If you have followed this blog over the years you know that come January things start to come back to life on the Boys of Spring website and this blog. And that is true this year more than ever, as this coming weekend I will be attending my very first Cubs Convention in Chicago. That will put me in good company as the Cubs new management core of Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, and Dale Sveum will be attending their first Cubs Convention also. As will some of the Cubs new players like the recently acquired 22 year old slugging first base prospect Anthony Rizzo. This coming weekend you can expect the same great photos, video, and inside info that you get here at BOS during Cubs spring training, as I immerse myself in all things Cubs at the 2012 convention!
Boys of Spring and I will be spending time at the convention with Tim O’Riley at the Wrigleyville Magazine/Between the Vines booth, so if you’re there stop by and say hello. We will have some giveaways and fun stuff, you could even win an autographed baseball card of the newest Cub Hall of Fame member Ron Santo.
My friends in Chicago tell me it’s been a mild winter so far. As I look at the temps for the windy city, I see it will be near 50 degrees tomorrow and Wednesday. Of course more winter like temps show up on Thursday with a high of 28 and a low of 12 degrees – wonderful, just in time for my arrival. I’m not complaining mind you because a dedicated Cubs fan will brave a little cold weather for the team. However since it will be around 70 degrees and sunny here in Mesa on Thursday when I fly out, it will be an adjustment.
The Cubs have been so busy this off-season the hot stove has been replaced by a microwave. So many new faces, it will be interesting to see what the roster actually looks like when spring training rolls around. And it’s rolling around soon, we are only 40 days from the arrival of Cubs pitchers and catchers here in AZ! If you’re a facebook type, don’t forget to check out our Boys of Spring – Wrigleyville West page, give us a ‘like’. And if you’re up on Twitter, follow us, we are going to be very active during Cubs Convention and over the next several months as we bring you Cubs info and stuff you won’t find anywhere else.
|Ready for Cubs Con! I hope this new outfit gets me an exclusive interview with Theo.|