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Chicago Grid: Why the Cubs, and Ricketts, are stuck with Wrigley


Updated: May 8, 2013 4:41PM

The best thing to be said for Cubs owner Tom Ricketts and his ostensible threat to vacate Wrigley Field is that he had to say it. He’s a soft-spoken man, demeanor that ought to serve him well when dealing with Cubs fans. Ricketts clearly doesn’t like playing the part of an ogre, but his mean streak came out a week ago.

Having chosen a City Club of Chicago audience to unveil his proposal to alter Wrigley Field, Ricketts let the threat slip during a Q&A session near the end of his talk. “If it comes to the point that we don’t have the ability to do what we need to do in our outfield, then we’re going to have to consider moving. It’s as simple as that,” Ricketts said, as reported by the Sun-Times’ Fran Spielman.

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