According to today's Crain's Chicago Business the Tribune Company might be considering the unthinkable, selling the Cubs. The timing of this is very interesting. Tribune shares have fallen 27% this year. CEO Dennis FitzSimons is looking to improve shareholder value without breaking up the core holdings in print and broadcast media.
I have long thought that the lack of a face for the Cub organization has hurt this franchise. I hope the Tribsters sell the team to an SOB with an extremely large ego. The ego of a single owner encourages winning a lot more than the shareholders looking at financial statements.