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Elton John, Billy Joel, and Dave Matthews to play Wrigley in 2010

Alderman Tom Tunney continues to devastate true Cubs fans at every opportunity. From today's Sun-Times, we learn that Elton John and Billy Joel will be playing concerts at Wrigley Field during the week of July 7, and then Dave Matthews will be playing in September. We have now gone from...


Why we're gonna hate Tom Ricketts - Part I

The Cubs are about to acquire an Alex Rodriguez, except this A-ROD will never wear a uniform, swing for the fences, take a banned substance, shag flyballs during BP... or retire. No - this A-ROD will be the $31mm+ of annual interest payments on the debt Tom Ricketts will issue...


Analyzing the Rich Harden Trade

I've had some time to digest the Rich Harden deal, and I think you can prematurely put this one in the win column for both teams. Cop out? you bet. Here's why. The Cubs are focused short term, the A's are focused longer term. One of the unfortunate by-products of...


Cubs and Budweiser renew their vows

The Cubs and Anheuser Busch have extended their marketing agreement through 2013. Very little has changed, except that A-B has purchased the naming rights to the Batter's Eye suite in centerfield. (No announcement has been made whether it will be the Bud-Lite batter's eye, the Budweiser batter's eye, or the...


Pirates struggling to put butts in the seats

In other news, man bites dog. Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes a column bashing new Pirates President Frank Coonelly for being satisfied with progress outside of the win-column. At the end of the column, he points out that the Pirates 'progress' hasn't made it as far as the...


Injuries piling up for Cubs

As the Cubs roared through the early part of the schedule, amassing the best record in baseball, I've been smiling at our good fortune and relative health. However, with the injuries to Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Zambrano, the team is beginning to feel the effect of over one fourth of...


TribCo Revenue Grab: Revenue Estimate for The Sandberg Game 2

Ryno's coming to Wrigley Field in July. I've already examined how this came about, now let's whip out our calculators (or Excel spreadsheets as the case may be.) and see if we can't get an estimate of the increased revenue to the ball club. For this exercise, I used my...


Cubs send out Financial Books to Prospective Owners

From my office window, I can look down 28 stories and across the Chicago River to see the private deck just outside of Sam Zell's office. I rarely see anyone on the deck, and used to think it would be a great place to eat lunch in the midday sunshine....



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