Alfonso Soriano managed to rehabilitate his image, even while the Cubs lost 101 games last season.
The Cubs gave Theo Epstein the keys to the kingdom and put his name in lights on the Wrigley Field marquee.
The Cubs named David Bell the team's third base coach on Tuesday and removed the interim tag from hitting coach James Rowson.
The 38,516 fans had filed out of Wrigley Field. The players had showered and left the clubhouse, about to enjoy a wide-open night in Chicago before the off-day.