Fans have jam-packed the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel for the 32nd annual Cubs Convention in hopes of catching a glimpse of the World Series champs.
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CSN's Tim Goldrick talked to some of the diehards to see how their weekend was going.
Check it out in the video above.
The 2018 MLB All-Star Game lineups are out for the American and National League, and one former White Sox pitcher makes history.
Javier Baez, in his first All-Star appearance, was tabbed to lead off for the NL. Catcher Willson Contreras, also in his first Midsummer Classic, will hit ninth.
As for the White Sox, starting first basemen Jose Abreu is the lone Sox representative. He will bat eighth for the American League.
For both the AL and NL, the starting lineups look like this.
In a repeat of last year’s starting pitching matchup, the Nationals’ Max Scherzer and former Sox ace Chris Sale will oppose each other for the second consecutive season.
For Sale, this marks his third straight season starting the Midsummer Classic—a feat that hasn’t been done in over 50 years.
The 2018 Home Run Derby starts Monday night at 7 p.m., and Cubs Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber have picked who will be their pitchers.
Baez has chosen his brother Gadiel, while Schwarber selected Mike Sanicola, who played at the University of Miami and is a friend of Schwarber’s agent, Jason Romano.
Gadiel does have a baseball background in his back pocket. After playing baseball in high school, he played at Cowley College (JUCO), Tabor College (NAIA) and played in an independent league for two years.
It’ll be a first time experience for both Baez and Schwarber, who are the first Cubs to participate in the Home Run Derby since Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant did it back in 2015.
Could Baez or Schwarber be the home run king? Will just have to wait and see.