Leave Maddon Alone

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I wish I had been at the Cubs Convention this weekend. My family and I were making plans to go out of town when the tickets to the Convention went on sale. Things changed, and we are actually in town, and I would have liked to have attended in this Continue reading Leave Maddon Alone

The Best Cubs Convention, So Far

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I personally haven’t been to the Cubs Convention since 2012, when it was still being held at the Hilton and the Chicago Cubs were still very bad at baseball.  We pretty much learned this weekend, straight from Theo Epstein’s mouth, that that was by design, just as he intimated all Continue reading The Best Cubs Convention, So Far

Guest Post: Crawly on the Cubs Convention

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Note: The following is a guest post from Crawly, a familiar sight to most of you that go to the Cubs Convention.  You can follow Crawly at his Twitter, crawly’s cub kingdom, and probably meet him since he camps out to get the best seats for the Opening Ceremony.  The Continue reading Guest Post: Crawly on the Cubs Convention

I Am Sad

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Behind the Ivy and Anno have both chimed in on the thing that is the most prominent in Cubs Nation today. Sometime in the evening of Friday January 23, 2015 the Chicago Cubs lost arguably the greatest player in the history of the franchise, ambassador of the game of baseball Continue reading I Am Sad

Dexter Fowler Answers Most of Cubs Remaining Questions

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One of the great mysteries of the Cubs Convention was the whereabouts of Luis Valbuena.  As we found out this morning, he, along with pitcher Dan Straily, were traded to the Houston Astros for outfielder Dexter Fowler.  While the cost to acquire Fowler is admittedly high, sending Luis Valbuena to Continue reading Dexter Fowler Answers Most of Cubs Remaining Questions

The Great Chicago Fire of 20–

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In between taking the boy to Cub Scouts and going grocery shopping, I got to check out the Twitters to see what you crazy fans at the Cubs Convention were up to.  Yeah, we know the bleachers won’t be ready for Opening Night (boo hoo), but that was always a Continue reading The Great Chicago Fire of 20–

Stuff to read while everyone else is at the Cubs Convention

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Today was my birthday.  I had considered going to Cubs Convention a while back, but decided not to.  Thankfully everyone else on Team WSD decided to brave the crowds (SOLD OUT!) and will bring you news later.  For the time being, here’s some stuff I gleaned while perusing the Twitters Continue reading Stuff to read while everyone else is at the Cubs Convention

Are You Ready?

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Tomorrow, the 2015 Chicago Cubs campaign kicks off! While the season opener is still a month and a half away, pitchers and catchers report in a month, tomorrow is the official start of the 2015 season to me. The annual Cubs Convention kicks off tomorrow night, drawing thousands of fans Continue reading Are You Ready?

Remembering 1984

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I was not able to get back to Chicago to attend this year’s Cubs Convention (Behind the Ivy recaps the 2014 event here), though I have attended a convention before and it was awesome. I was able to join the late (unfortunately) Stephanie Leathers who was the Publisher & Editor Continue reading Remembering 1984

Winds of Change, Uncertainty Blow Around 2014 Cubs Convention

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This year’s annual opportunity for adult fans to complain ask questions to the team’s leadership and for children to get autographs, pictures, and souvenirs from their favorite Cubs players (past, present and future), was held in Chicago at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers this weekend.  Not much new information was Continue reading Winds of Change, Uncertainty Blow Around 2014 Cubs Convention