I always enjoy the annual Chicago Cubs Convention and a big reason is because it is the first baseball related event I attend in the new year. This one marks my fourth year in a row and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store.
The convention in is Downtown Chicago at the Sheraton Riverfront hotel. It’s very luxurious with fantastic accommodations. Throughout the entire convention there are different meeting, seminars, and receptions going on in various rooms. On Sunday I will experience something new when I sit in on the “Down on the Farm” session as a panelist. I am very excited and honored to be a part of that and talk Cubs baseball.
It is always a whorl-wind at the convention because there are so many people you want to take the opportunity to see, but there is only so much time you have to work with. I landed in Chicago and within an hour I was at the CSN Chicago studio catching up with Senior Director of Digital Media TK Gore. Then straight from there I went to the convention for the media reception where I got the chance to run into a lot of the Cubs front office staff and some of the great beat writers that cover the Cubs every day.
One big topic circulating through the convention and its attendees is the celebration of the 100 year anniversary of Wrigley Field. The Cubs announced they will celebrate and honor each decade of the second oldest stadium in the majors throughout the season by wearing different jerseys and having various promotions. At some point they will wear the jerseys of the 1984 NL East division champion Cubs, of which many of the players were in attendance at the convention today to celebrate their 30th anniversary.