The Chicago Cubs will host their annual convention coming up in January in downtown Chicago. This is an annual event where the organizations get the chance to really interact with the fans in different sessions and settings, and this year will be no different. Fans will have plenty of opportunities to meet their favorite players, and them all sorts of questions, and even challenge them to different games and activities.
However, weaving through the bulletin of fun and experiences, there is a blaring absence to the lineup.
The Chicago Cubs Convention will not have Ricketts forum, or business update.
You can go no wrong with bringing some World Series champions back. I can only assume we’ll be seeing Ben Zobrist, Dexter Fowler, and maybe even Jon Lester. And honoring the 1984 squad 40 years later will absolutely provide us with some memorable moments. But looking through the autograph signings, the Harry Carayoke, and other fun activities, I notice no Ricketts family forum or business operations update – basically leaving Jed Hoyer and Carter Hawkins to fend for themselves.
This is a time for Cubs fans to hear from the owner about topics such as spending, expenses, and potential opportunities for more funding to come in (remember the Marquee Sports Network announcement?). Could this be because of the dead silence we’ve gone through free agency thus far (yes, still early, but we’re still waiting)? Could it be with the potential, maybe even probable, return of Sammy Sosa to Wrigley Field? Could it just be as simple as a scheduling mishap? Who knows. But this is what we’ll be speculating on until the convention starts.