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Re: The Ricketts family sucks in all kinds of ways

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:37 am

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Hawk4Hall wrote:Todd Ricketts should be getting ass raped in prison. Dude is a crook.

What in the actual horsefeathers

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Postby CubinNY » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:51 pm

For the record, I don't want anyone anally raped in prison or any place else. Rape is not cool.

I was just thinking about the Ricketts again at lunch and got angrier. They own an entire city block of retail, hotel, and apartments around Wrigley, Wrigley, the Cubs, TD Ameritrade, and God knows what else. They can have their cake and eat it too and eat everyone else's cake as well. I don't horsefeathering care to buy the "baseball is a business" [expletive], because it's not. Major League Baseball, LLC is a business, and business is good. There is no competition. So in summary, the Ricketts can go horsefeathers themselves and while they are doing that they should tell Theo to purchase the contract of anyone and everyone he wants that will make the team a perennial world series contender.
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CubinNY wrote:For the record, I don't want anyone anally raped in prison or any place else. Rape is not cool.

I was just thinking about the Ricketts again at lunch and got angrier. They own an entire city block of retail, hotel, and apartments around Wrigley, Wrigley, the Cubs, TD Ameritrade, and God knows what else. They can have their cake and eat it too and eat everyone else's cake as well. I don't horsefeathering care to buy the "baseball is a business" [expletive], because it's not. Major League Baseball, LLC is a business, and business is good. There is no competition. So in summary, the Ricketts can go horsefeathers themselves and while they are doing that they should tell Theo to purchase the contract of anyone and everyone he wants that will make the team a perennial world series contender.


Unfortunately, I'm pretty convinced the owners have made a deal to use the luxury tax as a salary cap. Boston and the LA Dodgers seem to be doing the same thing now.
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Re: The Ricketts family sucks in all kinds of ways

Postby Brian » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:45 pm

I feel this is a personal attack on Kyle

"We should be able to be consistent without windows," Ricketts said. "We have the resources financially. We have the good, young players. Maybe we can't keep them all because of the salaries that they'll demand over the next few years. But ultimately, now I think we can stop talking about windows. We should be consistent, and we should be looking toward building a division-winning team every year."
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Postby sneakypower » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:06 pm

Brian wrote:I feel this is a personal attack on Kyle

"We should be able to be consistent without windows," Ricketts said. "We have the resources financially. We have the good, young players. Maybe we can't keep them all because of the salaries that they'll demand over the next few years. But ultimately, now I think we can stop talking about windows. We should be consistent, and we should be looking toward building a division-winning team every year."

hm so their view now is that you should be still able to compete consistently year in & year out without tanking for top picks :-k
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Postby CubinNY » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:55 pm

It's also just great that they have set their sights on being competitive within the division like Hendry use to do. They should be beating the horsefeathers out every team in the division every year because they have such a large financial advantage. I mean that's capitalism, right?
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Brian wrote:I feel this is a personal attack on Kyle

"We should be able to be consistent without windows," Ricketts said. "We have the resources financially. We have the good, young players. Maybe we can't keep them all because of the salaries that they'll demand over the next few years. But ultimately, now I think we can stop talking about windows. We should be consistent, and we should be looking toward building a division-winning team every year."

"So Tom, with that in mind I assume you will be ready to go after elite talent with a competitive financial offer when it becomes available going forward, since you are now on record as saying this team shouldn't go into the tank after 2021 when all your players are free agents?"
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Brian wrote:I feel this is a personal attack on Kyle

"We should be able to be consistent without windows," Ricketts said. "We have the resources financially. We have the good, young players. Maybe we can't keep them all because of the salaries that they'll demand over the next few years. But ultimately, now I think we can stop talking about windows. We should be consistent, and we should be looking toward building a division-winning team every year."


I assume anything Ricketts says is just repeating what Epstein tells him, and Epstein is ... less than honest ... with the public.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:22 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/GENmag/status/1191731979781332993?s=20


Christ. None of that is new, but it's so sobering/infuriating to read it all laid out like that at once. This team is owned by monsters.
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Postby CubinNY » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:37 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/GENmag/status/1191731979781332993?s=20


Christ. None of that is new, but it's so sobering/infuriating to read it all laid out like that at once. This team is owned by monsters.

The Ricketts makes me nauseous, literally, and destroys my love for the one constant entity in my life besides my mother and father that I have loved since I am able to remember. I wish it wasn't so.

This paragraph says it all

He paid his way through Creighton University, a Jesuit-run college in Omaha, by working at a bread factory where he claims he once pulled a 24-hour shift. “The unionized employees wouldn’t work three shifts in a row, but to me, it was an opportunity,” writes Ricketts, already a budding young scab. There was nothing to eat but vending machine candy bars and the bread itself. Ricketts relates the delightful story of how a worker lost a finger in one of the machines and it ended up in a loaf of bread on someone’s kitchen counter. “To this day, the smell of a factory bread reminds me of working those long hours with an upset stomach. It makes me feel sick,” Ricketts (who personally bears an uncanny resemblance to a loaf of factory bread) adds, without ever stopping to consider whether there’s any role the union he eagerly undermined might have played in alleviating these dehumanizing conditions.
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Postby HawkeTrackler » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:41 pm

Ricketts (who personally bears an uncanny resemblance to a loaf of factory bread) adds, without ever stopping to consider whether there’s any role the union he eagerly undermined might have played in alleviating these dehumanizing conditions.


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Postby CubinNY » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:27 pm

TDIL> there is a TDAmeritrade network.
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JennieGarthAlgar wrote:What does the D stand for

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Postby UMFan83 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:03 pm

Just another reminder that our favorite team is owned by scumbags

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Postby Derwood » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:31 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Just another reminder that our favorite team is owned by scumbags



The first title (“Why Hit a Triple When You Can Be Born On Third Base?”) was rejected by the publishers
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Postby ConstableRabbit » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:01 am

Derwood wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:Just another reminder that our favorite team is owned by scumbags



The first title (“Why Hit a Triple When You Can Be Born On Third Base?”) was rejected by the publishers

Man, say what you will about his views/politics but when you’re talking about a self made billionaire it’s okay to give credit for hitting a triple.
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Postby Omar » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:33 pm

in 2016 we finally achieved euphoria and the heaven we sought for all our lives. And what did it cost? Selling our souls to the devil.

Was it worth it?

Yes.

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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:43 pm

poor fellas are going to have to save some cash to pay off capital gains
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Also, holy shirt.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:23 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:poor fellas are going to have to save some cash to pay off capital gains

Can’t imagine how many rare book collections Todd and Laura are gonna ask for this Christmas.
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Re: The Ricketts family sucks in all kinds of ways

Postby Brian » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:27 pm

It will be a nice payday for them, but fwiw Joe only owns 7% of TD Ameritrade not sure what the kids have but it's less than that.
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