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SBD/November 30, 2011/Franchises
Cubs Chair Still Talking To City Officials, But Nothing New On Wrigley Renovation
Published November 30, 2011
CAREFUL WITH YOUR MONEY: In Illinois, Mike Imrem notes new owners "tend to provide baseball operations with financial leeway for a while before realizing whose money is being spent." As much confidence as Ricketts "has in Epstein, he might want to stay vigilant on the spending side of the Cubs." Imrem: "We don't know yet whether Epstein will be as liberal with the Ricketts family fortune. ... Maybe the onus is on Tom Ricketts to find a way to print money at Wrigley Field for Theo Epstein to play with" (Illinois DAILY HERALD, 11/30).