Reports: Ricketts Family Exploring Selling Minority Shares of the Cubs

According to reports from Comcast SportsNet, the Sun-Times, the Tribune and ESPN, the Ricketts family is “exploring opening the Cubs ownership to minority shareholders to help finance” the Wrigley Field Restoration project. Less than 24 hours after Tom Ricketts’ interview on Showtime’s 60 Minutes Sports aired in which he told Armen Keteyian that he “comfortable […]

Tom Ricketts Discusses the Cubs, WGN and Provides Updates on Wrigley Field

After his annual meeting with the team prior to the first full squad workout, Tom Ricketts met with the media for his Spring State of the Cubs Address. The Cubs’ Chairman talked about the upcoming season, the team on the field and the minor league system. Tom Ricketts also discussed the team’s television and radio […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Reportedly Having Internal Discussions About Moving

Dan Bernstein leaked the news on Twitter last week “the Cubs frustration with the rooftops’ intransigence is high enough that they are discussing the unavoidable prospect of options elsewhere.” Bernstein’s report on Twitter surfaced two days after Keith Olbermann labeled the Cubs as the worst in sports for mentioning a possible move out of Wrigley […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Announced Partnership with Giordano’s Pizza

Last Tuesday, the Cubs and Giordano’s Pizza announced a partnership deal that made Giordano’s Pizza “the exclusive pizza partner of the team and Wrigley Field.” The new partnership was announced by Giordano’s CEO Yorgo Koutsogiorgas and Tom Ricketts. The Cubs and Giordano’s Pizza entered into a three-year contract that will expire following the 2016 season. As […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Apply for Permit, Rooftops Tell Lawyers to Proceed Accordingly

According to multiple reports, the Cubs applied for a building permit to begin construction on the 650-square foot see-through sign in right field late last Friday. The application was submitted online after talks between the team and the rooftop club owners stalled last Wednesday. Cubs’ spokesman, Julian Green said Monday, “We were hopeful we could […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Negotiations Break Down Between Cubs and Rooftops

The first part of the week has not gone the Cubs way. After the news surfaced the Cubs lost out on their off-season target to the Yankees, the Sun-Times reported the talks between the Cubs and the rooftop club owners broke off on Tuesday and the dispute will likely be settled in court. The Cubs […]

Rambling About the Cubs While Waiting For Something, Anything

Hello again, everybody. It has been awhile since I have filled your Friday with free factoids, phenomenal fun and fruitful fanaticism. Man, I love Phonics. Now that I have gotten the alliteration out of the way, it is time to talk about the Cubs, the Winter Meetings, the huge Ruggiano pickup, and … well … […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: City Council Approves Changes to Wrigley Plan

The Chicago City Council approved the changes to the Cubs’ plan to Restore Wrigley Field on Wednesday and both Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Tom Tunney demanded the Cubs begin the project. The Cubs received approval on the latest “tweaks” to the Wrigley Field project that included more flexibility on scheduling night games, the branding […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Receive Approval to Move Wrigley’s Footprint

With the Cubs’ brass, including Tom Ricketts, in Orlando on Tuesday, the team received good news on the Wrigley Field Restoration front. According to a report from Danny Ecker, “tweaks to the Chicago Cubs renovation plan advanced through their final City Council committee approval.” The plan will go in front of the full City Council […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Receive Approval on Branding Arch and Expanding Footprint

The Cubs received approval on the new branding arch and expanding the footprint of Wrigley Field by the City Council Zoning Committee on Thursday. The Cubs moved closer to beginning the restoration project on Thursday when the zoning committee gave the team the approval to move the outer wall of the park 25 feet closer […]