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Old 10-24-2012, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Wedema View Post
Your'e right. The Sox do have a half dozen or so former players attend each year. But, in comparison, the Cubs had the following former players (not including current coaches and broadcasters) attend their convention in 2012: Ernie Banks, Glenn Beckert, Mike Bielecki, Bill Buckner, Jose Cardenal, Andre Dawson, Bob Dernier, Shawon Dunston, Jeff Fassero, Randy Hundley, Fergie Jenkins, Vance Law, Jon Leiber, Bill Madlock, Gary Matthews, Sr., Rick Monday, Milt Pappas, Scott Sanderson, Dwight Smith, Lee Smith, Tim Stoddard, Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Trout, Todd Walker, Billy Williams, and Eric Young.
There's a difference on how the Sox and Cubs run their conventions though.

The Sox put a feature spotlight on the guys that come in. The Cubs convention seems more like a meat grinder where you don't get to hear the past players talk or see them every day. The Sox are able to do more with the guys they bring in.
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