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  • Preserve Wrigley Field as we know it

    We have something beautiful and pure in our midst. And it has been entrusted in Tom Ricketts' hands as its current custodian. Wrigley Field is a throwback to another era. It is treasured by every commentator and former and current player who ever...
  • Cubs upcoming moves should be as obvious as 1-2-3

    Cubs upcoming moves should be as obvious as 1-2-3
    Groupthink compels us to believe the Cubs calling up minor leaguers Kris Bryant and Javier Baez or — gasp — signing ace Jeff Samardzija rather than trading him for more prospects would be as smart as bunting with two strikes. Square up...
  • 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 go into damage control mode on latest renovation plan

    Cubs go into damage control mode on latest renovation plan
    Cubs executive Crane Kenney went into damage control mode today, a day after Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired a brush-back pitch at the team for what he said was the team’s failure to fully disclose to him all of its new plans for renovating Wrigley Field....
  • 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:...
  • Cubs unveil new drawings, expanded underground clubhouse

    Cubs unveil new drawings, expanded underground clubhouse
    A top Cubs executive today unveiled drawings of the team’s latest revised proposal for the renovation of Wrigley Field, saying an expanded, underground clubhouse and other changes will add $75 million to the overall cost. The 30,000-square-foot...
  • Hawks fans are all a-Twitter during playoffs

    Hawks fans are all a-Twitter during playoffs
    This could only happen in the Windy City. The one awful series in this legendary NBA first round involved your Chicago Bulls. Fortunately, the Blackhawks are starting to look like favorites to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. And we’re approaching...
  • Cubs battle over Wrigley signs with rooftop owners

    Cubs battle over Wrigley signs with rooftop owners
    Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts is offering a new pitch to long-suffering fans as he struggles to get a Wrigley Field renovation underway: If the rooftop owners are going to sue us anyway over blocked views into the stadium, we might as well get more...
  • Cubs place foolish bet on Manny Ramirez

    Cubs place foolish bet on Manny Ramirez
    With a minor league system loaded with impressionable prospects like Javier Baez whose development dictates every organizational decision, the Cubs hired a Triple-A player-coach Sunday who symbolizes cheating in baseball. Hiring Manny Ramirez as a...
  • Allow owners to invest in Cubs and Wrigley

    Is free enterprise a thing of the past in Chicago? Who owns the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, Tom Ricketts or Rahm Emanuel? As reported, our emperor, the mayor, wants to control the details of a multimillion-dollar expansion and investment by the...
  • Who is in charge of Cubs, Wrigley?

    Is free enterprise a thing of the past in Chicago? Who owns the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, Tom Ricketts or Rahm Emanuel? As reported, our emperor, the mayor, wants to control the details of of a multimillion-dollar expansion and investment by the...
  • Once again, clumsy Cubs are politically tone deaf

    Once again, clumsy Cubs are politically tone deaf
    The Cubs are the worst team in the majors and haven't scored a run in 20 innings but Wednesday's low point of the season had little to do with baseball. Mayor Rahm Emanuel embarrassed the Cubs behind the microphone as badly as any pitcher has on the...