Theo Epstein, players and coaches headline the 33rd annual Cubs Convention

The Cubs announced Convention attendees Monday.

The 33rd annual Cubs Convention kicks off at the Sheraton Grand Chicago this Friday, January 12. As always, it’s a weekend of talking baseball, seeing Cubs past and present, getting autographs, and hearing from management about plans for the upcoming season.

The Opening Ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Friday. As they have the last couple of years, the player introductions will be on an elevated runway that will provide special VIP access for children 16-and-under. Following the Opening Ceremony, there will be the usual “autograph hunt” with Cubs alumni and future stars conducting exciting surprise autograph signings. The event’s first day concludes with a special Friday Night with Ryan Dempster show, featuring interviews with Cubs players, coaches and alumni and comedy vignettes.

On Saturday, the always-popular Baseball Operations Update, Business Operations Update, Joe Maddon & His Coaching Staff and Ricketts Family sessions will take place, along with fan favorites such as the return of Cubs Jeopardy, which features unique trivia with Cubs alumni.

Saturday’s line-up has been updated to include Toeing the Rubber and In the Batter’s Box sessions. The popular Kids Only Press Conference is now 15 minutes longer and …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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