"The joy of traveling to Chicago during the middle of winter when the temperatures are well below freezing, only to be mobbed by a bunch of close-talking, chubby Cubs fans in sweat pants with nacho cheese on their faces is just the best," said Arrieta."A lot of those fans love to show off by proving to me that they know my stats better than I do. That never gets old. Trust me.
When you're as wacky as Joe Maddon, sometimes you wake up in an impound lot. That's what happened Friday morning when the Cubs manager's 1970s "Cousin Eddie" van was towed from outside the Cubs Convention hotel downtown, where it was apparently parked illegally.
Police were called to the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers early Saturday morning when fans stumbling back to their rooms at 2 a.m. found the dead body of new Cubs mascot, Clark the Cub, on lower N. Water Street.
"Oh man, these funeral directors are way more cheery than those clowns from the Cubs Convention," said Hilton bellman Steve Jones. "Every year you'd see the same dead-eyed Cubs fans walking around in Mark Grace jerseys convincing themselves this was finally the year. It's great to be done with that crap."
With the majority of the 2013 Cubs roster already playing baseball in Triple-A, the Cubs have decided to hold their annual Cubs Convention at the local La Quinta Inn in Des Moines, Iowa.
Thanks to everyone who visited The Heckler's booth at the 2012 Cubs Convention. It was a lot of fun and it seems like there's a pretty good feeling in the air about the Cubs right now, but one that's a little more real than the feelings of delusional bliss in recent years (dating back to the year the Model T came out in fact).