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Accentuating the positive

Convention allows players, fans to indulge in optimism

Updated: January 16, 2010, 4:26 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- If the winter's early demise is foretold by Punxsutawney Phil ignoring his shadow, what does Pat Hughes noticing Ronnie Woo Woo at the Cubs Convention in a Cubs-brand Santa hat and a Michael Jackson glitter glove portend? Another year of failure?

For that matter, what does it say about a fan base that boos team president Crane Kenney and general manager Jim Hendry, while it cheers everyone else, even Pepsi, the convention sponsor? (Though to be fair, I think Hendry got ...

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