A Creative Off-Season Ahead for Hendry?

As the baseball world converged on the Happiest Place on Earth, the rumor mill picked up a little steam Monday as Jim Hendry prepared for the GM Meetings. In recent years, Hendry has laid the groundwork on free agent signings and trades during this week. According to a report from Bruce Levine, Jim Hendry “will […]

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 […]

2010 Cubs Convention Schedule and Attendees

The schedule for the 25th Annual Cubs Convention was released on Monday. The three-day event begins on Friday at the Hilton Chicago. Cubs past and present will be in attendance as well as the newest Cubs, Marlon Byrd and Rudy Jaramillo. The Meet the Owners session on Saturday morning with the Ricketts family should be […]

2010 Cubs Convention

Details of the 2010 Cubs Convention have begun surfacing with only six days until the annual event at the Chicago Hilton … the 25th Cubs Convention kicks off on Friday, January 15. Here is a compiled list of attendees from several sources as well as a portion of the schedule. The full schedule and attendee […]

Honoring the Hawk and Checking in on the Cubs

Andre Dawson became the 46th former Chicago Cub to be elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday. The Hawk was the only player voted into Cooperstown by the BBWAA this year, which created a ton of controversy throughout the game. Andre Dawson is a class act and his induction into the Hall of Fame […]

Out With the Old … In With Twenty-Ten

Happy New Year from everyone at the CCO! The countdown has begun for the Twenty-Ten season and here are a few numbers to put it into perspective … 14, 45, 62 and 94. As in 14 days until the 25th Annual Cubs Convention, 45 days until pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park and 62 […]

Day Three…Interest in the Cubs at an All-Time High

The 24th Annual Cubs Convention concluded on Sunday with two final sessions, “Meet Cubs Business Management” and “Down on the Farm“….but it did not go out without a bang. Moments after the Convention officially ended at 1:00pm, news surfaced that the Cubs traded once sure thing and five-tool prospect Felix Pie to the Baltimore Orioles […]

Session After Session….Day Two at the Cubs Convention

Day two at the Cubs Convention can turn into information overload. The entire day is filled with one session after the other beginning at 9:00am. Saturday began with the extremely popular Meet Cubs Baseball Management with Jim Hendry, Randy Bush and Crane Kenney. Lou Piniella was absent from the session with the flu…the Cubs’ skipper […]

A Beautiful Day for a Convention

When Pat Hughes stepped to the microphone to kickoff the 24th Annual Cubs Convention he announced it was two below zero outside but hearing Mr. Hughes and his familiar voice meant one thing….the baseball season is right around the corner. The Hilton was filled to the brim, some even said it’s more crowded this year […]

2009 Cubs Convention Schedule and Attendees

The 24th Annual Cubs Convention will kickoff on Friday afternoon at the Hilton Chicago and thanks to the Tribune here is the schedule for the three-day event that unofficially kicks off the 2009 season. The CCO has also compiled a list of scheduled attendees, in alphabetical order. Cubs past and present will be in attendance […]