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09

Your New Cubs Owners?


Cubs Dodgers BaseballAs Bud Selig’s designated buyer of the Chicago Cubs, Tom Ricketts has found some trouble raising all the money necessary (something that Mark Cuban had no issues with, but I digress. Looking for financing from banks has been a little difficult, it turns out that they don’t have money to lend, something to do with a recession or something, I dunno, they didn’t explain it too much during Nickelodeon News.

So, in order to raise the money he needs, Ricketts is selling off some stock from TD Ameritrade, the company his father built, and the source of his wealth as well as reaching out to some prominent Cubs fans. For instance, Rickets has in recent weeks met with Bill Murray, Jim Belushi and John Cusack to see if they had interest in investing as much as $25 million into the Cubs. Now, Cusack and Murray are cool, and would be a neat, albeit weird part of the ownership group.

But, I for one am horrified that Jim Belushi might have that kind of money. Is that true? That can’t be true. Excuse me, I’m done with this blog post, I need to go strangle myself with a telephone cord if Jim Belushi has anything like $25 million in disposable income.

[Chicago Tribune]


3 Responses to “Your New Cubs Owners?”


  1. May 20, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Red Heat + Curly Sue + According To Jim = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  2. 2 myummers
    May 20, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    it is true, slanch. 3 words: according to jim. do not underestimate the truckloads of money that come with syndication. also he does a bunch of voice over work, commercials, and paid appearances (i’m guessing).

  3. 3 shatraw
    May 20, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    still, $25mil is a lot of money to have laying around.

    frankly, however, the baseball owners are such dicks i would actually welcome change this drastic. not that he would actually do anything differently…

    but there’s always a chance!


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