Search Results for Tom Ricketts tag:www.thecubdom.com,2017:/cgi-bin/mt//feed/Tom Ricketts 2017-11-18T13:40:46Z Movable Type 4.23-en 7 1 7 Cubs sold to Ricketts, finally! tag:www.thecubdom.com,2009://1.1234 2009-10-28T00:28:10Z 2009-11-27T19:40:48Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com The Sam Zell era is over. It was horrible, but not. You see, short term thinking kills franchises. Franchises of any sport are built with steady hands thinking long term. For every 1997 Florida Marlins World Series title (purchased and disassembled within 2 years), are dozens of franchises with lost... MLB Approves Cubs Sale tag:www.thecubdom.com,2009://1.1229 2009-10-06T22:09:46Z 2009-10-06T22:16:45Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com The next to last hurdle in the Cubs sale process has just been cleared. The MLB Owners unanimously approved the sale of the Cubs to the Ricketts family. Linky Link Since I think Sam Zell has been an atrocious owner (worse than the other TribCo suits that preceded him), I'm... 'Dem Cubbies - Dey're done tag:www.thecubdom.com,2009://1.1226 2009-09-30T05:40:32Z 2009-10-02T22:57:45Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com Stick a fork in 'em. The math is in, and the Cubs are out. Yet another season (#101) comes to an end without a World Series title, and even though it's been a mathematical improbability for about a month, tonight's Rockies win makes it impossible for the Cubs to reach... Cubs sold to Tom Ricketts tag:www.thecubdom.com,2009://1.1204 2009-07-06T17:02:14Z 2009-07-06T17:05:37Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com The Cubs have been sold... almost. According to a breaking news alert I received from the Chicago Tribune, the Ricketts family has closed the sale from the Tribune Company. The only remaining hurdle is the MLB owners approval, and that is all but a formality as Bud Selig has already... Why we're gonna hate Tom Ricketts - Part I tag:www.thecubdom.com,2009://1.1103 2009-05-18T14:08:48Z 2009-05-19T19:02:30Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com 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... Economy slams Cubs sale process tag:www.thecubdom.com,2008://1.1022 2008-12-01T21:28:20Z 2009-05-17T01:05:30Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com A year ago, when Sam Zell announced the Cubs would be sold, a veritable pool of piranhas lined up to devour the team. But, after a tumultuous second half of the year, the economic environment looks bleak for investors who planned to use debt in their pursuit of the Chicago... Hank Aaron, Cubs owner? tag:www.thecubdom.com,2008://1.1011 2008-07-27T18:01:47Z 2009-05-19T04:31:40Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com While I was in Brazil, prospective bidders for the Cubs submitted their bids for the franchise, the ballpark, and a portion of Comcast Sports Net. It's been widely reported that there were 10 groups that submitted bids, and the Cubs have now whittled that down to 6 (or 3) groups...