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Cubs announce list of attendees for championship edition of Cubs Convention

Cubs announce list of attendees for championship edition of Cubs Convention

The Cubs announced Monday the complete list of current and former players who will be attending this weekend's Cubs Convention, a special championship edition of the annual event.

It will be an opportunity for fans to celebrate the 2016 World Series champs as well as Cubs alumni.

CSN will have complete coverage of Friday's opening ceremonies. SportsTalk Live comes to you live from the Sheraton Grand Chicago at 5 p.m. on CSN and CSN Plus, and the opening ceremonies follow as part of a 90-minute live special beginning at 5:30 p.m. on CSN Plus. You can catch a re-air of the opening ceremonies later Friday night on CSN following Blackhawks coverage.

Here's the complete list of players who will be in attendance this weekend.

Current players

Albert Almora Jr.
Jake Arrieta
Javier Baez
Kris Bryant
Jeimer Candelario
Willson Contreras
Wade Davis
Brian Duensing
Carl Edwards Jr.
Justin Grimm
Kyle Hendricks
Jason Heyward
Jon Jay
John Lackey
Jon Lester
Miguel Montero
Mike Montgomery
Felix Pena
Anthony Rizzo
Hector Rondon
Jose Rosario
Addison Russell
Kyle Schwarber
Pedro Strop
Matt Szczur
Rob Zastryzny
Ben Zobrist

Cubs alumni

John Baker
Jim Bullinger
Jose Cardenal
Jody Davis
Ryan Dempster
Bobby Dernier
Bob Howry
Randy Hundley
Fergie Jenkins
Jay Johnstone
Pete LaCock
Ted Lilly
Bill Madlock
Gary Matthews
Sean Marshall
Brian McRae
Dave Otto
Mike Remlinger
David Ross
Glendon Rusch
Ryne Sandberg
Scott Sanderson
Dwight Smith
Lee Smith
Tim Stoddard
Steve Trout
Todd Walker
Billy Williams
Kerry Wood

Coaching staff

Joe Maddon
Mike Borzello​
Chris Bosio
Tim Buss
Franklin Font
Eric Hinske
Brandon Hyde
Gary Jones
John Mallee
Dave Martinez
Chad Noble
Lester Strode

Baseball staff and broadcasters

Theo Epstein
Jed Hoyer
Jason McLeod
Randy Bush
Shiraz Rehman
Jaron Madison
Matt Dorey
Andrew Belleson
Ron Coomer
Jim Deshaies
Pat Hughes
Len Kasper

Team executives

Tom Ricketts
Laura Ricketts
Todd Ricketts
Crane Kenney

Special guest

Clark the Cub

Are Dabo Swinney and Joe Maddon BFF's?

Are Dabo Swinney and Joe Maddon BFF's?

Joe Maddon and Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney had one thing in common in 2016. 

They were both champions. 

Yet the extent of their connection does not end there. Swinney, who made his way to Gauranteed Rate Field with his family on Thursday, took a moment to speak with CSN's Kelly Crull. 

Swinney talked about his affection for Maddon and even shared that he had the Cubs skipper address his Clemson Tigers during the season.

He said that Maddon "cares about the players, he engages with them, he develops relationships with them," all things Swinney tries to mirror with his coaching philosophy. 

This begs the question, are Dabo and Joe now BFF's?

Watch the full interview above to find out. 

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Cubs and Sox gear up for the decisive Game 4 in the Crosstown Cup

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Cubs and Sox gear up for the decisive Game 4 in the Crosstown Cup

Sports Talk Live is on location at Guaranteed Rate Field to preview the decisive Game 4 of the Crosstown Cup. 

Kap is joined by David Haugh (Chicago Tribune), Sahadev Sharma (The Athletic), David DeJesus and Scott Podsednik. 

Plus new Cubs outfielder Jon Jay talks about his first season with the Northsiders .

Listen here.