MLBPA Reportedly Concerned About Cubs Lack of Spending

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Major League Players Union “is concerned about how the Cubs’ business practices are affecting player markets.” Gordon Wittenmyer reported “at least one players agent” met with Tom Ricketts this year about the perceived problem “to make the case for investing in the Major League team.” Wittenmyer did […]

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Rambling About the Cubs Ineptitude

Hello again, everybody. It’s been a seesaw of a week for the Cubs. I think Paula Abdul said it best in her song “Opposites Attract, “I take two steps forward, I take two steps back …” Yes, for the record, I just went Paula Abdul on everyone, and if that doesn’t date me, I am […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Ald. Tunney and the Neighborhood React to Ricketts Announcement

Ald. Tom Tunney and the Lakeview neighborhood voiced their displeasure with the announcement Tom Ricketts made overnight Thursday that the team was moving forward with the plans to expand, restore and renovate Wrigley Field without an agreement in place with the Wrigleyville Rooftop Association. There is concern among the Alderman and neighborhood that the additions […]

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Cubs Moving Forward with Wrigley Field Restoration Plans

The Chicago Cubs are moving forward with the team’s plans to restore and renovate Wrigley Field. In a video message from Tom Ricketts released early Thursday morning, the Cubs’ chairman said, “It’s time to move forward.” The team and the rooftop club owners have not reached an agreement to settle their contractual disputes. The rooftop […]

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Rambling About the Cubs While Hoping for a New Day

Hello again, everybody. It is just not getting any better. Maybe it will, but it is rough right now. Yes, this is Captain Obvious saying ‘hello.’ There was a legion of fans supporting Tom, Theo and Jed, but that group is winnowing, and the sharks are out in full force now. It’s an interesting conversation […]

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Tom Ricketts Discusses the Importance of the Wrigley Restoration Project and Cubs Finances

Mike Ozanian spoke with Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts while the team was in New York for the YES Network’s Forbes SportsMoney. Rickets talked about the importance the Wrigley Field Restoration project will have on the team’s finances. And what a restored Wrigley Field could add to the team’s baseball budget. Tom Ricketts realized a couple […]

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Crane Kenney Talks Wrigley Field, Cubs Finances and Media Rights with Forbes

Crane Kenney sat down with Forbes’ Mike Ozanian while the Cubs were in New York playing the Yankees last month. The Cubs President of Business Operations discussed a variety of Cubs topics including the importance of Wrigley Field and the team’s media rights. According to the report from Forbes, “the Cubs are also in the […]

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Rambling About the Cubs While Wrigley Welcomes May

Hello again, everybody. The archrivals and hated neighbors join in on the Party of the Century the next five days and will try to ruin the festivities. While the Cubs will honor the decade of the 20’s this weekend, both visiting clubs will try to roar through town with a Vaudevillian splash. And now that […]

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Cubs Ramblings as Wrigley Celebrates a Milestone

Hello again, everybody. There was much ado about something this week at Wrigley as the Cubs hosted a team that is supposedly worse than them. The series got off to a good start, but things turned sour quickly and a big ole birthday cake ended up in the dumpster. So, on that random note, let’s […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Selig Sides with Cubs in Battle with the Rooftops

Bud Selig was at Wrigley Field on Wednesday to celebrate one of baseball’s cathedrals turning 100 years old. The Commissioner has a soft spot in his heart for Wrigley Field and he gave his support to the Ricketts family to “do whatever is legally possible” to help the team get the “$300 million ballpark renovation […]

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