Stories tagged with Chicago Cubs

Theo Epstein ends another baseball curse

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 3, 2016 at 5:56am   |   0 Comments

Who you going to call? Theo Epstein!

The tangled politics of the Ricketts family

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 17, 2012 at 12:15pm   |   0 Comments

We’re trying to imagine conversation around the Ricketts dining room table.

Ricketts won Cubs bidding war with cash and connections

By Carol Eisenberg   |   January 26, 2009 at 8:02am   |   0 Comments

The way folks in Chicago like to tell it, Thomas Ricketts bleeds Cubbie blue.

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich accused of trying to sell Obama’s Senate seat

By Carol Eisenberg   |   December 9, 2008 at 1:20pm   |   0 Comments

Even by Chicago standards, the criminal complaint against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is a page-turner.

Will the Tribune Company sell Newsday?

By Carol Eisenberg   |   March 20, 2008 at 6:23pm   |   0 Comments

Tribune Company owner Sam Zell may be entertaining bids for Newsday, the company’s Long Island paper, amid mounting financial pressures.

Candidates and baseball owners cover political bases

By A. James Memmott   |   October 10, 2007 at 12:35pm   |   0 Comments

Two seasons have collided - the endless season of the presidential campaign and the shorter season of the baseball playoffs.

This means that presidential candidates have been showing up at the playoffs, most especially Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani, who was there front and center to see his beloved New York Yankees exit the playoffs in the first round.

These sporting appearances make sense. The politicos get a little TV airtime away from the coffee shops of New Hampshire and Iowa. And they associate themselves with a game that’s American as apple pie and steroids. (OK. They don’t stress the steroids.)

But there can be risks to rooting for a team, as it inevitably means rooting against another team. Giuliani have picked up some votes in New York, but the inhabitants of Red Sox Nation might not be able to forgive his connection to, in their opinions, an evil empire.

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