Before recently throwing in with Super Agent Scott Boras, Super Free Agent Carlos Correa was represented by the mega-agency that’s been buying up MiLB teams, including the Iowa Cubs. The former sub-rivalry with the Memphis Redbirds will now be a sib-rivalry since the teams share the same owner. Strange bedfellows. But that’s beside my primary point of interest. The I-Cubs’ ownership had been local for decades, most recently under the community-spirited auspices of a man whose resume includes a Pulitzer Prize in journalism. He’s in his 80s and plans to remain a fan who’ll be seen at the ballpark. Still, he’ll be missed. Not only did he keep the team’s staff on the payroll throughout the 2020 season that wasn’t, but he divvied the proceeds of the team’s sale amongst all of the full-timers @ $2K per year of service. One long-term, mid-level vet reaped a $70K bonus when the soon-to-be ex-boss gathered everyone for a holiday surprise party. All of which I mention while wondering if/when the latest round of CBA jousting at the MLB level will resolve. UFC is another monogram that comes to mind to describe the “negotiations” about how to carve the billionberry pie. UFC? The new I-Cub owner also owns that brand. Not quite the same cache for some of us as a Pulitzer Prize.