Tom Ricketts Confirms Sale of Minority Ownership Shares, Cubs Reportedly Raise Around $175 Million

Tom Ricketts met with the media Wednesday after addressing the team. And the Cubs Chairman confirmed the Ricketts family sold minority ownership in the Cubs to six investors. Comcast SportsNet reported the Ricketts family completed deals last week with six investors that included South Bends Cubs owner Andrew Berlin, for non-controlling interest in the Chicago […]


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Report: Cubs Sell Minority Ownership Shares to Six Investors

According to a report from Patrick Mooney, the Ricketts family has sold minority ownership shares to six investors that includes South Bend Cubs owner Andrew Berlin. Major League Baseball has approved the sale of the shares into the Ricketts family’s holding company. The Cubs reportedly completed the deals late last week. The non-controlling interest “doesn’t come […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Spring Has Sprung

Pitchers and catchers finally reported to Spring Training and the on the field workouts officially began Friday. And Joe Maddon kept the media hopping for the first three days of his camp. The Cubs unveiled the patch the team will wear throughout the season to honor Ernie Banks. South Bend Cubs owner, Andrew Berlin, announced […]


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Andrew Berlin Purchases Minority Ownership Stake in the Chicago Cubs

The owner of the South Bend Cubs, the Low-A affiliate of the Cubs, is now a limited partner in the organization. Andrew Berlin announced Friday that he purchased a minority stake in the Chicago Cubs. According to a report from WSBT, Berlin confirmed he would not be part of the decision making process of the […]


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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs File Motion Opposing Rooftops Request for Restraining Order

The Cubs responded Tuesday to the rooftops filing a request for an injunction, or restraining order, to stop the ongoing construction at Wrigley Field. According to the Tribune, the team “asked a judge Tuesday to deny an emergency request from two rooftop businesses to temporarily stop construction at Wrigley Field” and to dismiss the lawsuit […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Receives the Aspire Award and Cubs News and Notes

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 4 days Joe Maddon was honored Friday night in Baltimore at the Cal Ripken St. Foundation’s 11th Annual Gala. The Cubs skipper, and Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, received the Aspire Award according to a report from Brittany Ghiroli. Cal Ripken Jr. presented the award to Joe Maddon […]


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Theo Epstein Ranked 16th Best General Manager in Baseball History

Mark Armour and Dan Levitt began the countdown last month of the 25 best general managers in baseball history in advance of the release of their book, In Pursuit of Pennants – Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball. The role of General Manager in baseball was created around 1920. Before that time, owners or managers […]


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Rambling about the Cubs as Hope Hits a Fever Pitch

Hello again, everybody and happy Friday to you all. We are inching closer and closer to pitchers and catchers, to full-squad workouts, and to every daily newspaper running an article about the local baseball team entitled “Hope Springs Eternal.” That article is then followed later in the week by “Such and Such team looks to […]


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The Daily CCO: Mike Olt Has Sights Set on Opening Day Job with the Cubs

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 8 days Mike Olt has already reported to the Cubs’ facility and he’s eager to apply the lessons he learned last year according to a report from Carrie Muskat. Olt showed the power that made him an untouchable prospect a couple of years ago. Olt smacked 12 […]


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Tom Ricketts Talks Ernie Banks and the Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) led off with Tom Ricketts. Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo talked to Tom Ricketts about Ernie Banks, Wrigley Field, his team and the upcoming season. Tom Ricketts was very appreciative of the City of Chicago with the help placing Ernie Banks’ statue at Daley Plaza. Mr. Banks statue […]


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