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    Tom Ricketts Addresses the Cubs

    As some of you know, the Cubs were bought by Tom Ricketts this past fall, and yesterday he took some time out his busy schedule to address the team as they started spring training. It was one hell of a speech.

    First off, guys, I want to say what a privilege it is to be here today to talk to a room full of employees that I inherited when I bought your company last year.
    Itís an honor. Iíve been a fan of the Chicago Cubs much of my life. Then again, I used to watch the A-Team a lot, and itís not like I didnít know that sucked, too.


    Since I'm not going to cut and paste the whole article (and I'm waiting on AutoCad to download), I'll just post the link. It's worth the read.

    http://www.desipio.com/?p=2770



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    Re: Tom Ricketts Addresses the Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    As some of you know, the Cubs were bought by Tom Ricketts this past fall, and yesterday he took some time out his busy schedule to address the team as they started spring training. It was one hell of a speech.

    First off, guys, I want to say what a privilege it is to be here today to talk to a room full of employees that I inherited when I bought your company last year.
    Itís an honor. Iíve been a fan of the Chicago Cubs much of my life. Then again, I used to watch the A-Team a lot, and itís not like I didnít know that sucked, too.


    Since I'm not going to cut and paste the whole article (and I'm waiting on AutoCad to download), I'll just post the link. It's worth the read.

    http://www.desipio.com/?p=2770
    I hate desipio.com. Worst. Blog. Ever.



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    Re: Tom Ricketts Addresses the Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    I hate desipio.com. Worst. Blog. Ever.
    What's wrong with it? Some of the best pieces are when Dolan skewers Phil Rogers or Rick Morrissey. Desipio isn't all sunshine and rainbows like BCB is, and I happen to like that.



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    Re: Tom Ricketts Addresses the Cubs

    I like it. Pretty funny guy.


    Hooray for Metaphors!

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    Re: Tom Ricketts Addresses the Cubs

    THH... Take it easy with the Cub's stuff... We want to be about 2 months into the season when the Cardinals fans start complaining about the number of Cubs threads...



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    Re: Tom Ricketts Addresses the Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    THH... Take it easy with the Cub's stuff... We want to be about 2 months into the season when the Cardinals fans start complaining about the number of Cubs threads...
    Check out the title of this post.

    http://www.desipio.com/?p=2760



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    Re: Tom Ricketts Addresses the Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    What's wrong with it? Some of the best pieces are when Dolan skewers Phil Rogers or Rick Morrissey. Desipio isn't all sunshine and rainbows like BCB is, and I happen to like that.
    Phil Rogers and Rick Morrissey are not any better.



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    Re: Tom Ricketts Addresses the Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    Check out the title of this post.

    http://www.desipio.com/?p=2760
    Ya... saw that one... mildly amusing ;)



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    Re: Tom Ricketts Addresses the Cubs

    Since I didn't want to start yet another Cubs thread, did you guys see the piece on ESPN.com about Soriano's knee feeling much better?

    If he plays well, the Cubs will be fine. If not, it's going to be another year like last year.

    Edit: here's the link:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/news/story?id=4945692



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    Re: Tom Ricketts Addresses the Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    Since I didn't want to start yet another Cubs thread, did you guys see the piece on ESPN.com about Soriano's knee feeling much better?

    If he plays well, the Cubs will be fine. If not, it's going to be another year like last year.

    Edit: here's the link:

    Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano says surgically repaired left knee is feeling more powerful - ESPN Chicago
    Or if Ramirez doesn't miss two months, or if they get any production out of 2nd base, or if the entire pitching staff isn't on the DL at some point.



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    Re: Tom Ricketts Addresses the Cubs

    Plain and simple: This is the Year!!!


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




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    Re: Tom Ricketts Addresses the Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Plain and simple: This is the Year!!!
    Darn right CycloneErik, next year is here!



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