Praying (and paying) for a miracle

CHICAGO -- The biggest craze at the 27th annual Cubs Convention was, as predicted, Theobowing.

Theobowing replaces Hendrification, which was the promise that money would fix everything. It is exactly what it sounds like, except there's no need to go to one knee, Tim Tebow style, to Theobow. Just find someone with a Chicago Cubs nametag and open your wallet. Faith will take care of the rest.

Prayer isn't what's driving the Cubs' front office. Research and advanced analysis is driving both the baseball side and business side of the club.

I listened to fans Theobow for a solid hour Saturday morning when Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein took questions from Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper and a legion of obsequious fans.

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