Steven Vernon of Danville, Iowa, says has been wanting "forever" to go to the Cubs Convention, but never felt it was safe enough for him to park in the “Big City." This year, however, he thought he'd give it a try.
Former Cubs GM Jim Hendry was conspicuously seen at popular Cubs Convention hangout Kitty O’Sheas Saturday afternoon, knocking back bottom shelf gin, along with whatever else he could get his hands on.
“There’s nothing like the taste of a black Sharpie for breakfast,” said little Timmy Jepson, the victim of Marmol’s errant John Hancock. “But hopefully I can get a few extra bucks when I try to sell my autographed face on eBay.“
For the last 13 years, John Doyle, his brother Tim and their buddy Ray Clark have converged on the Chicago Hilton for the annual Cubs Convention. Their itinerary consists of: hawking for autographs, buying some old Vinelines and hopefully “getting some,” but the main highlight for these guys is smoking outside the hotel.
The 2011 Cubs Convention is in the books. We had a blast at The Heckler booth talking with Cubs fans and selling T-shirts and whatever the hell else it is we do there. What was the biggest highlight? Probably when our mascot Chug-Chug the Comeback Clown met Tom Ricketts and even got to shake hands with the guy.
"The only reason we won a World Series was to stick it in the face of Cubs fans forever," said GM Kenny Williams. "This year's SoxFest is going to be great."