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  • Chicago Cubs second baseman and 2012 Gold Glove winner Darwin Barney, followed by outfielder Tony Campana, meet staff members of the Kane County Cougars during a quick visit at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva Jan. 17. Players, coaches and staff of the Cubs On the Move 2013 Caravan Tour came by for about 30 minutes after meeting with children at an Oswego school.

       Chicago Cubs second baseman and 2012 Gold Glove winner Darwin Barney, followed by outfielder Tony Campana, meet staff members of the Kane County Cougars during a quick visit at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva Jan. 17. Players, coaches and staff of the Cubs On the Move 2013 Caravan Tour came by for about 30 minutes after meeting with children at an Oswego school.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Chicago Cubs hitting coach James Rowson, staff assistant Mike Borzello and second baseman and 2012 Gold Glove winner Darwin Barney enter the Kane County Cougars office for a quick visit in Geneva Jan. 17. Players, coaches and staff of the Chicago Cubs Cubs On the Move 2013 Caravan Tour came by for about 30 minutes after meeting with children at an Oswego school.

       Chicago Cubs hitting coach James Rowson, staff assistant Mike Borzello and second baseman and 2012 Gold Glove winner Darwin Barney enter the Kane County Cougars office for a quick visit in Geneva Jan. 17. Players, coaches and staff of the Chicago Cubs Cubs On the Move 2013 Caravan Tour came by for about 30 minutes after meeting with children at an Oswego school.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Kane County Cougars General Manager Curtis Haug, left, and Director of Public Relations Shawn Touney meet Chicago Cubs pitcher Michael Bowden at Fifth Third Bank Ball Park in Geneva Jan. 17. The Cougars are now a Class A affiliate with the Chicago Cubs.

       Kane County Cougars General Manager Curtis Haug, left, and Director of Public Relations Shawn Touney meet Chicago Cubs pitcher Michael Bowden at Fifth Third Bank Ball Park in Geneva Jan. 17. The Cougars are now a Class A affiliate with the Chicago Cubs.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Kane County Cougars general manager Curtis Haug, left, and Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum chat during a visit between stops on theCubs On the Move 2013 Caravan Tour in Geneva Jan. 17. Players, coaches and staff of the Chicago Cubs Cubs On the Move 2013 Caravan Tour came by after meeting with children at an Oswego school.

       Kane County Cougars general manager Curtis Haug, left, and Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum chat during a visit between stops on theCubs On the Move 2013 Caravan Tour in Geneva Jan. 17. Players, coaches and staff of the Chicago Cubs Cubs On the Move 2013 Caravan Tour came by after meeting with children at an Oswego school.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Kane County Cougars Managing Partners Mike Woleben, left, and Mike Murtaugh, right, gave Cubs manager Dave Sveum a quick peek at the stadium.

       Kane County Cougars Managing Partners Mike Woleben, left, and Mike Murtaugh, right, gave Cubs manager Dave Sveum a quick peek at the stadium.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Chicago Cubs outfielder Tony Campana, followed by pitcher Michael Bowden, meet staff members of the Kane County Cougars during a visit to Fifth Third Bank Ball Park in Geneva Jan. 17. The Cougars are now a Class A affiliate with the Chicago Cubs.

       Chicago Cubs outfielder Tony Campana, followed by pitcher Michael Bowden, meet staff members of the Kane County Cougars during a visit to Fifth Third Bank Ball Park in Geneva Jan. 17. The Cougars are now a Class A affiliate with the Chicago Cubs.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 
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The Cubs on the Move 2013 Caravan visited baseball fans around the suburbs Thursday, with stops at Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge, Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva and Fox Chase School in Oswego.

The tour highlighted the annual Cubs Convention, which opened Friday at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

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On Thursday, eight Cubs -- players, coaches and executives -- played games with kids, visited them in their hospital rooms, joked around with Kane County Cougars mascot Ozzie T. Cougar and talked about the importance of fitness.

The Cougars are now a Class A affiliate with the Chicago Cubs.

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