The 2011 Cubs Convention is Just Around the Corner

Details of the 2011 Cubs Convention have begun surfacing with only eight days until the annual event at the Chicago Hilton … the 26th Annual Cubs Convention kicks off on Friday, January 14.

The Cubs tribute to Ron Santo figures to be the most attended session of the weekend. Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ferguson Jenkins and Randy Hundley will be among those on hand to share their stories of the Cubs’ legend.

Greg Maddux will also be in attendance and join Jim Hendry, Randy Bush and Mike Quade in the Meet Cubs Baseball Management session.

Here is a compiled list of attendees from several sources as well as a portion of the schedule. The full schedule should be released over the weekend … but here is what is known at this point. The CCO will update when more information becomes available.


Partial 2011 Cubs Convention Schedule

Friday, January 14th

  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm – Opening Ceremonies
  • 6:00pm – 6:45pm – Autograph Treasure Hunt
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Sports Night Live with Brian Noonan and Judd Sirott … the two hour show will be simulcast on 720 WGN
  • — 7:00pm – 7:30pm – Tom Ricketts, Jim Hendry and Mike Quade
  • — 7:30pm – 8:00pm – Andrew Cashner, James Russell and Randy Wells
  • — 8:00pm – 8:30pm – Len Kasper, Bob Brenly and Pat Hughes
  • — 8:30pm – 9:00pm – Chris Archer, Chris Carpenter, Jay Jackson and D.J. LeMahieu
  • 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Cubs Bingo

Saturday, January 15th

  • 9:00am – 10:00am – The Ricketts Family Forum
  • 10:00am – 11:00am – WGN Radio’s Meet Cubs Baseball Management – with Jim Hendry, Randy Bush, Greg Maddux, Mike Quade
  • 10:30am – 11:30am – Pitching Evolution – with Kerry Wood, Randy Wells, Sean Marshall, Jeff Samardzija, Andrew Cashner and Mark Riggins, the Cubs’ new pitching coach
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm – The Q Factor – with Mike Quade, Rudy Jaramillo, Lester Strode, Ivan DeJesus, Bobby Dernier, Mark Riggins and Dave Keller
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm – On the Road with #10 – with Pat Hughes, Judd Sirott, Cory Provus and Andy Masur
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm – Meet Cubs Business Management
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Off the Field and Off the Cuff – with Sean Marshall, John Grabow, Mike Bielecki and Todd Walker
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Remembering Ronnie – with Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ferguson Jenkins, Glen Beckert, Randy Hundley, Milt Pappas and Jose Cardinal
  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm – The Dominican Way of Life – with Aramis Ramirez, Starlin Castro, Carlos Pena and Oneri Fleita
  • 4:00pm – 6:50pm – WGN Saturday Sports Central – Dave Kaplan and Jim Memolo
  • — 4:00pm – 4:30pm – Keith Moreland, Lee Smith and Tim Stoddard
  • — 4:30pm – 5:00pm – Koyie Hill and Sean Marshall
  • — 5:00pm – 5:30pm – Oneri Fleita and Tim Wilken
  • — 5:30 pm – 6:00pm – Chris Archer and Chris Carpenter
  • 8:00pm – 12:00am – Rock ‘n Roll Revue

Sunday, January 16th

  • 9:15am – 10:15am – Transition to the Big Leagues – with Tyler Colvin, James Russell, Darwin Barney and Scott Maine
  • 10:45am – 11:45am – Down on the Farm presented by VineLine with Oneri Fleita and Tim Wilken, expected to attend Chris Archer, Chris Carpenter, Jay Jackson and D.J. LeMahieu

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

Scheduled attendees for the 26th Cubs Convention

  • Chris Archer
  • Ernie Banks
  • Darwin Barney
  • Glenn Beckert
  • Justin Berg
  • Mike Bielecki
  • Bob Brenly
  • Randy Bush
  • Marlon Byrd
  • Jose Cardinal
  • Chris Carpenter
  • Andrew Cashner
  • Starlin Castro
  • Tyler Colvin
  • Ivan DeJesus
  • Ryan Dempster
  • Bobby Dernier
  • Oneri Fleita
  • John Grabow
  • Jim Hendry
  • Koyie Hill
  • Pat Hughes
  • Randy Hundley
  • Jay Jackson
  • Rudy Jaramillo
  • Ferguson Jenkins
  • Len Kasper
  • Dave Keller
  • D.J. LeMahieu
  • Greg Maddux
  • Scott Maine
  • Carlos Marmol
  • Sean Marshall
  • Andy Masur
  • Keith Moreland
  • Mike Quade
  • Carlos Pena
  • Milt Pappas
  • Cory Provus
  • Aramis Ramirez
  • Laura Ricketts
  • Pete Ricketts
  • Todd Ricketts
  • Tom Ricketts
  • Mark Riggins
  • James Russell
  • Jeff Samardzija
  • Judd Sirott
  • Lee Smith
  • Tim Stoddard
  • Lester Strode
  • Todd Walker
  • Randy Wells
  • Billy Williams
  • Tim Wilken
  • Kerry Wood
  • Carlos Zambrano

Weekend passes are still available on and this year’s passes feature photos of current Cubs including Starlin Castro, Alfonso Soriano, Carlos Marmol and Aramis Ramirez.

The CCO will post the complete schedule and list of attendees when they are made available.

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  • Brandon


    Here is the WGN Radio Schedule with some more of the sessions. WGN Sports Night/Central will broadcast live both nights this year. Friday’s show will actually be with Noonan and Judd, and Kap & Memolo host on Saturday night. The “On the Road with #10 session on Saturday sounds great as well.,0,5607338.htmlstory


    • Neil

      Hey Brandon, good to hear from you and thanks. I have updated the schedule and the attendees list.

  • ripken boy

    Cubs Convention=Star Trek Convention.

  • Neil

    I will have to take your word for it … never been to a Star Trek Convention.

  • Stu

    Where did you get the info on attendees?

    • Neil

      The list is compiled from various reports … the Trib, the Daily Herald,, WGN Radio, etc. Also found that out that Blake DeWitt should be there.

      • rainbow34

        and andre dawson

  • rainbow34

    when will the list be out i thought it was in the sunday tribune but no luck what the heck.

    • Neil

      It usually is … but not this year. I will post a full list when I have one.

      • rainbow34

        thanks when do you think youll have it

        • Neil

          I am hoping soon.

          • rainbow34

            me too it would be nice to know who will be there before this thing starts you think they would have posted it by now with the convention of friday

  • Rideoneverclear

    will Chris Archer still attend?

    • Neil

      No, but Matt Garza will be there

  • Stu

    The list has finally been posted on