The Chicago Cubs sent a reminder email to folks about the 2015 Cubs Convention, and, within, they mention that several former Cubs are already confirmed to attend: Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins, Mark DeRosa, and Ryan Dempster.
In some ways, it’s a humorous collection, but I imagine that, for many fans who followed the Cubs of the last 15 years especially closely, that’s a completely fair grouping of players. That is to say: there are large contingents of fans that love them some Mark DeRosa and Ryan Dempster. I’ve got no issue with it.
It is fun to know that DeRosa and Dempster (now officially retired) will be in attendance, because the crowd is going to go nuts for them. Will their Opening Ceremonies cheer rival that of Tony Campana? I guess we’ll just have to wait until January 16 to find out.
My early bet is that DeRosa is the guy to do it.