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Monday, January 9, 2017

Here is the list of confirmed attendees and panels for the 2017 Cubs Convention

Registration has changed:
On Friday, registration will open at noon and will be located on Level 1 (the lowest level).
On Saturday, registration will open at 8:00 a.m. and will return to the normal spot - to the left of the lobby entrance on the main level.

Saturday panel sessions will include:
Baseball Operations
Cubs Business Operations Update
Joe Maddon and His Coaching Staff
Kids Only Press Conference
Ricketts Family
Cubs Jeopardy
On the Mound (New for 2017 and scheduled to feature Jake Arrieta, Kyle Hendricks, Mike Montgomery and Wade Davis)
All-Star Infield (New for 2017 and scheduled to feature Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell and Ben Zobrist)
Cubs Legends (New for 2017 - Ryno?  Billy Williams?  Steve Trout?)

World Series trophy on display:
The World Series Trophy will be on display at the Convention in the "Cubs Trophy Room" and will be available for fan photos.

Current Players:
Albert Almora Jr., OF
Jake Arrieta, RHP
Javier Baez, INF
Kris Bryant, INF
Jeimer Candelario, INF
Willson Contreras, C
Wade Davis, RHP
Brian Duensing, LHP
Carl Edwards Jr., RHP
Justin Grimm, RHP
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
Jason Heyward, OF
Jon Jay, OF
John Lackey, RHP
Jon Lester, LHP
Miguel Montero, C
Mike Montgomery, LHP
Felix Pena, RHP
Anthony Rizzo, INF
Hector Rondon, RHP
Jose Rosario, RHP
Addison Russell, INF
Kyle Schwarber, C/OF
Pedro Strop, RHP
Matt Szczur, OF
Rob Zastryzny, LHP
Ben Zobrist, INF/OF

Cubs Alumni:
John Baker, C
Jim Bullinger, RHP
Jose Cardenal, OF
Jody Davis, C
Ryan Dempster, RHP
Bobby Dernier, OF
Bob Howry, RHP
Randy Hundley, C
Fergie Jenkins, RHP
Jay Johnstone, OF
Pete LaCock, INF/OF  (1st Convention Appearance)
Ted Lilly, LHP
Bill Madlock, INF
Gary Matthews, OF
Sean Marshall, LHP (1st Convention Appearance since he was active Cub)
Brian McRae, OF (1st Convention Appearance since he was active Cub)
Dave Otto, LHP
Mike Remlinger, LHP
David Ross, C (So strange to see him on the Alumni list!)
Glendon Rusch, LHP
Ryne Sandberg, INF
Scott Sanderson, RHP
Dwight Smith, OF
Lee Smith, RHP
Tim Stoddard, RHP
Steve Trout, LHP
Todd Walker, INF
Billy Williams, OF
Kerry Wood, RHP

Coaching Staff:
Joe Maddon, Manager
Mike Borzello, Catching Coach
Chris Bosio, Pitching Coach
Tim Buss, Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
Franklin Font, Staff Assistant
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

Baseball Staff/Broadcasters:
Theo Epstein, President, Baseball Operations
Jed Hoyer, EVP, General Manager
Jason McLeod, SVP, Scouting & Player Development
Randy Bush, Asst. General Manager
Shiraz Rehman, Asst. General Manager
Jaron Madison, Director, Player Development
Matt Dorey, Director, Amateur Scouting
Andrew Belleson, Public Address Announcer
Ron Coomer, Radio Broadcaster
Jim Deshaies, TV Broadcaster
Pat Hughes, Radio Broadcaster
Len Kasper, TV Broadcaster

Team Executives:
Tom Ricketts, Chairman
Laura Ricketts, Board Member
Todd Ricketts, Board Member
Crane Kenney, President, Business Operations

Special Guest:
Clark, Team Mascot


  1. Woohoo! Thanks for coming back from the honeymoon, KB!

  2. Is this typically all they will post before the convention? Will they provide any schedules with times or just at registration?

    1. Yes, this is all they give out Pre-Convention. Starting Friday they will have signs with session times posted.

  3. Does anyone know what time registration closes on Friday? We are arriving later in the evening and may miss the opening programs.

    Thanks! First time convention go-er, 15+ year season ticket holder.

  4. Id like to know when registration closes on friday as well, anyone know if we will be good to go if we get there by noon.