No surprises at Cubs Convention opening ceremony

If you wanted to see Jake Arrieta… you’ll have to wait.

Some people thought the Cubs might be saving a surprise introduction of a big free-agent signing at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Cubs Convention, say, the return of Jake Arrieta or the first Cubs look at Yu Darvish.

No such luck. If the Cubs are to sign Arrieta or Darvish, it’ll have to wait until after the convention is over.

Honestly, these ceremonies are beginning to become routine. Tom Ricketts, as he’s done the last couple of years, came out and gave a pep-rally style introduction and showed a video of Wrigley Field changes, then introduced Pat Hughes, who as always served as the master of ceremonies.

Quite a number of former Cubs, termed one of the largest numbers ever, was introduced. Loud ovations went to David Ross, as well as Kerry Wood. Then I saw this:

Great to see reception Zambrano received at #Cubs Convention. Welcome back, Big Z

— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) January 13, 2018

Big Z looked in pretty good shape; he’ll be 37 in June and this is really his first time in front of Cubs fans since he left the team …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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