Cubs Convention Schedules and Can’t Miss Events

The annual Cubs Convention is always a much anticipated event. Since this year might be more anticipated than most, we wanted to make sure that anyone going to the Cubs Convention could properly plan their weekend.

Remember, this is a completely¬†SOLD OUT¬†event. So don’t just show up at the Sheraton Grand Chicago expecting to partake in the festivities.

Confirmed players

Andury Acevedo, RHP
Arismendy Alcantara, INF/OF
Jake Arrieta, RHP
Javier Baez, INF
Dallas Beeler, RHP
Rex Brothers, LHP
Kris Bryant, INF
Trevor Cahill, RHP
Jeimer Candelario, INF
Carl Edwards Jr., RHP
Justin Grimm, RHP
Jason Hammel, RHP
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
Jason Heyward, OF
Pierce Johnson, RHP
Eric Jokisch, LHP
John Lackey, RHP
Jon Lester, LHP
Miguel Montero, C
Edgar Olmos, LHP
Neil Ramirez, RHP
Clayton Richard, LHP
Anthony Rizzo, INF
Hector Rondon, RHP
David Ross, C
Zac Rosscup, LHP
Addison Russell, INF
Kyle Schwarber, C
Jorge Soler, OF
Pedro Strop, RHP
Matt Szczur, OF
Dan Vogelbach, INF
Adam Warren, RHP
Travis Wood, LHP
Ben Zobrist, INF

Confirmed alumni

John Baker, C
Jose Cardenal, OF
Ryan Dempster, RHP
Bobby Dernier, OF
Scott Eyre, LHP
Randy Hundley, C
Fergie Jenkins, RHP
Jon Lieber, RHP
Bill Madlock, INF
Dave Otto, LHP, Broadcaster
Ryne Sandberg, INF
Scott Sanderson, RHP
Lee Smith, RHP
Tim Stoddard, RHP
Rick Sutcliffe, RHP
Steve Trout, LHP
Billy Williams, OF
Kerry Wood, RHP

Confirmed coaches, executives, and staff

Joe Maddon, Manager
Mike Borzello, Catching Coach
Chris Bosio, Pitching Coach
Tim Buss, Strength & Conditioning Coach
Eric Hinske, Asst. Hitting Coach
Brandon Hyde, First Base Coach
Gary Jones, Third Base Coach
John Mallee, Hitting Coach
Dave Martinez, Bench Coach
Chad Noble, Bullpen Catcher
Lester Strode, Bullpen Coach

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
Randy Bush, Assistant GM
Shiraz Rehman, Assistant GM
Jaron Madison, Director, Player Development
Ron Coomer, Radio Broadcaster
Jim Deshaies, TV Broadcaster
Pat Hughes, Radio Broadcaster
Len Kasper, TV Broadcaster


Friday January 15

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony
7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Surprise Signings
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Friday Night with Ryan Dempster, presented by Budweiser

Saturday January 16

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Ricketts Family
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Cubs Jeopardy
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Baseball Management
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Life Off the Field
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Joe Maddon & His Coaching Staff
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Cubs Business Operations Update
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Cubs in Cooperstown
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Meet the New Cubs
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Rock Star Rookies, presented by Wintrust
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Kids Only Press Conference, presented by Advocate Children’s Hospital
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Cy Young Winners
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cubs Feud
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Cubs Bingo, presented by Budweiser

Sunday January 17
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Once a Cub, Always a Cub
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Down on the Farm

Make sure to plan your days accordingly. As you can imagine, there will be a ton of people there, confusion, lost kids, lost parents…

If you’re going, I’ll be there too! If you see me, let me know you read Chicago Style Sports and I’ll buy you a beer! (Or drink of your choice).

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2 comments on “Cubs Convention Schedules and Can’t Miss Events

  1. Bill North

    I’ll be there Jamie, to get my beer! Remember me? Cubs 1971 for a short time . Not! Just same name!

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