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Tom Ricketts

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  • Kris Bryant defends Scott Boras, appreciative of Tom Ricketts

    Kris Bryant defends Scott Boras, appreciative of Tom Ricketts
    With a 6-foot-5 frame and an ability to hit tape-measure home runs, Kris Bryant easily is one of the most noticeable players in the Chicago Cubs' spring training camp. But Bryant's presence has taken a back seat to issues regarding why he hasn't already...
  • Sharing the Chicago Cubs

    If Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts needs investors, he should do like the Green Bay Packers did. Sell single shares of Cubs to individuals. They’d have no voice but would love to have a share or two. Think how many new fans it could bring!...
  • Unchained melody: No Sammy Sosa, but Joe Maddon brings music back to Cubs

     Unchained melody: No Sammy Sosa, but Joe Maddon brings music back to Cubs
    MESA, Ariz. — Eleven years after an unknown Cubs player smashed Sammy Sosa's boom box in a mystery that remains unsolved, music filled the air Wednesday morning during the first full workout at Cubs' camp. Let it be recorded for posterity's sake...
  • Cubs getting down to business on and off the field

    Cubs getting down to business on and off the field
    MESA, Ariz. — Loud music will be a staple of preworkout stretching. Teaching tools such as a pitching machine that hurls smaller baseballs and 36-ounce bats will be implemented later. But still no Sammy Sosa. Welcome to this spring's Cubs...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...