Sunday, November 14, 2010


Across this nation there are millions of long-suffering Chicago Cub fans, and it defies logic as to why they continue to adore and support this perennial loser major league baseball franchise. With the team sold over the winter by the bankrupt Chicago Tribune to the hugely successful (and wealthy) Ricketts family, I thought the Cubs would now be on a sound financial footing. WRONG!

Below is a link to an interesting article that relates the latest con-job being attempted by the haves on the have-nots. This is not a new idea proposal because it has already been perpetrated by the owners of the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bears using tax supported bonds issued by the Illinois Stadium Authority.,ricketts-wrigley-state-aid-11110.article

One wonders just how much subterfuge can be pushed down the throats of the public who are ultimately obligated to pay inflated ticket prices, not to mention higher state taxes, well into the future to pay off this deal. The public surely will come out on the short end of this stick, and they will not even have a smile on their face when the bonds are eventually paid-off.

Let me suggest that the curse of the Billy Goat is not on the team, but on the long-suffering Cub fans.


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