CHICAGO -- During his brief tenure with the White Sox, Edwin Jackson came to love Chicago's restaurants and "nice scenery." Most importantly, his wife loved the city.
"'Happy wife, happy life'" is a true statement," he said Friday night at the opening of the Cubs Convention.
So it didn't take much convincing for Jackson to sign a four-year deal with the 101-loss Chicago Cubs. Fifty-two million dollars didn't hurt.
Jackson, who pitched for the Sox in parts of the 2010 and 2011 seasons, added that he was excited to play for the Cubs' fans, who were lining the downtown Sheraton on a cold Friday night.
"You have some of the greatest fans in baseball," Jackson said. "You see packed games when the team is losing."