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2011 Cubs Convention Notes So Far

Chicago Cubs News

A quick rundown of a few newsworthy tidbits from this weekend’s Cubs Convention (larger news items will get a stand-alone article – like Carlos Silva suggesting he will definitely win a rotation spot):


  • The Cubs are not happy with former teammate Ryan Theriot – who tore his teammates apart after he was dealt last year, and then subsequently to the Cardinals – and suggest they’ll be taking some retributive action in 2011.
  • Ron Santo is going to get a statute at Wrigley, joining Ernie, Billy, and Harry.
  • Aramis Ramirez left an autograph session for contest winners when it became clear that a bunch of counterfeiters had mucked things up.
  • Tom Ricketts stands behind General Manager Jim Hendry.
  • AT&T is spending $5 million to make Wrigley a wireless hotspot, and the Cubs are growing ever closer to getting an electronic scoreboard to complement the traditional one.



Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.