Friday, January 18, 2013

Good day for Cubs fans


Today marks the start of the Cubs convention.  It's 20 degrees out, although there's no snow on the ground, and it's time to talk to Cubs baseball.  It's at a new venue this year, the Sheraton instead of the Hilton, and the early word is that this is a good change.  Follow Brett Taylor over at Bleacher Nation if you want updates about everything to do with the convention.  If you're going, we would love it if you would share pictures, stories, or anything else you'd like.  I unfortunately am not going, but am excited for Spring Training and the World Baseball Classic just around the corner.

There are expected to be some announcements about the Wrigley renovation plans this weekend, but this little tidbit was released early.  The plan is to build a Sheraton hotel where the McDonald's is currently located at the corner of Clark and Addison.  Take a look at this article from Crain's Chicago Business. http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130117/BLOGS04/130119791/sheraton-hotel-to-be-built-across-from-wrigley-field Don't worry fast food fans, part of the deal is that if they tear down the McDonald's, it has to be replaced in some capacity, so you'll still be able to get your Big Mac while you stare at the marquee at 2 in the morning after a night of douching it up at John Barleycorn (Yes it was named the douchiest bar in Chicago).

Stay warm baseball fans, and enjoy hockey coming back tomorrow, the Hawks play the Kings at 2 on NBC