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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The Daily CCO: Tom Ricketts Believes Cubs Will Make Playoffs, Win NL Central Division

Tom Ricketts backed up his All-Star first baseman during a luncheon in Elk Grove Village on Tuesday. The Cubs chairman believes his team will make the playoffs and win the National League Central Division Crown this season. According to the report from Todd Wessell, Ricketts said “all of the stars are lined up for a […]


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“Let’s Go” Sets the Tone for the 2015 Chicago Cubs

When Tom Ricketts kicked off the convention 10 days ago he wore a Cubs’ blue t-shirt with “Let’s Go” and a Cubs logo across the front, and in the process announced the theme of the team’s marketing campaign for the 2015 season. Danny Ecker was on top of the story and provided the background as […]


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Rambling about the Cubs while Cubbie Kool-Aid is Flying Off the Shelves

Hello again, everybody.  I hope you are feeling quite fit and fine on the phenomenal Friday. I attended my 10th Cubs Convention last weekend, and I must say, I have never seen anything like it. The hotel was packed, it was mass chaos in many ways, and the vibe was one that has not been seen […]


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The Daily CCO: Trade to the Cubs Put a Huge Smile on Dexter Fowler’s Face

The front office added the top of the order bat that was missing from the Cubs roster with Monday’s trade with the Astros for Dexter Fowler. While Jed Hoyer said it was up to Joe Maddon as to where in the lineup Fowler will hit, the veteran outfielder grinds out at bats and has gotten […]


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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Rooftop Owners File Lawsuit Against the Cubs

The rooftop filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs and Chairman Tom Ricketts. According to the report in the Tribune, the rooftops are “accusing the team of breaching the terms of its revenue-sharing contract, engaging in deceptive business practices and acting in violation of anti-trust laws.” Or as Crain’s Chicago Business […]


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The Ricketts Family Purchases Three Rooftop Buildings

The Ricketts family recently completed the purchase of three rooftop buildings from two property owners. During Saturday’s session at the Cubs Convention, Tom Ricketts confirmed the family bought the buildings and the properties will continue to be run as rooftop clubs. The family purchased two properties on Sheffield Avenue and one on Waveland Ave. According […]


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