Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher

Syndicate

Tom Ricketts Newsbeat

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Cubs Fans Boo Chairman Tom Ricketts at Team Convention

Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts heard his share of boos at the Cubs Convention on Friday while the team remains quiet in free agency.

Coming off a season in which the Cubs fell short of the playoffs, Chicago has yet to add significant pieces or sign its core players to extensions. Former NL MVP Kris Bryant has been on the trade market throughout the offseason, beloved former manager Joe Maddon is gone and the team is no longer the favorite in the NL Central. There’s uncertainty in Wrigleyville for the first time since the Cubs returned to prominence in 2015, and the Convention’s usually positive atmosphere has soured.

“I’m sorry we don’t have a prize free agent or something sexier to talk about right now,” Ricketts said in an interview with WSCR-AM 670 on Day 2 of the Cubs Convention.

To add to the tension, fans also brought heavy boos when Ricketts mentioned the “Marquee Sports Network,” the Cubs’ new television outlet set to launch in February. With the new season approaching, the network has yet to make a deal with Comcast’s Xfinity—the area’s largest carrier—keeping some fans without a method to watch the team.

On the bright side, at least Tom Ricketts didn’t buy the Phillies…..

 

QLE Posted: January 19, 2020 at 12:36 AM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, fans, tom ricketts

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Andere Richtingen
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogUS-based pro sports leagues monitoring coronavirus outbreak
(3650 - 9:45pm, Mar 31)
Last: Tin Angel

NewsblogIs It Wrong for Baseball Players to Get Tommy John Surgery?
(18 - 9:30pm, Mar 31)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogPosnanski: Baseball 100 Rules
(1144 - 9:28pm, Mar 31)
Last: Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it

NewsblogMLB Isn’t Losing TV Revenues Yet
(7 - 9:22pm, Mar 31)
Last: Cooper Nielson

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-30-2020
(39 - 9:07pm, Mar 31)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogA FanGraphs Update: We’re Asking for Your Help
(4 - 8:30pm, Mar 31)
Last: puck

NewsblogOne more season? MLB veterans may have played final innings amid coronavirus uncertainty
(8 - 8:21pm, Mar 31)
Last: Jay Z

NewsblogReport: Mets Trying to 'Drum Up Interest' in Sale During Coronavirus Hiatus
(14 - 8:04pm, Mar 31)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogBaseball Question of the Day: Which player do you love to hate?
(61 - 7:00pm, Mar 31)
Last: Doug Jones threw harder than me

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1925 Ballot
(6 - 4:07pm, Mar 31)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogIf 2020 season is cancelled, which teams would be hurt the most?
(10 - 1:52pm, Mar 31)
Last: bobm

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1925 Discussion
(10 - 1:16pm, Mar 31)
Last: DL from MN

Gonfalon CubsBeing cheap is not a plan
(106 - 12:07pm, Mar 31)
Last: Due to the leadership of Zonk...

NewsblogOT - NBA Thread 2020
(1996 - 11:44am, Mar 31)
Last: Moses Taylor, glorified meat shield

NewsblogBaseball Question of the Day: Who’d you think would be a star but wasn’t?
(154 - 1:39am, Mar 31)
Last: Alex Vila

Page rendered in 0.9359 seconds
44 querie(s) executed