Cubs In Haiku: Laura Ricketts Is Gay


The Ricketts Family in their new playground

I like that the Cubs
Have sport's first out gay owner
Meet Laura Ricketts

Trish at The L-Blog
Reported this in August
Now, everyone knows

On Oct. 30, the Ricketts family were announced as the new owners of the Cubs, buying the team, Wrigley Field and a share in Comcast SportsNet Chicago for $845 million from the Tribune Co, according to

Among the purchasers is Laura Ricketts, a lesbian who now becomes the first out individual to own a professional sports team, according to According to, Laura, who lives in Chicago, is a member of the board of Lambda Legal, a national organization fighting for gay rights--including same sex marriage.

[Windy City Times]

It's a nice milestone
For our Cubs to have achieved
But there's more to do

I'm looking forward
To when Laura Ricketts gets
Her World Series ring

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