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This Cubs party burdened with reality

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  • Theo Epstein speaks to reporters during the 27th annual Cubs baseball convention in Chicago on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

      Theo Epstein speaks to reporters during the 27th annual Cubs baseball convention in Chicago on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.
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  • Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein listens to questions from reporters during a news conference during the 27th annual Chicago Cubs baseball convention in Chicago on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

      Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein listens to questions from reporters during a news conference during the 27th annual Chicago Cubs baseball convention in Chicago on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

  • A Chicago Fan holds a sign during the 27th Annual Chicago Cubs Convention in Chicago on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

      A Chicago Fan holds a sign during the 27th Annual Chicago Cubs Convention in Chicago on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

 
 

The cubs convention usually means days filled with false promises and talk of october baseball, but this year it's more about the reality of what's to come.

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