Fear and Loathing at Fan Fest

In the last two weeks, I went to the winter fan festivals for both Chicago baseball teams. I know, I know, I have a very glamorous job.

Aside from the vague optimism that radiates at these “fests,” there were also some sports marketing angles. While I loathe giving you all-Chicago stories, I thought these would be interesting.

Cubs Convention was the site of the official announcement that the Wrigley Field bleachers weren’t going to open until at least mid-May. Initially, the Cubs planned for them to be done for Opening Day, but you . . .

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Currently Founding Editor/Columnist at The Athletic Chicago. Jon was with TMR from 2003-15, including Executive Editor 2008-15.