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Tom Ricketts

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  • Tunney opposes Ricketts revamp on Wrigley

    Tunney opposes Ricketts revamp on Wrigley
    Ald. Tom Tunney today reiterated his opposition to Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts’ effort to beef up his plans for the Wrigley Field renovation. “Tom Ricketts has stated as early as March 2011, ‘We’ve always talked about three goals:...
  • Kenney reveals he has signed 5-year contract extension

    Kenney reveals he has signed 5-year contract extension
    With the Cubs hoping to win city approval of the latest revisions to their Wrigley Field renovation plan, business operations President Crane Kenney revealed he has signed a five-year extension through 2019. Kenney's announcement Saturday during an...
  • WBBM to be Cubs' new radio home

    WBBM to be Cubs' new radio home
    Whether or not they will be the same Chicago Cubs next season, fans will hear their radio call on a new home: WBBM-AM 780. The Cubs signed a long-term deal with the CBS-owned station to carry the team’s games beginning next season. They will...
  • 'Cubs (stupid) Way:' Jackson keeping his job

    'Cubs (stupid) Way:' Jackson keeping his job
    The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): Jose Veras closing games for the Cubs or Edwin Jackson starting them? At least the Cubs are willing to look at other closer options. Veras can just sit there while the likes of Hector Rondon, Pedro...
  • Emanuel: No Wrigley Field hearing next month

    Emanuel: No Wrigley Field hearing next month
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent a message to Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts on Wednesday: You dropped the ball in clearly communicating the latest version of a Wrigley Field renovation, and my administration won’t be rushed into approving more electronic...
  • Cubs honor centenarian at last

    Cubs honor centenarian at last
    Two months late, but a century in the making, Louis Reinhart crossed the Wrigley Field grass Sunday and dropped the game ball on the pitcher's mound. The 100-year-old retired farmer, still too young to have seen the Cubs win a World Series, was supposed...
  • Counterpoint: Rebuilt Wrigley Field outdated in 20 years

    Counterpoint: Rebuilt Wrigley Field outdated in 20 years
    In 1976, a renovated Yankee Stadium re-opened with much fanfare. The fee to upgrade "The House That Ruth Built," originally constructed in 1923, was $160 million, a fairly hefty figure in those days. Just more than 20 years later, George Steinbrenner...
  • Cubs find a new way not to have pitching

    Cubs find a new way not to have pitching
    Masahiro Tanaka chose the Yankees over the Cubs. Yoenis Cespedes chose the A’s -- the A’s, do you hear me? -- and not the Cubs a couple years ago. What is Theo Epstein doing wrong? Or maybe it’s Tom Ricketts’ fault,...
  • First legal shot in dispute between Cubs, rooftop owners

    First legal shot in dispute between Cubs, rooftop owners
    Talks between the Cubs and rooftop owners are at an impasse amid the first legal shot, continued disagreement over outfield advertising signs and convention weekend rhetoric. ¬†As a result, the much-hyped $300 million Wrigley Field renovation — and...
  • A Dear Tom letter

    A Dear Tom letter
    Dear Cubs Fanboy Owner (and you know who you are, Tom Ricketts), The option to move the team out of Wrigley Field remains open. You should’ve done this on Day One. You should’ve thanked everyone for coming, explained how thrilled you and...
  • Cubs won't make 100-year-old fan wait until next year

    Cubs won't make 100-year-old fan wait until next year
    For his 100th birthday, Louis Reinhart was offered a chance to deliver the game ball to umpires at Wrigley Field on Opening Day. It seemed a once-in-a-long-lifetime opportunity, and Reinhart could hardly believe how his years of devotion to the Cubs...