April 02, 2007

Chicago Cubs for sale.: The Cubs will go on the block to finance the sale of their owners, the Tribune media group (who also own marquee newspaper brands such as the Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Baltimore Sun, and Newsday, among others) to Chicago billionaire Sam Zell. Speculation on NPR today was the Cubs could fetch $500 million - $700 million. Who's likely to buy?

posted by worldcup2002 to baseball at 05:57 PM - 13 comments

i heard although the cubs spents so much in the offseason that most of the money they owned to all their players in n the later years of their contracts

posted by Barry-from-H-town at 07:20 PM on April 02

Think we can pull together that kinda cash, move them to Alaska and call them The Sportsfilter Cubs?

posted by Drood at 08:13 PM on April 02

Think the new owners will have accomodations for goats?

posted by sumokenobi at 08:29 PM on April 02

I just found 52 cents in my couch!

posted by yay-yo at 10:31 PM on April 02


posted by Newbie Walker at 01:32 AM on April 03

Now where did I put my checkbook....

posted by FonGu at 04:45 AM on April 03

Mark Cuban will lead an investment group. That's my guess.

posted by louisville_slugger at 07:29 AM on April 03

From the article: "Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban, Phoenix sports executive Jerry Colangelo and actor Bill Murray are among those reported or rumored to have interest, along with numerous Chicago business figures." Like Newbie, I thought of Oprah immediately. And I thought how funny it would be if Hugh Hefner joined in, too. Hey, Playboy is a Chicago brand, too.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:20 AM on April 03

Michael Jordan?

posted by Rock Steady at 11:34 AM on April 03

Bunnies selling beer and hot dogs would be nice.

posted by louisville_slugger at 11:55 AM on April 03

And I thought how funny it would be if Hugh Hefner joined in, too. "Well, yes, I would say Wrigley still has a family atmosphere, insomuch as it evokes the sort of actitivities that are required to start a family."

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 12:26 PM on April 03

Sousepaw: "actitivities" I don't know if that was intentional but it is classic.

posted by worldcup2002 at 07:25 PM on April 03

Hey, there was a coupon in last Sundays paper for 50% of any MLB franchise; with purchase of any game time snack item. (limit one franchise per )

posted by fourthreeforty at 10:27 PM on April 03

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