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Old 10-24-2012, 07:57 PM
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Fisk will be there right? Id get him to sign a bottle of vodka for me.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:29 PM
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:29 PM
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:44 AM
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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.

I would rather it be a "meat grinder" if that means meeting more players (or ex-players) and getting more autographs. Besides Friday when it is closed to the public, I was lucky to get through 2-3 lines on Satuday and Sunday last year.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:22 AM
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I'm sure Fisk's head hurts.
I'm running down to New Lenox and getting some game used corn!
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:50 PM
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I would rather it be a "meat grinder" if that means meeting more players (or ex-players) and getting more autographs. Besides Friday when it is closed to the public, I was lucky to get through 2-3 lines on Satuday and Sunday last year.
I have a friend who is a Cubs fan, and she went to their convention a few years back. I don't know if it is still like this, but the passes to all of their autograph sessions were given out via a lottery/raffle system. While she only got 1 or 2 autographs the entire weekend, I've always been able to get 6-8 autographs on average at Soxfest.
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:00 PM
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I have a friend who is a Cubs fan, and she went to their convention a few years back. I don't know if it is still like this, but the passes to all of their autograph sessions were given out via a lottery/raffle system. While she only got 1 or 2 autographs the entire weekend, I've always been able to get 6-8 autographs on average at Soxfest.

I also remember the old days at the Hyatt when I would get autographs from most all of the players (and the ex-players) attending over the weekend. This was before the Sox starting doing the wristbands. I would also meet the players and get autographs in the Big Bar and family party on Satuday night.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:33 AM
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The "Early Bird" Special was extended until November 9. Ticket sales must be on fire. I wonder if they'll bring in the Volunteer Corps again to help fill the place?

Giving the Volunteer Corps free admission was one thing, but letting them jump to the front of the lines was a little bit much in my opinion.

Anyway, looking forward to attending and seeing some relatively new and old faces with Dye, Luzinski, and Blackjack scheduled to appear!
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:09 PM
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The "Early Bird" Special was extended until November 9. Ticket sales must be on fire. I wonder if they'll bring in the Volunteer Corps again to help fill the place?

Giving the Volunteer Corps free admission was one thing, but letting them jump to the front of the lines was a little bit much in my opinion.

Anyway, looking forward to attending and seeing some relatively new and old faces with Dye, Luzinski, and Blackjack scheduled to appear!
They sure as hell better not! I'm a soon-to-be 20-year SoxFest veteran and I was BEYOND pissed when I was pushed to the back of the Red Lacquer room for the Opening Ceremony. I'm almost always in the front row, since I get to the hotel around 11:00 in the morning.

From what Christine O'Reilly told me during our lengthy conversation at last year's SoxFest, the Volunteer Corps was in the front half of the Red Lacquer room last year because of Selig's appearance and his presentation of that award to Jerry Reinsdorf.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:13 PM
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:26 PM
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I just noticed on the website that Dunn, Reed, and Sale were announced.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:15 PM
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Looks like Tony LaRussa is going to SoxFest this year too...

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/12/...ttend-soxfest/
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:37 AM
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Anyone else find it odd that only eight current players have been announced so far?
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:04 AM
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I was thinking the same thing. No Peavy?
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:55 AM
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Anyone else find it odd that only eight current players have been announced so far?
Yes but there are actually 10 announced so far:
John Danks
Sale
Reed
Floyd
Flowers
Dunn
Konerko
Ramirez
Viciedo
Thornton

Beckham will be there if they agree on a contract since he is arbitration eligible.
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