Tag Archives: Tom Ricketts

Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein leaving without regrets or drama
November 17, 2020

Cubs president Theo Epstein is leaving the team on Friday, and there is a lot of chatter about what nefariousness occurred to cause this change at the top of the franchise’s front office. The answer appears to be that Epstein is leaving because the time has come.  It’s simple as that. Sometimes the most least […]

Should Cubs fans pay for Marquee or sit this season out – the debate begins
June 24, 2020

To watch or not to watch – that is the question. Baseball’s resumption in one month presents a huge question for Cubs fans.  Do we trust content providers like Comcast and YouTube to get a deal done with the Marquee Network, change providers, or forego Cubs baseball for the 60-game sprint to the playoffs. I […]

Cubs botch Marquee Network launch – profiteer owner Tom Ricketts pushing fans away
February 24, 2020

Who can and can’t watch Cubs baseball?  No one knows. Fans thought that signing up for DirecTV or Hulu+ would allow then to catch Saturday’s spring training opener.  For a variety of reasons, that didn’t happen for any of the Hulu+ subscribers and some of the DirecTV folks. Marquee still has no deal with YouTube TV, […]

I’ll be a Cubs fan longer than Tom Ricketts will own them
April 29, 2019

My disdain for the owner of the Chicago Cubs is pretty well chronicled – and well-founded. Tom Ricketts and his family extract as much cash as they possibly can from the wallets of fans, and I object to that level of snow-blind profiteering at the expense of people who were born into fandom for the […]