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Posts tagged "Tom Ricketts"

Anarchist's Brunch- Move upside and let the man go through.

Anarchist's Brunch- Move upside and let the man go through.
The Ricketts need to take a vacation. From themselves. I mean, they can be who they are and all. Todd can lead the Bike parade to Milwaukee (Is that this weekend?) Tom can hand out cards and take pictures. But they should be more owner and less employee and let some people do their jobs.... Read more »

It's too early for this #@&*….

It's too early for this #@&*….
So the Chicago Cubs Press has come into camp in the best shape of their life, promising to lose the real narrative of this Cubs season in favor of silly Cub Cliche logic and “Woe is Us” spin. And Cub fans, not the reasonable ones but the larger mass of stupidity, is gobbling it up... Read more »

Ricketts supporting Theo in managerial search and rebuild process, not influencing him

Ricketts supporting Theo in managerial search and rebuild process, not influencing him
Yesterday, I desperately hoped that the Cubs were making the Sveum decision for the right reasons.  Theo Epstein’s statement yesterday allayed many of my concerns but today Gordon Wittenmeyer wrote this, Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts and business president Crane Kenney are said to have pushed strongly for Girardi. But despite my fears yesterday, I have... Read more »
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Double Take: Sveum fate to be decided on Monday

Double Take: Sveum fate to be decided on Monday
The Top 50 Prospect series will return later today but right now the manager situation and how it’s being handled is on my mind. Dale Sveum’s fate is to be decided on Monday and I have to admit I have some mixed feelings on the matter.  While the rallying cry from the media and many... Read more »

Cubs Q and A with Sun Times Gordon Wittenmyer Part 2: Ricketts, 2014, Sveum

Cubs Q and A with Sun Times Gordon Wittenmyer Part 2: Ricketts, 2014, Sveum
Yesterday we talked with Sun Times Cubs beat writer Gordon Wittenmyer. The discussion focused on the Cubs potential core players like Starlin Castro, Jeff Samardzija, and even Junior Lake. Today we talk bigger picture, an area where Wittenmyer has delved into quite a bit with his work. Here is part two. TL: Gordon, another area... Read more »

(Ricketts) Sign from Baseball Gods or just irony?

(Ricketts) Sign from Baseball Gods or just irony?
Is this irony? I think so. I stumbled upon a great photo of the Wrigley Field bleachers under original construction back in 1937. The photo is from the book “The Cubs” by Glenn Stout. It’s a great book for Cubs fans by the way (chronicling the team history from a collection of writers perspectives) and... Read more »
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Will Cubs spend more money this offseason?

Will Cubs spend more money this offseason?
Most Cubs fans want the Cubs to rebuild their foundation and I am one of them, of course.   The Cubs have come a long way as far as building their farm system back up to respectability.  It’s a top 10 system by most accounts and it’s on the verge of becoming more than that.... Read more »

Cubs Game and Preview: Front office being held back financially? Updates on Soler. Barney to start rehab at Iowa

Cubs Game and Preview: Front office being held back financially? Updates on Soler. Barney to start rehab at Iowa
There has been a lot of tension surrounding the Cubs lately. The two story lines on the usually happy, happy, fun Opening Day were Ricketts vs. the rooftop owners, and the local media repeatedly reminding the front office about impatience. Let’s not even get into the goat head or Jorge Soler and his bat wielding.... Read more »

Cubs "Black Wednesday" has silver lining

Cubs "Black Wednesday" has silver lining
When the news came down today about the Cubs dismissal of Oneri Fleita one of my first thoughts was “How Cubs is this”? The only difference is the old Cubs way wouldn’t have had the guts to correct the mistake this quickly. The guy who was just given a 3-year extension prior to Theo Epstein’s... Read more »
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Cubs rebuilding shouldn't be so costly (ticket prices)

Cubs rebuilding shouldn't be so costly (ticket prices)
The reality has set in; this rebuilding thing is becoming really ugly. Well, it already is really ugly, but yes it could get even uglier. It seems like just a few weeks ago we were talking about this team being competitive in this division. I guess all the talk about this being one of the... Read more »