Archive for the ‘Team Ownership’ Category

Guest Post: It’s a Dream, it’s only a dream…

Here is a guest post submitted by a loyal reader of the Clark-Addison Cubs Fan Blog. The topic is renovation of Wrigley Field and some of the views here I don’t share. But there is plenty here to get the discussion going and maybe even the blood boiling! Your comments can be posted at the conclusion […]

February 20, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: guest post, Ricketts family, Team Ownership, tradition, Wrigley Field  No Comments

Day Two of 2011 Cubs Convention in Tweets

ClarkAddison ClarkAddison:  Dave Kingman is hangin’ at Kitty O’Shea’s, watching football. #CubsCon ClarkAddison ClarkAddison:  It’s melt down time for the kids! Parents, get those kids fed & to bed! #CubsCon ClarkAddison ClarkAddison:  Carlos Pena is talking World Series. Not a bad thing. #CubsCon ClarkAddison ClarkAddison:  Koyie Hill still signing autographs, 30mins after his appearance. Good […]

January 16, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Chicago, event, feature, live report, manager, Mike Quade, Team Ownership  One Comment

New Cubs Manager Choice Will Be Telling

With Year One of the Ricketts regime coming to an end, we really haven’t seen much from them to really define their priorities and style. I mean, sure, we’ve seen more fan outreach, some new marketing ideas, bison on the menu; but not much to indicate what kind of owners they will be from a […]

September 18, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, Jim Hendry, manager, observations, Ricketts family, Team Ownership  No Comments

Took me out to the ballgame

I made my first visit to Wrigley Field so far in Year One of the Ricketts regime this week. Overall, the initial changes made by the new ownership are subtle but I found none of them objectionable. Note the new illuminated Cardinal-red Toyota sign in the left field bleachers has not yet been erected. Here are […]

May 1, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, Chicago, game day, observations, photo of the day, Ricketts family, Team Ownership, Wrigley Field  No Comments

Curse? There Ain’t No Stinking Cubs Curse

Inevitably, talk of whether there is a curse on the Chicago Cubs comes up each season, usually from outsiders or someone looking to stir the pot a bit. Let me go on record as believing the only curse that affects the Cubs is that of a history of bad decisions. No supernatural hexes, no goats, just the natural […]

March 27, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: book, Chicago, controversy, curse/superstition, Team Ownership  One Comment

Ricketts should keep eye on the ball

Tom Ricketts is a smart, likeable guy. He talks a good game for the most part, but most of what I hear lately has very little to do with winning baseball in 2010.  I heard a Lou soundbite from the Cubs Convention: ‘We have a good team up here in Chicago’ he said. And Lou […]

January 20, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Hot Stove, Jim Hendry, lineup, Lou Piniella, observations, players, playoffs, Ricketts family, Team Ownership  No Comments

Dawson the big draw at Cubs Convention

With the 25th annual Cubs Convention next week, I am struck by who the most exciting, most anticipated player in attendance will be. No, it won’t be a big star from last season or a high profile acquisition for this coming season. No, the biggest player appearance will be from a guy who hasn’t played for […]

January 10, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: awards, observations, players, roster, Team Ownership  No Comments

Ryne Sandberg is being groomed

Cubs Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg is certainly being groomed for the big chair. Question is, whether he will get a shot to manage in the major leagues in a Cubs uniform. At first glance timing may appear ideal with Lou Piniella in his final year as manager and Ryno now being assigned […]

December 8, 2009  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, game of baseball, Lou Piniella, Minor League Baseball, observations, Team Ownership  No Comments

Hendry Compares Notes With Other MLB GMs

With the Ricketts family firmly in control, Cubs GM Jim Hendry is attending the annual GM meeting in Chicago. He has a lot on his plate and is no doubt discussing who needs what, or more accurately, who needs to dump what. For many MLB teams, the economic climate is forcing clubs to cut payroll […]

November 10, 2009  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, controversy, Hot Stove, Jim Hendry, players, Team Ownership  One Comment

First Signing for 2010 Cubs Must Be Owner

The 2009 Cubs were a major disappointment by nearly any measure. They didn’t hit, they didn’t field, even the Cubs vaunted pitching staff faltered. The team sustained major injuries, fought on and off the field, and was generally unlikeable. One of the main causes of this (that is controllable) is the lack of leadership at […]

October 19, 2009  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, observations, Team Ownership  One Comment