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Wrigley Field

Juice boxes, other incentives for the 2016 Cubs

Faster than you can say "dropped third strike," the Chicago Cubs transformed themselves from World Series contenders to "rebuilders." Or, baseball speak for, "we must get rid of a few guys."

I'm not privy to how many stacks of hundred dollar bills the Ricketts family has in its Wrigley Field suite. Nor am I skilled enough in the X's and O's of baseball -- or in the Cubs' case, the K's -- to determine whether a power hitting lefty, a flame throwing righty or an ambidextrous beer vendor will bring the Cubs their long overdue World Series title. But, when it comes to baseball, I do know how to assemble a winning combination, having consistently taken...