija
  • Ryne Sandberg
  • Scott Sanderson
  • Ron Santo
  • Matt Sinatro
  • Lee Smith
  • Alfonso Soriano
  • Geovany Soto
  • Tim Stoddard
  • Lester Strode
  • Rick Sutcliffe
  • Ryan Theriot
  • Alan Trammell
  • Tim Wilken
  • Billy Williams
  • Carlos Zambrano

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