Winterland at Gallagher Way 2021

🎟️❄️ #WinterlandatGallagherWay activities are OPEN!

Spots for some of your favorite #WinterlandatGallagherWay activities are limited, so be sure to sign up early to enjoy the magic of our holiday activities.

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Cubs Cancel Fan Convention Due To COVID-19 Concerns

Every baseball off-season provides optimism for fans looking forward to next year as hope for their respective teams springs eternal.

But for the second straight year, both the White Sox and Cubs have canceled their annual fan gatherings in January due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Cubs made the announcement Saturday that they had again canceled their popular Cubs Convention, which offers fans the chance to speak with players and mingle with other fans just ahead of pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training.

The Cubs’ announcement came a day after the Sox canceled SoxFest for the second straight year, citing the uncertainty of holding an indoor event as positive COVID-19 cases continue around Chicago and Illinois. As of Friday, Chicago health officials announced a daily average of 343 new positive cases of COVID-19 per day, which was up from 297 new daily cases the week before.

Sox fans perhaps the most to look forward following a season when the team captured the American League Central Division championship for the first time since 2008. However, hopes for a lengthy postseason run were cut short when the Sox dropped the league division series in four games to the Houston Astros.

Scheduled to take place in mid-January at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. Like the Sox, the Cubs had hoped to go ahead with resuming the popular fan events after canceling last year due to COVID-19-related concerns.

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Although both fans had safety protocols in place this past season at their respective ballparks, Cubs officials said that bringing people together in an indoor setting while the pandemic is on-going made canceling the event the right thing to do with a team spokesman telling the Chicago Tribune that as Chicagoans begin to get their COVID-19 booster, the city isn’t yet “out of the woods” in regard to the pandemic.

“Winter months, an indoor environment, where you’re talking about 10,000 people or more in closed quarters where you can’t technically social distance,” Cubs spokesman Julian Green said Saturday, according to the Tribune. “It’s for safety reasons. It’s just a little more difficult to manage.”

Chicago Cubs name Carter Hawkins as new general manager

The Chicago Cubs named former Cleveland Indians assistant general manager as their new GM, the team announced Friday.

Carter Hawkins will be the club’s 16th general manager in the franchise history.

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David Ross Expected to Receive Extension

Remember back when the Cubs were interviewing potential managers and there was this idea that David Ross couldn’t do the job because he was friends with all the players? It was a silly concept at the time, but it’s been completely put to bed now that those former bosom buddies are all gone as Ross winds down his second season as skipper.

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Chicago Cubs: An emotional day watching Kris Bryant’s return to Wrigley

From Fanside:

“On Friday afternoon, the Chicago Cubs organization and fans welcomed Kris Bryant and his family back to Wrigley Field for the first time since trading him to the San Francisco Giants at the trade deadline in July.

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Jess Bryant thanks Chicago

Jessica Bryant took to Instagram today to thank Chicago, and her and Kris’ time here in the city:

“Chicago, you were our beautiful home for almost 7 years! From being kids dating to marriage and a baby. Thank you for being a huge part of our lives”

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Lakeview house where 3 Cubs pitchers lived is for sale

3 former players rented 5k sf property in succession

Former Chicago Cubs pitchers Craig Kimbrel, Brandon Morrow and Wade Davis and 1445 W Wolfram Street, Chicago (Google Maps, Wikipedia and Wade Davis)

Baseball players are famously superstitious so perhaps this particular Lakeview home held magic mojo for Wade Davis, Brandon Morrow and Craig Kimbrel when they played for the Cubs. All three pitchers rented the home, in succession.

The listing can be found here.

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Kris Bryant wipes away tears during Cubs tribute in return to Wrigley Field

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Kris Bryant returns to SF Giants’ lineup ahead of Wrigley Field homecoming

SF Giants third baseman Kris Bryant sat out Tuesday’s game with a wrist injury

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 1: San Francisco Giants’ Kris Bryant (23) bats against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
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Cubs’ David Ross, Jed Hoyer Test Positive for COVID-19

Chicago Cubs manager David Ross and president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer have tested positive for COVID-19.

A spokesman for the team said Ross and Hoyer are feeling fine and quarantining. Both of them are vaccinated.

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There is a “Notre Dame Day at Wrigley” for the Shamrock Series game against Wisconsin

On Friday, the Chicago Cubs announced that September 24 will be “Notre Dame Day at Wrigley.” That day is the Friday before the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Wisconsin Badgers in a Shamrock Series game at Soldier Field. The first 2000 fans to buy a ticket for the Cubs game on the 24th against the St. Louis Cardinals will receive a special Notre Dame themed Cubs hat from New Era.

In a weird (and terrible) way, this reminds me of a 2017 Cubs game against the Atlanta Braves with all of the fans of the Georgia Bulldogs in attendance — who were ready to completely takeover Notre Dame Stadium the next day.

This particular Shamrock Series game is quite different than the usual one we get from Notre Dame. Wisconsin is actually the home team here, but the Badgers will wear special all white uniforms while the Irish will wear their “Chicago but actually Green Bay” uniforms that were unveiled a few weeks ago.

From SB Nation

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