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BCB's Danny Rockett puts a Cubs Convention twist on an old Broadway classic.

You got that right kid!
You got that right kid!
Danny Rockett

I had a tough time deciding what song to parody to get everyone geared up for Cubs Convention this weekend. I thought of "Just Checked In." You know, "to see what condition Cubs Convention was in." Or maybe "Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones, "I'm going to… Cubs Convention". But I finally decided on the old Broadway classic "Tradition" from Fiddler on the Roof. However, in this version, instead of papas, mamas, sons and daughters in 19th-century Russia, I employ Ex-Players, Vendors, Fans, and The Roster of today!

If you're at Cubs Con this weekend, look for me and say Hi! It's always exciting to put a face to an internet handle.

I've posted the lyrics below the video if you want to sing along!

[Danny]

Here in our lakeside city of Chicago, Cubs fans descend upon the sweaty halls of the Sheraton to to stand in long autograph lines in hopes of meeting their favorite players! And it all happens at the Cubs convention!

[Chorus]

Convention, Convention! Cubs Convention!

Convention, Convention! Cubs Convention!


[Ex-Players]

We are the guys who played baseball for a living

We are just here chillin, we were once players

On Saturday night go drinkin’ with Steve Trout,

And do a shot with Jay Johnstone


Ex-Players, Ex-Players! Cubs Convention.

Ex-Players, Ex-Players! Cubs Convention.


[The Vendors]

We’ll sell you the uniform of Ron Santo

An autographed Dawson photo.

20 percent off shirseys, save on Castro

A bobblehead that’s signed by Kerry Wood


The vendors, the vendors! Cubs Convention!

The vendors, the vendors! Cubs Convention!


[The Fans]

At three, I met Gary Matthews, I stood in line to wait

I loved when he was a Cubbie back in the 80s


The fans, the fans! Cubs Convention!

The fans, the fans! Cubs Convention!


[The Roster]

We flew in from the beach to sign your balls and pics

They said they’d have the limo come pick me up by six


The Roster, the Roster! Cubs Convention!

The Roster, the Roster! Cubs Convention!


(All parts overlap)


Convention, Convention! Cubs Convention!

Convention, Convention! Cubs Convention!