Jeremy is at the Cubs Convention this weekend and providing updates via our Twitter account. We will post his tweets to the site for those of you that reject Twitter.
3:30 pm – Welcome to the 2011 Chicago Cubs Convention.
3:38 pm – Greg Maddux has pulled out of the convention. A replacement is expected soon.
4:04 pm – I won an Aramis Ramirez autograph.
4:25 pm – Hey Jody Davis…oops sorry random old guy.
4:37 pm – Hour and 20 minutes in. 140 dollars down. Time for the first adult beverage.
4:50 pm – Doug Glanville… Really??? Have a captain and coke. It’s only ten dollars.
5:13 pm – First Woo-Woo encounter. Opening Ceremonies in 2 minutes
5:23 pm – Moment of silence for phil and ron. Now introductions. The crowd loves the Sarge. I love Bill Buckner.
5:32 pm – It appears we have 3 guys left in our farm system. On the bright side Matt Garza is here.
5:35 pm – Marlon Byrd gets a huge ovation. Well deserved!
5:36 pm – Castro love trumps Byrd.
5:38 pm – Koyie Hill throws out some Sammy esque kisses to the crowd.
5:42 pm – OMG Carlos Silva ate Blake Dewitt.
5:44 pm – Z gets the biggest cheer. A few boos ZZZZZ….
5:45 pm – Last but not least Kerry Wood and the crowd goes wild. Kerry throws out the first pitch into the crowd.
5:48 pm – Breaking news: Kerry Wood has injured his ACL, PCL, MCL, and Rotator Cuff throwing out the first pitch
5:56 pm – Go Cubs Go… It appears this is what Chicago has been waiting for.
6:05 pm – It’s chaos as the autograph treasure hunt begins. My first surprise is Lee Smith.
6:48 pm – Things have cooled as the autograph hunt/session is coming to an end. Waiting on Randy Hundley now.
6:57 pm – Drunk guy screams “ahh Biiiill Buuckkner” in his autograph line. It is hard to see who is sitting at each table. Poor Billy Buck.
7:05 pm – Just donated to and signed up for the Big Z foundation. They are doing good things.
7:31 pm – Smith, Buckner, Pappas, Jenkins, Walker, Carpenter, Trout, Pena, G. Perry, Beckert, among those who signed. Cubs bingo rolling now.
7:37 pm – Great prizes for Cubs bingo. Game worn jersys, flags from wrigley, etc.
7:39 pm – Soriano jersey brings loud boos.
7:43 pm – See you in the morning Cub fans.