Friday, January 23, 2009

Cubs Almost Sold

Only one buyer in the market now:
  • After nearly two years of intrigue, the billionaire Ricketts family has emerged as the winning bidder to purchase the Chicago Cubs from Tribune Co. for about $900 million, sources close to the situation said this evening.

    The family will now complete negotiations with Tribune Co.

  • The family patriarch, J. Joe Ricketts, grew up in Omaha and started a discount stock brokerage. In the 1990s he transformed the company into an Internet trading powerhouse now known as TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.
We don't really care for baseball, as we've stated before. We're hockey people. Our only interest in this is what it'll do to the Tribune's debt load and whether or not it saves them from bankruptcy in the next few years.

In the meantime, the comments are open to belittle the Cubs chances for this year.

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20 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I offered them $901 million but they wouldn't take my check or an IOU. Bastards!

1/23/2009 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous I'm a thousandaire said...

If I was a Billionaire, I would change my name if it was Ricketts.

Just when does that name come in handy?

"Are you related to that childhood disease Rickets, which is a softening of bones in children, potentially leading to fractures and deformity?"

"No?"

"Just thought I'd ask."

1/23/2009 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Red Wings!!! Cubs blow!

1/23/2009 02:57:00 AM  
Anonymous A Sox Fan said...

Da Cubs , MLB's CHOKERS !!!! Lets face it . The Cubs will never win it all . That's it, period. They sucked 100 years ago and they suck now . I wish the Cubs Bad Luck forever .

1/23/2009 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the hell would want to buy a losing team and a fucking stadium that hasn't had any maintenance or updating in the past 100 years?

1/23/2009 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who gives a shit about a minor league basball team.LOSERS

1/23/2009 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like buying a three legged race horse.

1/23/2009 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poo Poo.......Sox won it in 2005
Bulls won it 6 times in the '90's
Bears won it in 1986....Hawks won it in 1961????...whatever .....the Cubs are still the darlings of this town, get more coverage, and over shawdow all the others...just being the Cubs!

1/23/2009 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SSC I WANT TO WORK WITH THE MIGHTY SEISER. SEISER I WILL PAY YOU 900 MILLION TO BE YOUR PARTNER.

1/23/2009 10:15:00 AM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

As far as professional sports teams go, I love baseball and football, but have always and will always bleed Orange & Black.

And as much as I do enjoy baseball & football, it wouldn't kill me it all teams never played another game at all.

Hockey is the ONLY sport worth watching. ;)

Go Flyers!

1/23/2009 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do the Red Wings have to do with the Cubs?? Tool.

1/23/2009 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice profit according to the paper in 1981: The clan (Wrigley)sold the team and Wrigley Field to the media company, which owns the Chicago Tribune, for $20.5 million. Maybe this guy wants to buy a police department?

1/23/2009 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cubs only chance next year is if George Steinbrenner buys them. But with their tradition in the playoffs they should be bought by a folding chair company!

1/23/2009 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the Chicago Tribune this morning, "Cubs fans want new owners to keep traditions at Wrigley Field"

What traditions would those be? The traditions of losers? Of blowing big games?

I for one, want the old traditions swept up and throw away. How about a new tradition? WINNING! EXCELLENCE! NO MORE SAD SACK BUMS!

That's a start.

Now you tradition bound Cubs fans take your old Cub traditions home and go get your fucking shine box!

1/23/2009 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I offerred to match my flop dues amount from my check as a good faith deposit, and promised to pay the balance from my upcoming retro check, but that offer was rejected when the Trib found out that Shortshanks was covering the check

1/23/2009 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHO CARES?! F- THE CUBS. LOSERS!

1/23/2009 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Go Red Wings!!! Cubs blow!

1/23/2009 02:57:00 AM


Hey retard- Red Wings play hockey! Stay on the south side with all the other Sux fans!

1/23/2009 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They still suck GO SOX!

1/23/2009 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CUB' Championships in last 100 yrs...none.
SOX' Championships in last 100 yrs...one.

WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE!!

1/23/2009 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CUB' Championships in last 100 yrs...none.
SOX' Championships in last 100 yrs...one.

WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE!!

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Wrong bitch, Sox have two World Series Championships in the past 100 years.

1/26/2009 03:55:00 AM  

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