Grover Cleveland Alexander

Once Upon a Time, When the Cubs were Bought by a Family

The Ricketts Family owns the Cubs. That sentence has a certain lasting ring to it. We've all followed the travails of how the Cubs ownership has transitioned from the now bankrupt Tribune company and was midwived through the gnarly fingers of real estate magnate Sam Zell, finally getting delivered into our proud new Papa's (Tom Ricketts) loving grasp. To celebrate this rite of passage, I decided to learn more about the events that took place over 90 years ago when the last dynastic family came into control of our Chicago National League franchise.

Sherman, set the Wayback Machine to 1916.

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  • Hopefully Pirates don't call up A. Lincoln.

    jacos 3 hours 10 min ago view
  • j.buchanan going friday...should be...baseball...or something like it.

    crunch 3 hours 17 min ago view
  • Wow. I didn't know they could do that.

    Nice for Willson, not so much for Addy.

    billybucks 3 hours 34 min ago view
  • Game is officially called...also officially a tie.

    Stats count, no make-up date of course.

     

    Rob G. 3 hours 35 min ago view
  • Yeah -- seeing the weather -- I hope KB and Rizz are inside, wrapped in blankets and drinking hot chocolate.

    billybucks 4 hours 22 min ago view
  • rain delay...thanks obama.

    crunch 5 hours 37 sec ago view
  • Thanks again Phil. We actually were in Mesa and drove around. Hopefully, I am back for some Fall League. If not I have all of spring training (like the smart people who move here!)

    rvimpeny 6 hours 4 min ago view
  • What Rob G said.  I can't speak for Piittsburgh, but the other end of the state has had absolute crap weather for two days. Perfect day to take it easy.

    Transmission 6 hours 8 min ago view
  • tarp came off 10 minutes ago...let's do this.

    crunch 6 hours 22 min ago view
  • He will not pitch another game for Cubs

    /Unless injury in playoffs

    jacos 6 hours 38 min ago view
  • ~fart~

    jacos 6 hours 39 min ago view
  • Today is bullpen day

    jacos 6 hours 40 min ago view
  • 10/450 if they win WS

    jacos 6 hours 40 min ago view
  • Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Even though Hammel is missing start, don't assume he'll not be on #Cubs postseason roster. Maddon says elbow problem isn't that bad

    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Maddon on #Cubs postseason rotation: "I don't want to announce anything. We haven't talked to anybody yet"

    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Maddon hopes Soler can take BP in Cincy, play in sim game Tue. "All of that should give us some kind of indication of where he's at"

    crunch 6 hours 57 min ago view
  • tarp on the field 40 minutes before gametime...meh.

    crunch 7 hours 31 sec ago view
  • travel day + rain in Pittsburgh. Why risk injury?

    Rob G. 7 hours 3 min ago view