Day Two of 2011 Cubs Convention in Tweets

ClarkAddison ClarkAddison:  Dave Kingman is hangin’ at Kitty O’Shea’s, watching football. #CubsCon ClarkAddison ClarkAddison:  It’s melt down time for the kids! Parents, get those kids fed & to bed! #CubsCon ClarkAddison ClarkAddison:  Carlos Pena is talking World Series. Not a bad thing. #CubsCon ClarkAddison ClarkAddison:  Koyie Hill still signing autographs, 30mins after his appearance. Good […]

January 16, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Chicago, event, feature, live report, manager, Mike Quade, Team Ownership  One Comment

Day One of 2011 Cubs Convention in Tweets

ClarkAddison ClarkAddison:  I bought a couple. RT @CubsInsider: You can get Cubs Charities 50/50 raffle tickets for $5 downstairs #CubsCon http://yfrog.com/h8aiyhoj  ClarkAddison ClarkAddison:  ROCKSTARS: RT @ataccini: @JulieDiCaro @aisle424 @danieldschell @adambuckled @tonyafathead @fatheaddesign #CubsCon http://twitpic.com/3q3a1j  ClarkAddison ClarkAddison:  New meaning to “Let’s Play Two” RT @cubfanMike: certainly not Harwell, he was a true gentleman. No Mr Cub! […]

January 14, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: event, feature, live report  One Comment

Welcome to the Hilton Chicago

Arriving at the Cubs Convention, I was pleased with how smooth parking and hotel check-in went at the Hilton Chicago. There are Cubs signs and fans everywhere and the staff is wearing Cubs logo “Hilton Staff” t-shirts. There is definately a nice vibe developing here. I was greeted in my room with a copy of […]

January 14, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Chicago, event, live report, observations  One Comment

Reporting live from the Cubs Convention

Beginning tomorrow and running through Sunday is the 26th annual Cubs Fan Convention at the Hilton & Towers on South Michigan Avenue in the great city of Chicago. After 25 consecutive years of waffling on whether or not to attend my first Cubs Convention, I’ve finally decided to grab my camera and go this year. […]

January 13, 2011  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Chicago, event, feature, live report, news, observations  One Comment

Note to Hendry – Make no little plans

Cubs GM Jim Hendry said at the Cubs Convention that last year’s off season player market moved slower than previous years, with many deals coming in the final days before spring training. He expected this year to be similar to last and so far this has proven to be so. So we Cub fans have […]

January 26, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, Hot Stove, Jim Hendry, lineup, roster, spring training  No Comments

Ricketts should keep eye on the ball

Tom Ricketts is a smart, likeable guy. He talks a good game for the most part, but most of what I hear lately has very little to do with winning baseball in 2010.  I heard a Lou soundbite from the Cubs Convention: ‘We have a good team up here in Chicago’ he said. And Lou […]

January 20, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Hot Stove, Jim Hendry, lineup, Lou Piniella, observations, players, playoffs, Ricketts family, Team Ownership  No Comments

Dawson the big draw at Cubs Convention

With the 25th annual Cubs Convention next week, I am struck by who the most exciting, most anticipated player in attendance will be. No, it won’t be a big star from last season or a high profile acquisition for this coming season. No, the biggest player appearance will be from a guy who hasn’t played for […]

January 10, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: awards, observations, players, roster, Team Ownership  No Comments