Conventional wisdom

Even in the new era, Chicago's annual fanfest could have a few awkward moments

Updated: January 13, 2012, 9:38 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- "They boo people at Cubs Convention?"

That was a question posed to me by one of Alfonso Soriano's friends after I surmised that Soriano will probably get booed at Cubs Convention on Friday night. Yes, fans occasionally boo during the convention's star-studded opening ceremonies in the big ballroom at the Hilton. Though as far as I can remember, the fans' ire has mostly been directed at managers (Dusty Baker got it in 2006), pitching coaches (Larry Rothschild heard it several ...

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