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  • Cubs pitcher Matt Garza and first baseman Carlos Pena talk during the first day of the Cubs convention Friday at the Hilton and Towers in Chicago.

       Cubs pitcher Matt Garza and first baseman Carlos Pena talk during the first day of the Cubs convention Friday at the Hilton and Towers in Chicago.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Club Chairman Tom Ricketts addresses fans.

       Club Chairman Tom Ricketts addresses fans.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Paul Dzien of Bartlett leads a chant for Ron Santo.

       Paul Dzien of Bartlett leads a chant for Ron Santo.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks hams it up during his introduction.

       "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks hams it up during his introduction.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Pitcher Matt Garza gives a big smile to the crowd.

       Pitcher Matt Garza gives a big smile to the crowd.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Wayne Messmar sings the National Anthem for Cubs legends Ron Santo and Phil Cavarretta, who both passed away in 2010 .

       Wayne Messmar sings the National Anthem for Cubs legends Ron Santo and Phil Cavarretta, who both passed away in 2010 .
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Hoping for autographs Adam Naliwajko of Mt. Prospect, from left, Grant Jones of St. Charles and Adam Salutric of Carol Stream watch for players.

       Hoping for autographs Adam Naliwajko of Mt. Prospect, from left, Grant Jones of St. Charles and Adam Salutric of Carol Stream watch for players.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Fans fill the Grand Ballroom.

       Fans fill the Grand Ballroom.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Pitcher Carlos Zambrano talks to members of the press.

       Pitcher Carlos Zambrano talks to members of the press.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Six-year-old twins Trenton and Trista Fisk of Naperville attend their sixth Cubs Convention on the shoulders of their dad Craig and brother Trevor. Craig Fisk said they were 3 months-old when they came the first time.

       Six-year-old twins Trenton and Trista Fisk of Naperville attend their sixth Cubs Convention on the shoulders of their dad Craig and brother Trevor. Craig Fisk said they were 3 months-old when they came the first time.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Manager Mike Quade talks about the team.

       Manager Mike Quade talks about the team.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Brian Ailello of Geneva is dressed for the occasion as he takes some photos.

       Brian Ailello of Geneva is dressed for the occasion as he takes some photos.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Pitchers Carlos Zambrano and Kerry Wood salute fans.

       Pitchers Carlos Zambrano and Kerry Wood salute fans.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • A scene from the first day of the Cubs Convention Friday at the Hilton and Towesr in Chicago.

       A scene from the first day of the Cubs Convention Friday at the Hilton and Towesr in Chicago.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

 

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