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Tom Ricketts

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  • Cubs owner not only transforming Wrigley Field, but Wrigleyville, too

    Cubs owner not only transforming Wrigley Field, but Wrigleyville, too
    For years, Cubs owner Tom Ricketts has made no secret of his desire to emulate the success of the Boston Red Sox. His pursuit of Boston's top baseball executive, Theo Epstein, made headlines and the remaking of Wrigley Field — inspired by the...
  • Mr. Cub takes up residence at Daley Plaza

    Mr. Cub takes up residence at Daley Plaza
    A 7-foot monument to Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks began its four-day stay at Daley Plaza on Wednesday, attracting a hodgepodge of Chicagoans seeking to honor the beloved baseball icon. Banks' wife, Liz, Cubs owner Tom Ricketts, Mayor Rahm Emanuel,...
  • Fans, former teammates, friends pay respects at Ernie Banks visitation

    Fans, former teammates, friends pay respects at Ernie Banks visitation
    Ernie Banks loved baseball and he loved the fans. On Friday, the fans loved him back, paying their respects during a public visitation at Fourth Presbyterian Church in downtown Chicago. Banks' casket is draped with a No. 14 flag. Above the casket is a...
  • Wrigley rooftops sue Cubs, accusing team of price-fixing scheme

    Wrigley rooftops sue Cubs, accusing team of price-fixing scheme
    A group of Wrigley rooftop businesses sued the Chicago Cubs and team chairman Tom Ricketts in federal court Tuesday, accusing the team of violating the terms of its revenue-sharing contract and trying to create a price-fixing scheme that would...
  • White Sox's time to respond after Cubs take aim

    White Sox's time to respond after Cubs take aim
    The Cubs and White Sox took care of their own business last month that brought free agent left-hander Jon Lester and All-Star catcher Miguel Montero to Wrigley Field, and Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson and Melky Cabrera to U.S. Cellular Field. It...
  • Theo Epstein expects Cubs fans to hold him accountable for poor seasons

    Theo Epstein expects Cubs fans to hold him accountable for poor seasons
    Cubs President Theo Epstein repeatedly expressed his appreciation Saturday to a patient crowd of Cubs followers. "Hold us accountable," Epstein told a group of more than 1,000 during a discussion at the Cubs Convention. Epstein explained the factors...
  • Crane Kenney: Wrigley bleachers won't be ready until May

    Crane Kenney: Wrigley bleachers won't be ready until May
    Crane Kenney, president of business operations for the Cubs, said the target date for the opening of the left field bleachers is early May and late May for the right field bleachers.  Bleacher season ticket holders have three options for home games...
  • Cubs Convention preview: Is it time to get excited?

    Cubs Convention preview: Is it time to get excited?
    The granddaddy of all fan fests returns this weekend when the 30th annual Cubs Convention kicks off Friday at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. The blueprint isn't too different from the one former Cubs executive John McDonough invented in 1986,...
  • Can the Bears turn into the Blackhawks of the NFL?

     Can the Bears turn into the Blackhawks of the NFL?
    Change can come in small increments, or in one big burst. As the Bears try to dig their way out of the disastrous 2014 season with a new general manager, head coach and coaching staff, two of their peers on the Chicago sports scene provide case...
  • With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world

    With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world
    To Tyler Christofferson, Jon Lester always will be the Little League teammate who wore his hat backward and No. 24 jersey like hero Ken Griffey Jr. did, the grade-school buddy who matured into a better person than player even though he's a major league...
  • Cubs, rooftop owners feud worsens over attempts to buy clubs

    Cubs, rooftop owners feud worsens over attempts to buy clubs
    Wrigley Field's bleachers aren't the only thing being torn down in the North Side neighborhood. The relationship between the Chicago Cubs and surrounding rooftop club owners, long a source of tension, has turned nasty. But unlike the bleachers,...