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  • Ricketts on pursuit of Theo, Kenney's future and more

    Ricketts on pursuit of Theo, Kenney's future and more
    With Theo Epstein and Co. firmly ensconced in the Cubs offices at Wrigley Field, Tuesday was time for Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts to finally discuss the process that he followed in wooing Epstein away from his hometown Boston Red Sox. Ricketts shed some...
  • Be afraid, Cubs fans, be very afraid

    Be afraid, Cubs fans, be very afraid
    The Cubs reportedly are pursuing Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols, the two biggest names on sale at Free Agents R Us, “sale’’ being a relative term. I’m not sure I believe it because it’s hard to believe much at this time of...
  • Someone needs to explain to Williams what 'rebuilding' means

    Someone needs to explain to Williams what 'rebuilding' means
    Ken Williams said trading closer Sergio Santos for a minor-leaguer is the start of rebuilding the White Sox. Excuse me? No, Kenny, sorry, but trading a closer is not the start of rebuilding unless the closer is Mariano Rivera. Trading Paul Konerko is...
  • Does Sveum know he's reading from a bad script?

    Does Sveum know he's reading from a bad script?
    Dale Sveum sounded so grounded, so non-plussed, so honest even before he was introduced as the new Cubs manager. And now this. Reading what Sveum was saying at the winter meetings makes you wonder if he already has gotten Cubbed. Or maybe someone...
  • Chicago's top celebrity hangouts in 2011

    Chicago's top celebrity hangouts in 2011
    If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer. Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
  • Pete Wentz's band parts ways with singer, Chicagoan competing on 'Survivor,' Steve Nash dines at Le Colonial

    Pete Wentz's band parts ways with singer, Chicagoan competing on 'Survivor,' Steve Nash dines at Le Colonial
    Black Cards -- the band founded by ex-Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz – has parted ways with singer Bebe Rexha. Wentz told mtv.com that the split was a mutual decision and added that the band will continue in some capacity. "Right now, (the...
  • Theo, have I got a deal for you

    Theo, have I got a deal for you
    Victor Martinez DH’d for the Tigers in 112 games last season. Now he’s out for the year with a knee injury. Tell me Theo Epstein was phoning Detroit about Alfonso Soriano. Sounds like a pipe dream. Sounds like I’m wake ‘n bakin&...
  • Friday, January 13, 2012

      5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier   8:08 a.m.  Johnny B gets a report on the Critics Choice Award from Gino Salomone.  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell 10:05 a.m.  They walked to school in the snow barefoot both ways.  Boy do we have a lot to...
  • Quade wakes up, now who's next? Hello, Tom Ricketts

    Mike Quade came to the conclusion that the Cubs are no longer contending. Quite the epiphany when you’ve hovering around 20 games under .500 for months, huh? Quade claimed the Cubs were in position to get back in the race if they had a good run...
  • Ricketts family closes Cubs deal

    Ricketts family closes Cubs deal
    The Ricketts family is officially the new owners of the Chicago Cubs. The family closed a transaction Tuesday morning to take control of the team, Wrigley Field and other assets in a deal valued at $845 million. The family will hold a news conference at...
  • Greg talks with new Cubs owner Tom Ricketts

  • Ricketts, Tribune Co. Reach Deal For Cubs

    Ricketts, Tribune Co. Reach Deal For Cubs
    (WGN-AM)- Tribune Co. intends to sell the Chicago Cubs to the Ricketts family, sources familiar with the matter said Monday, ending the company's flirtation with another buyer after negotiations with the Rickettses had stalled two months ago. After...