Cubs Reportedly Cancelling Cubs Convention for the Second Straight Year

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Cubs Reportedly Cancelling Cubs Convention for the Second Straight Year

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For the second straight year, the Chicago Cubs will not be holding their annual fan convention.

No CubsCon. Again. This sucks.

While I appreciate any reasonable considerations about safety in the community, and while I also understand that these decisions have to be made months in advance for logistical reasons, I’m nonetheless really disappointed. We will be almost two years into the pandemic come mid-January, when the Convention would’ve been held, and we will be over a year into a vaccination program that will have long given everyone interested a chance to participate (over age 5). I won’t pretend to know the perfect time to flip the switch back to doing normal things again while recognizing that this virus has become endemic, but it’s gotta be coming at some point. Maybe January isn’t the time. But sometime.

(Note that the White Sox also cancelled their fan convention, so you can dispense with any conspiracy theories about the Cubs wanting to avoid fans. I don’t think this is that.)

For me, I’m just bummed about this one in particular because the Convention is a great offseason excuse to see friends, participate in stupid fun Cubs stuff, and gear up for the season. I’m not gonna scream and pout – the league might’ve locked out the players at that point anyway – but I feel like it’s OK for me to be disappointed today.



Author: Brett Taylor

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