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    Cubs/Tribune to be sold!

    Okay Cubs fans, not only is it opening day, but could this be the missing piece to the puzzle? Apparently the Tribune is being bought out by some real-estate guy, and then the Cubs are being put up for sale at the end of this year.

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    This could possibly be the best thing to happen to the Cubs in a long time. As a life long Cub fan, I'm praying that a good "baseball guy" (or at least a sports guy interested in winning....Mark Cuban) buys the team. The stupid Tribune was never interested in the W/L record, just how many folks moved through the turn-styles.



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    Re: Cubs/Tribune to be sold!

    I just read it this morning. I too am excited about the possibilities; I don't think the Tribune company was bad per say, because they kept intact the stadium, worked hard to give a great fan experience. But I definitely didn't like knowing who specifically was at the top...all we knew was the GM and the managing president. Who really knew who was saying yes and no to money being spent on certain players.
    This is good for everyone involved though... and the Cards are 0-1, so this morning, life is good! :)


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    Re: Cubs/Tribune to be sold!

    Hope the new owner doesn't want to get rid of Wrigley. That would be terrible.



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    Re: Cubs/Tribune to be sold!

    Right on! The Cards ace didn't look very convincing last night, and that big strong offense was held to 1 run. I LOVE it.

    Cuban has shown interest, he would spend the money.



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    Re: Cubs/Tribune to be sold!

    MARK CUBAN!!!! Just think of the possibilities. A-Rod in BLUE pinstripes.



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    Re: Cubs/Tribune to be sold!

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    MARK CUBAN!!!! Just think of the possibilities. A-Rod in BLUE pinstripes.
    Hey now, A-Rod is a Yankee. You guys have Aramis anyways.



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    Re: Cubs/Tribune to be sold!

    Quote Originally Posted by A-town Cy View Post
    Hey now, A-Rod is a Yankee. You guys have Aramis anyways.
    The Cubbies would have A-Rod play short.



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    Re: Cubs/Tribune to be sold!

    I don't think Cuban would want to be a part of baseball. He definitely would be a great owner, but I think he'd want to be more hands on and involved than possible at the baseball level. Even The Boss only has so much daily input to the team...I'd like another smart, young business man in the mold of Cuban (selective in players, hands on, smart spending) who has been a part of the city of Chicago for a long time (not nec to be a Cubs fan, just a Chicago based person) so they understand the traditions, the passions, the rivalries, so the only thing that honestly changes is the business ops of the franchise and the quality of the play on the field...


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    Re: Cubs/Tribune to be sold!

    As long as the buyer doesn't attempt to relocate the Cubs and WGN still carries most of the games so I can watch them then I'm all for it.


    Hey we only need about 600 million to buy it ourselves...I'll throw in $20, who's with me?



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    Re: Cubs/Tribune to be sold!

    Quote Originally Posted by 247cy View Post
    I'm praying that a good "baseball guy" (or at least a sports guy interested in winning....Mark Cuban) buys the team.
    I heard a few months back that Mark Cuban was highly interested. This would be great for the team. Mark Cuban has a high desire to WIN and gives his GM's what it takes to build a high quality team.

    Mark Cuban is by far my favorite owner even though I don't like the Mavericks.


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    Re: Cubs/Tribune to be sold!

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    The Cubbies would have A-Rod play short.

    I don't think A-Rod can go back to short... and I'll take Ramirez any day.


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    Re: Cubs/Tribune to be sold!

    Quote Originally Posted by psycln11 View Post
    I heard a few months back that Mark Cuban was highly interested. This would be great for the team. Mark Cuban has a high desire to WIN and gives his GM's what it takes to build a high quality team.

    Mark Cuban is by far my favorite owner even though I don't like the Mavericks.
    Mark Cuban doesn't have GM's...he is the GM and the owner.


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    Re: Cubs/Tribune to be sold!

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    As long as the buyer doesn't attempt to relocate the Cubs and WGN still carries most of the games so I can watch them then I'm all for it.


    Hey we only need about 600 million to buy it ourselves...I'll throw in $20, who's with me?
    Hey, I'll throw in $50 if we can get it!


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    Re: Cubs/Tribune to be sold!

    I hope that the new owner looks into a Cubs TV network, just like what the yankees have.



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    Re: Cubs/Tribune to be sold!

    Found this... Mark Cuban to buy Cubs petition. lol

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/Cuban/


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