Cubs Convention Day Two: The Owners, the Management and Remembering Ronnie

Day two of the 26th Annual Cubs Convention was filled with information and fond memories of Ron Santo. The Ricketts Family Forum led off the day and Jim Hendry, Mike Quade and Randy Bush answered question after question on the current team as well as the plans for the future. Tom Ricketts announced the team […]

Cubs Convention Day One: Cubs Eye the Future and Honor a Legend

It is the same hotel and mostly the same crowd but there was a lot of indifference at day one of the 2011 Cubs Convention. The excitement for Cubs baseball still ran through the halls of the Hilton but what could be called optimism for the upcoming season in the past was replaced by questions […]

2011 Cubs Convention Schedule and Attendees

The schedule for the 26th Annual Cubs Convention was released on Tuesday. The three-day event begins on Friday at the Hilton Chicago. Cubs past and present, the front office and the Ricketts family will be in attendance … as well as the newest Cubs, Matt Garza and Carlos Pena, plus Aramis Ramirez is scheduled to […]

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 […]

Cubs Convention Day Three: Depth Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm … presented by the VineLine was the final session of the weekend. Mike Huang, editor of the VineLine hosted the session that featured Oneri Fleita (Vice President of Player Personnel) and Tim Wilken (Cubs Scouting Director) … along with Andrew Cashner, Brett Jackson, James Adduci and Welington Castillo.

Cubs Convention Day Two: Lou Piniella, Crane Kenney and the Afternoon Sessions

The afternoon sessions on Saturday have been a little more relaxed in recent years … but not at the 25th Cubs Convention. After Lou Piniella and his coaching staff fielded more questions and revealed a couple of interesting tidbits, Crane Kenney and the Cubs Business Management dealt with a variety of topics …

Cubs Convention Day Two: Meet Cubs Baseball Management

Lou Piniella, Jim Hendry and Randy Bush followed the Ricketts family on Saturday morning. Bob Sirott and Dave Eanet hosted the Meet Cubs Baseball Management session. The Cubs are not done adding players from what Jim Hendry indicated on Saturday morning. Hendry said the Cubs are not looking to add a free agent starter but […]

Cubs Convention Day Two: Meet the Ricketts

Saturday at the Cubs Convention is filled with one session after the other … and the 25th annual gathering did not break from the norm. The first session on Day Two of the Convention was Meet the Owners hosted by Len Kasper. The Ricketts family discussed a variety of topics from Jim Hendry to the […]

Optimistic Excitement at the 25th Cubs Convention

For one weekend a year the Chicago Hilton is turned blue. This year, however, it is just a little different. The Cubs have new owners and there was renewed optimism once again at the first day of the Cubs Convention. Familiar faces, with some new ones mixed in, packed every square foot of the grand […]

Are You Ready for Some Baseball?

As Belinda Carlisle once opined (oh yes, I am going there), Heaven Is a Place on Earth. And while Kevin Costner might claim it’s Iowa, the Chicago Hilton and Towers does its best to displace Cubs fans from reality for one weekend a year. And that weekend begins today. Long-time CCO readers know that I […]