If you were worried about the rebuilding effort of the Cubs under Theo, Jed and company, worry no more. Bud Selig supports the Cubs and their work to construct a first-class franchise.
“I’m a disciple of Branch Rickey,” Selig said Thursday in Rosemont. “What the Cubs are doing (with) Theo, they’re absolutely on the right track. I can’t be critical of that. I think I can use my own instinctive baseball judgment.
“I don’t think anybody accused the Red Sox of not (trying to compete), and I like the way the Cubs are going. If I was running a franchise, I would follow that pattern to a T.”
Bud is also willing to help out in trying to get help for the Wrigley Field renovations that one day might happen.
“I’ve talked a lot to Tom,” Selig said. “I certainly want to be involved and helpful, to help them get done what they want to get done.”
Is there anyone that wants Bud Selig involved in this, besides Bud Selig? Luckily for us, Tom Ricketts doesn’t think Bud’s help will be needed.
Ricketts said Thursday he doesn’t expect Selig to get involved in talks with Mayor Rahm Emanuel that ended abruptly several months ago over family patriarch Joe Ricketts’ involvement in a proposal for a racially-tinged political smear-campaign against Emanuel’s pal President Barack Obama.
They just have to keep Papa Ricketts from making any more political blunders.
If you’re interested in some fun weekend reading, friend of LOHO Aisle424 wrote a piece skewering some guy at RantSports who has already run out of patience with the new regime. It made me laugh out loud.