This is amazing.
Cubs owner Tom Ricketts is playing the usual MLB ownership card of moving the team if roadblocks to renovating Wrigley Field are not eliminated. Hopefully–and I say this as both a Chicago taxpayer and a baseball fan sick of seeing billionaires fleece taxpayers for stadium money–Ricketts will pony up all the money required for renovation, with no tax breaks from our bankrupt, poorly-run city.
In steps Andy Viano, the president and general manager of the Schaumburg Boomers, an independent league team in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, with an offer to warmly welcome the Cubs as tenants in their 7,365-capacity ballpark. “We will propose a fair and honest rent, no question about that, but we have one tenant that’s committed to winning a championship in 2013 so the Boomers would get first priority on dates.”