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Cubs skipper visits Advocate Children's Hospital

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  • New Cubs manager Rick Renteria signs a hat for Cesar Esobeds of Carpentersville.

       New Cubs manager Rick Renteria signs a hat for Cesar Esobeds of Carpentersville.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • New Cubs manager Rick Renteria autographs a hat for Gavin Fernstrom of East Dundee.

       New Cubs manager Rick Renteria autographs a hat for Gavin Fernstrom of East Dundee.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • New Cubs manager Rick Renteria visited with children at Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge Friday.

       New Cubs manager Rick Renteria visited with children at Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge Friday.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • New Cubs manager Rick Renteria visited with children at Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge Friday.

       New Cubs manager Rick Renteria visited with children at Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge Friday.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • New Cubs manager Rick Renteria spends a quiet moment with Addison Kurtz of Glenview.

       New Cubs manager Rick Renteria spends a quiet moment with Addison Kurtz of Glenview.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • New Cubs manager Rick Renteria signs a hat for Christopher Canaday of DeKalb.

       New Cubs manager Rick Renteria signs a hat for Christopher Canaday of DeKalb.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Sergio Filice of Melrose Park, the father of one of the patients, shares a moment with new Cubs manager Rick Renteria.

       Sergio Filice of Melrose Park, the father of one of the patients, shares a moment with new Cubs manager Rick Renteria.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • New Cubs manager Rick Renteria walks the halls of Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge, visiting with children there Friday.

       New Cubs manager Rick Renteria walks the halls of Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge, visiting with children there Friday.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

New Cubs Manager Rick Renteria visited with children and families at Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge on Friday afternoon as part of the annual Cubs Caravan's stop in the suburbs.

Reneteria signed hats, talked to parents and visited with some of the youngest patients at the hospital.

The stop comes as the Cubs Convention kicks off in Chicago celebrating the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field.

Missing from the visit was new Cubs mascot Clark, who was announced by the baseball organization this week to mixed reviews.

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