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08:17 AM ET 10.12 | Credit Tom Ricketts, chairman of the board of the Chicago Cubs, for his optimism when it comes to a franchise more associated with pessimism. In a lengthy letter sent to season-ticket holders, the Cubs' top executive gave an update on the team's entire system, including projects in both the Dominican Republic (building a team complex) and Mesa, Ariz. (a new spring training facility). Ricketts ended the letter with this promise to the season-ticket holders: "In the end, we (Ricketts and his family) are fans and our goal is to win. We're committed to building a champion the right way. The franchise has imparted on a path that will present challenges along the way but the destination is promising."

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October 12, 2012  08:35 AM ET

There's always next year....

October 12, 2012  08:40 AM ET

Nowhere to go but up...I suppose.

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October 12, 2012  09:24 AM ET
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There's always next year....

Or next Century......

October 12, 2012  09:29 AM ET

Starlin Castro looks like Michael Jordan picking up that grounder.

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October 12, 2012  10:12 AM ET

A nice fall jack up by the chairman to the ticket holders, but you can't fool these fans with your new spring training complex, still have a lot of baggage to get rid of, the Astros have left the division, and it fail to mention if you are raising your ticket prices for next year.

October 12, 2012  11:11 AM ET
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A nice fall jack up by the chairman to the ticket holders, but you can't fool these fans with your new spring training complex, still have a lot of baggage to get rid of, the Astros have left the division, and it fail to mention if you are raising your ticket prices for next year.

There should probably be a rule that if you lose 100 games.....you aren't allowed to raise ticket prices the next year.

October 12, 2012  11:43 AM ET

will believe it until i see it,,,

October 12, 2012  11:51 AM ET
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There should probably be a rule that if you lose 100 games.....you aren't allowed to raise ticket prices the next year.

LOL I like this idea

October 12, 2012  11:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Starlin Castro looks like Michael Jordan picking up that grounder.

I was going to say the Andre Dawson that gets pulled out of the Ivy in that TV commercial.

October 12, 2012  11:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Starlin Castro looks like Michael Jordan picking up that grounder.

Naw, he looks like Eazy-E, with the jherri curl activator on.

October 12, 2012  12:32 PM ET

I actually like what the Cubs are doing. They should have started rebuilding after the 2009 season. Instead Hendry continued to overpay for players to come in and underperferform.

October 12, 2012  12:48 PM ET
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I actually like what the Cubs are doing. They should have started rebuilding after the 2009 season. Instead Hendry continued to overpay for players to come in and underperferform.

with so many mistakes sometimes takes longer to learn from your own mistakes, ricketts finally acknoweledge all those bad deals and last year started to move in the right direction!!

October 12, 2012  12:55 PM ET
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with so many mistakes sometimes takes longer to learn from your own mistakes, ricketts finally acknoweledge all those bad deals and last year started to move in the right direction!!

Those bad deals had nothing to do with Ricketts though.

October 12, 2012  02:42 PM ET

The Cubs are hot garbage.... They are the reason I hate baseball....

 
October 12, 2012  03:26 PM ET
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I actually like what the Cubs are doing. They should have started rebuilding after the 2009 season. Instead Hendry continued to overpay for players to come in and underperferform.

+1

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