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Selig Says Cubs Owners Unfairly Criticized By Media In Ongoing Rooftop Battle

04 / 24 / 14

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig yesterday "came out swinging" on behalf of the Ricketts family, which owns the Cubs, who he believes is "being treated unfairly by the Chicago media in their battle with rooftop owners," according to Paul Sullivan of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Selig said he will do "whatever is ...

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