Tag: Tom Ricketts

What Legacy Does Ex-Cubs GM Jim Hendry Leave in Chicago?

The Chicago Cubs officially fired General Manager Jim Hendry yesterday, naming Assistant GM Randy Bush as his interim successor. Owner Tom Ricketts issued a statement saying that the search for Hendry’s long-term replacement has already begun. Hendry, 56, was named Vice President/General Manager on July 5, 2002 and departs as the third-longest tenured general manager... Read more »

More from Mr. Cub, Ricketts, Jesse White on the new Cubs License Plate

The Chicago Cubs unveiled a new license plate for the state of Illinois today! More on that here. Also, Mr. Cub Ernie Banks, owner Tom Ricketts, and Secretary of State Jesse White were on hand at Wrigley Field to unveil and discuss it. Watch the two videos below to virtually join the press conference.

New Chicago Cubs License Plate Unveiled by Ernie Banks, Jesse White, Tom Ricketts

Before the formal press conference was even held and the design unveiled, the demand for Cubs license plates crashed the state’s system. 210 people had placed orders before the Chicago Cubs and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White had even unveiled the new Chicago Cubs permanent license plate. Money raised from the license plates will... Read more »
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Chicago Cubs Convention Weekend Ramblings

The 26th annual Cubs Convention kicks off today. This will be my sixth convention, and it is always fun. Nonetheless, with the Convention about to kickoff, and the excuses about to come coursing out of “the Management’s” mouth, Cubs fans are ready for a festive weekend while saluting Ronny in many ways. So, with all... Read more »

Cubs Owner Ricketts Unveils Wrigleyville Investment Plan

Yesterday wasn’t very good to Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. Here’s what went down according to the Chicagoist: Since announcing their proposal for modernizing Wrigley Field last week, the Ricketts family has been lambasted by the media and shot down by both the mayor and governor. The Tribune’s Phil Rogers seems to be the lone... Read more »