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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Soon to Be Under New Management

I’ve hesitated writing anything about the pending sale of the Cubs because…well, let’s face it – there just isn’t a lot of news out there yet.

Oh, there’s been plenty of speculation, but so what? As the old saying goes, you can speculate in one hand and poop in the other, and then see which fills up first.

The Tribune Company officially put the team on the block a little over a week ago. That’s nowhere near enough time for anyone interested in the team to do due diligence, or for the Trib Co. to do the same from its end. So until there’s something a little more concrete, I don’t really care.

The powers that be at the Tower say they will sell the team by the end of the year. I don’t know if that’s a viable time table, given the need for the rest of MLB’s owners to approve the sale.

With no movement on the ownership front, the rumor mill has turned its attention to another topic – Wrigley Field.

There’s been gab that the Trib Co. might not sell the ballpark with the team. Because of this speculation, Cub Fans have expressed worry that the new owners might *gasp* build a new stadium that *double gasp* isn’t Wrigley Field!

To that, I say, “Terrific!”

Moving to a new yard has definite benefits, not the least of which is not having to deal with whiny neighbors or Mayor’s Offices. My only requests would be (a) put the new park on the el line and (b) layout the playing field just like the current Wrigley. Other than that, go wild, fellas!

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