More Details and Updated Attendees List for 2013 Cubs Convention

The 28th Annual Cubs Convention (January 18 – January 20) kicks off on Friday afternoon at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and additional details have been released.

The convention kicks off on Friday afternoon with the Opening Ceremonies, which are expected to larger this time around than in year’s past. Saturday is a full day of sessions, highlighted by “Meet Cubs Baseball Management” with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. Several of the Cubs prospects will discuss their experiences on Saturday as well and Sunday features the popular “Down on the Farm” session with Jason McLeod, Joe Bohringer and Brandon Hyde.

The convention weekend kicks off with the DeJesus Family Foundation’s ‘Strike-A-Pose’ Celebrity Fashion Show on Thursday night and the second annual ‘Woody’s Winter Warm-Up’ is scheduled for Friday, January 18 at Harry Caray’s Navy Pier Tavern.

Here is a partial, compiled list of attendees, a small portion of the schedule and a few details on the Saturday sessions. The full schedule should be released soon … but here is what is known at this point. The CCO will update when more information becomes available.


Partial 2013 Cubs Convention Schedule

Friday, January 18

5:00pm – 5:30pm – Opening Ceremonies

7:00pm – 9:00pm – Sports Night Live with Dave Kaplan – The two and a half hour show will be simulcast on 720 WGN

  • 7:00pm – 7:30pm – Dale Sveum and James Rowson
  • 7:30pm – 8:00pm – Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer
  • 8:00pm – 8:30pm – Jeff Samardzija, Matt Garza, Scott Baker and Scott Feldman
  • 8:30pm – 9:00pm – Darwin Barney, Anthony Rizzo and David DeJesus
  • 9:00pm – 9:30pm – Len Kasper, Jim Deshaies, Pat Hughes and Keith Moreland

Additional Friday Activities

  • Autograph Hunt Game
  • Cubs Bingo

Saturday, January 19

9:30am – 10:30am – WGN Radio’s Meet Cubs Baseball Management hosted by Dave Eanet – Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Randy Bush, Shiraz Rehman and Dale Sveum

11:00am – 12:00pm – WGN Radio’s Cubs Minor Leaguers “From Draft Day to the Big Leagues” hosted by Garry Meier and Dave Eanet – Javier Baez, Dallas Beeler, Marcus Hatley, Barret Loux, Trey McNutt, Hector Rondon, Zac Rosscup, Nick Struck, Matt Szczur, Logan Watkins, Robert Whitenack and Tony Zych

12:30pm – 1:30pm – WGN Radio’s Kids Only Press Conference hosted by Bill Leff – Darwin Barney, David DeJesus, Brooks Raley, Anthony Rizzo and Chris Rusin

2:00pm – 3:00pm – WGN Radio’s Not Just for Women hosted by Carol Roth – Scott Baker, Shawn Camp, Matt Garza, James Russell and Travis Wood

4:00pm – 6:00pm – WGN Radio’s Sports Central Live Broadcast with Jim Memolo and Glen Kozlowski

  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm – Welington Castillo and David DeJesus
  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm – Jeff Samardzija and Darwin Barney
  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm – Shawn Camp, Starlin Castro and Tony Campana
  • 5:30pm – 6:00pm – Brett Jackson, Anthony Rizzo and Edwin Jackson

Saturday Sessions

Ricketts Family Forum hosted by Len Kasper. Tom, Laura, Pete and Todd will discuss the first three years of owning the Cubs

Dale Sveum and the Coaching Staff hosted by Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies – Dale Sveum, Jamie Quirk, Chris Bosio, James Rowson, Rob Deer, Lester Strode, Dave McKay and David Bell

Renew Wrigley Field – Cubs executives will discuss what lies ahead for the renovations of Wrigley Field. Renderings of the proposed changes are expected to be unveiled during this session.

Cubs Jeopardy – featuring Milt Pappas, Scott Sanderson, Lee Smith, Rick Sutcliffe, Jose Cardenal, Jody Davis, Randy Hundley and Todd Walker

Cubs Family Feud – featuring Bobby Dernier, Jon Lieber, Gary Matthews Sr., Billy Williams, Michael Bowden, Shawn Camp, Brett Jackson and Ian Stewart

Meet the New Cubs hosted by Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies – Scott Baker, Scott Feldman, Edwin Jackson, Dioner Navarro and Nate Schierholtz

Additional Saturday Activities

  • Rookie of the Year Movie Night
  • Chicago Cubs Sock Hop
  • Fantasy Broadcasting Booth

Sunday, January 20

Sunday Sessions

Down on the Farm featuring Jason McLeod, Joe Bohringer, Brandon Hyde, Josh Vitters and Chris Rusin

Stat Sundays featuring Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies

For the eighth straight year, the CCO will be in attendance and will provide daily recaps, plus we will be tweeting information and photos from the convention.

Scheduled attendees for the 28th Cubs Convention

  • Javier Baez
  • Scott Baker
  • Ernie Banks
  • Darwin Barney
  • Dallas Beeler
  • David Bell
  • Joe Bohringer
  • Mike Borzello
  • Chris Bosio
  • Michael Bowden
  • Randy Bush
  • Shawn Camp
  • Jose Cardenal
  • Starlin Castro
  • Tony Campana
  • Welington Castillo
  • Steve Clevenger
  • Jody Davis
  • David DeJesus
  • Rob Deer
  • Bobby Dernier
  • Jim Deshaies
  • Theo Epstein
  • Scott Feldman
  • Kyuji Fujikawa
  • Matt Garza
  • Marcus Hatley
  • Todd Hollandsworth
  • Jed Hoyer
  • Pat Hughes
  • Randy Hundley
  • Brandon Hyde
  • Brett Jackson
  • Edwin Jackson
  • Ferguson Jenkins
  • Len Kasper
  • Andy Lane
  • Jon Lieber
  • Barret Loux
  • Carlos Marmol
  • Gary Matthews Sr.
  • Dave McKay
  • Jason McLeod
  • Trey McNutt
  • Keith Moreland
  • Dioner Navarro
  • Dave Otto
  • Milt Pappas
  • Jamie Quirk
  • Brooks Raley
  • Shiraz Rehman
  • Laura Ricketts
  • Pete Ricketts
  • Todd Ricketts
  • Tom Ricketts
  • Anthony Rizzo
  • Hector Rondon
  • Zac Rosscup
  • James Rowson
  • Chris Rusin
  • James Russell
  • Jeff Samardzija
  • Scott Sanderson
  • Dave Sappelt
  • Nate Schierholtz
  • Judd Sirott
  • Lee Smith
  • Nick Struck
  • Alfonso Soriano
  • Ian Stewart
  • Lester Strode
  • Rick Sutcliffe
  • Dale Sveum
  • Matt Szczur
  • Josh Vitters
  • Todd Walker
  • Logan Watkins
  • Robert Whitenack
  • Billy Williams
  • Tim Wilken
  • Kerry Wood
  • Travis Wood
  • Tony Zych

Weekend passes are still available on and this year’s passes are baseball-shaped with the Cubs Convention logo in between the seams.

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

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