Former Illini and current Iowa Cubs fan favorite Chris Robinson is getting is due at the last game of the season. As a promotion on September 5, the AAA I-Cubs are recognizing the popular catcher by giving away jerseys commemorating him.
From the Iowa Cubs website:
Chris Robinson has been an I-Cub and a fan favorite for the past three seasons, and Johnny’s Hall of Fame is sponsoring a Jersey Shirt Giveaway to the first 2,200 fans commemorating the catcher.
It doesn’t surprise me that Robbie has endeared himself to the I-Cubs Nation. He does have that personality. I’ve probably told this story before but it’s worth re-telling. I was at a Cubs Convention a few years ago and visited the Tennessee Smokies booth. Robinson had just finished up a season with the AA Smokies that year and I mentioned I had a casual acquaintance with Chris. The friendly PR woman for the Smokies said with a lovely southern accent, “Oh, we love Chris! He’s so nahce!.”