2017 Chicago Cubs Convention Preview, List of Attendees


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The 2017 Chicago Cubs Convention for 2017 is obviously sold out. Given that little news event in early November that you might have heard about, the World Series win (it was on all the home pages, you probably clicked on something about it somewhere) the Chicago Cubs now own this town. Sorry Blackhawks, your run was fun while it lasted. 

Today the club released the full list of attendees for the 32nd Annual Cubs Convention, accompanied by a partial list of events and panels. 

Let’s run down the list.

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The highlight for most attending Cubs Convention will be the chance to snap a photo with the World Series trophy, formally known as the Commissioner’s Trophy. Go to this link to get an update on the trophy tour, and all of its next stops.

Also, in the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye edition you can read a story containing all the details about what goes into caring for and transporting this coveted prize. Lots of baseball facts and figures, notes, nuggets and tidbits in there. 

The Cubs Convention Opening Ceremony begins Friday, January 13, at 6 p.m., kicking off the weekend with player introductions on an elevated runway at the Sheraton Grand.

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Cubs Convention attendees (partial, some of the more notable names):

Major League Players:

Arismendy Alcantara, INF/OF
Jake Arrieta, RHP
Javier Baez, INF
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
Jon Lester, LHP
Anthony Rizzo, INF
Albert Almora, OF
Kris Bryant, INF


Addison Russell, INF
Kyle Schwarber, C/OF

Cubs Alumni:

Randy Hundley, C
Fergie Jenkins, RHP
Jon Lieber, RHP
Ted Lilly, LHP
Bill Madlock, INF
Gary Matthews, OF
Lee Smith, RHP
Rick Sutcliffe, RHP
Steve Trout, LHP
Billy Williams, OF
Kerry Wood, RHP
Scott Sanderson, RHP
Ryne Sandberg, INF

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Team Executives:

Tom Ricketts, Chairman
Laura Ricketts, Board Member
Todd Ricketts, Board Member
Theo Epstein, President, Baseball Operations
Crane Kenney, President, Business Operations

Baseball Staff/Broadcasters:

Jed Hoyer, EVP/GM
Jason McLeod, SVP, Scouting & Player Development
Pat Hughes, Radio Broadcaster
Ron Coomer, Radio Broadcaster, INF (2001)
Len Kasper, TV Broadcaster
Jim Deshaies, TV Broadcaster


Special Guest:
Clark, Team Mascot

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, partnered with FOX Sports Engage Network. and News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, currently contributes regularly to the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye publication. 

He also consistently appears on numerous radio and television talk shows all across the country. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram and Sound Cloud

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