CHICAGO -- There are often unusual questions during Cubs Convention seminars, and Saturday was no exception. One fan complained that the players weren't paid enough to afford a haircut and said manager Dale Sveum looked as if he "sleeps on a park bench." A youngster asked president of baseball operations Theo Epstein to promise he could get a Major League contract once he reaches 18. Epstein said yes.
A father from San Francisco asked Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts what he should tell his 8-year-old son, who is teased for wearing Cubs gear.
"I really believe we have the smartest guys in baseball building a championship team and it just takes time," Ricketts said. "Your son's 8; he's got lots of time."