2023 Cubs Convention full schedule released

The schedule includes sessions with the Ricketts family, Jed Hoyer and David Ross.

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Chairman Tom Ricketts will give remarks at the opening ceremony of January’s Cubs Convention.

Chairman Tom Ricketts will give remarks at the opening ceremony of January’s Cubs Convention.

AP

What do the Ricketts family, Ian Happ’s podcast and bingo have in common? They all will be at the Cubs Convention in January.

On Thursday, the team released the full convention schedule. The event, which runs Jan. 13-15 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, returns after a two-year -hiatus because of health and safety concerns -during the -COVID-19 pandemic.

The schedule starts with a red-carpet special to be broadcast live on Marquee Sports Network at 5 p.m. Jan 13. That will be followed by the opening ceremony and “Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster.”

Chairman Tom Ricketts will give remarks at the opening ceremony, and the family will hold a session Saturday. Also on Saturday will be the baseball and business operations updates, given by president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer and general manager Carter Hawkins, and president of business operations Crane Kenney. Manager David Ross and some of his coaches will host an information session.

Saturday will feature several player-driven activities. Patrick Wisdom is scheduled to host the kids-only press conference midday. Happ will record his podcast, “The Compound,” live. The “Road to Wrigley” session is set to include a long list of prospects in attendance: Brennen Davis, Pete Crow-Armstrong, Matt Mervis, Kevin Alcantara, Miguel Amaya, Owen -Caissie, Ed Howard, Ben Brown, DJ Herz, Ryan Jensen, Jordan Nwogu, Daniel -Palencia, Chase Strumpf and Jordan Wicks.

Saturday’s schedule also includes an “On the Mound” session with former MLB pitcher and current Marquee color commentator Jim Deshaies and members of the pitching staff.

The schedule Sunday is built around a youth baseball and softball clinic. The instructors will include Cubs players and alumni and coaches from the Cubs’ RBI program.

Harry Carayoke at the Chi Bar will wrap up activities Friday and Saturday night. New in 2023, display rooms will show memorabilia including championship trophies, Ernie Banks’ MVP Awards, Greg Maddux’s 1992 Cy Young Award and a Ron Santo game-worn jersey from 1969.

All-access weekend passes and hotel packages are available at www.cubs.com/convention.

Friday, Jan. 13

  • Red Carpet Special
  • Opening ceremony
  • “Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster”
  • Harry Carayoke

Saturday, Jan. 14

  • Ricketts family session
  • Baseball operations update
  • David Ross and the coaches
  • “The Compound Podcast” live
  • On the Mound
  • Business operations update
  • Kids-only press conference
  • The Road to Wrigley
  • Cubs Bingo
  • Harry Carayoke

Sunday, Jan. 15

  • Youth baseball clinic
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