Jim & Bob's Palatial Baseball Blog

Monday, April 02, 2007

Great Googaly Moogaly Part 2

TRIBUNE TO SELL CHICAGO CUBS FOLLOWING 2007 BASEBALL SEASON
25% Interest in Comcast SportsNet Chicago Also to be Sold

CHICAGO, April 2, 2007—Tribune Company (NYSE:TRB) announced today that it plans to sell the Chicago Cubs and the company’s 25 percent interest in Comcast SportsNet Chicago after the conclusion of the 2007 baseball season. The sale is expected to be completed in this year’s fourth quarter.

"The Cubs have been an important part of Tribune for more than 25 years and are one of the most storied franchises in all of sports," said Dennis FitzSimons, Tribune chairman, president and chief executive officer. "In our last season of ownership, the team has one mission, and that is to win for our great fans."



I'll go out on a limb right now and predict that whoever buys the team will be denounced as a moron within forty-eight hours of the sale...

UPDATE: The message board at Chicago Sports.com is open on this subject. Unsurprisingly, White Sox Fans are the first to post. And here I'd been told for years that it was Cub Fans who were rude and unemployed...

Labels: ,

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home