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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Cubs considering sale of minority stakes

The Ricketts family, which bought the team and stadium in 2009, is weighing whether to sell minority shares to help fund $300 million in fix-ups to the park plus a $200 million neighborhood redevelopment.

SteveM. Posted: April 03, 2014 at 11:57 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: broke ass, chicago cubs, over their heads

Friday, March 14, 2014

AZ Republic: Mesa Riverview center bends on parking for Cubs games

At least three times already this year, crowds at the new Chicago Cubs stadium have smashed all-time Cactus League attendance records. But not everyone seemed eager at the outset to cash in on those fans and their money.

Kimco Realty, which owns the tax-subsidized Riverview shopping center across from the stadium on Dobson Road, created some bad vibes among baseball fans and Riverview Park patrons by initially banning non-customer parking at the center. At the same time, a competing center in Tempe offers free parking and game-day shuttle service.

Mesa businesses, never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: March 14, 2014 at 01:32 PM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: business, chicago cubs, cubs, spring training

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

ESPN: Cubs not surprised by mascot backlash

The Cubs unveiled “Clark”—a Cub bear—on Monday, and the reaction was swift as the mascot was depicted in unflattering terms on several social media outlets.

 

Half Joe Camel and a third Fonzarelli.

spike Posted: January 15, 2014 at 11:18 AM | 71 comment(s)
  Beats: chicago cubs, mascots

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

AZ Republic: Welcome the perfect anti-Steroid Hall of Fame class

Forget the column’s clickbait headline. This anecdote is why I submitted it:

When they played together on the Cubs, Mark Grace once noticed Maddux walking around the pitching mound in a very strained, uncomfortable manner.  Fearing his teammate was hurt, Grace approached the mound, only to find Maddux in an state of obvious physical excitement, the kind normally reserved for passionate endeavors.

“Man, you really do love to pitch,” Grace marveled.

Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: January 08, 2014 at 08:03 PM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: chicago cubs, cubs, greg maddux, hall of fame

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Greg Maddux with not be unanimous HOF

Our winning moralizer is Ken Gurnick, a very competent Dodgers beat reporter for MLB.com. Today Gurnick, along with MLB.com’s other writers, revealed their ballots, and out of the 100-something total made public, Gurnick is the very first to leave Maddux off. He has just one name on his ballot: Jack Morris. Here’s his rationale.

“Morris has flaws — a 3.90 ERA, for example. But he gets my vote for more than a decade of ace performance that included three 20-win seasons, Cy Young Award votes in seven seasons and Most Valuable Players votes in five. As for those who played during the period of PED use, I won’t vote for any of them.”

The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: January 07, 2014 at 01:53 PM | 211 comment(s)
  Beats: atlanta, chicago cubs

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ex-Cubs phenom Prior retires at 33

SI coverage of Prior’s debut. 

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The Tribune confirmed a Twitter report by Mike Beradino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, who said he ran into Prior in a hotel lobby at the winter meetings in Florida and was told that the 33-year-old right-hander is “officially retired” after his latest setback while with the Cincinnati Reds’ Triple-A team. Beradino reports that Prior is considering a position in the San Diego Padres’ front office.

SI coverage of Prior’s debut. 

Heinie Mantush (Krusty) Posted: December 10, 2013 at 09:38 AM | 65 comment(s)
  Beats: chicago cubs, dusty baker, mark prior, padres, tinstaapp

 

 

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