I ran across this YouTube video with Joe Ricketts discussing the purchase of the Cubs. He is very open about the process and his involvement. However I found it very insightful into the character of his son Tom and the relationship between the two. Now I must be honest and tell you that I like Tom. But that is as a person, not as a leader charged with the future of the Cubs organization.
It seems that the elder Ricketts comments paint Tom as a party animal who wasn't very accountable to his father while he was in Chicago and going to college. He never told his parents he wasn't graduating on time and seemed very naive in negotiations with the Tribune. It apparently took him 10-15 years to make his business profitable. Is that a timeline we can expect for the Cubs? In the end I came away with the impression that TR was more suited to replace John McDonough than Jonh Henry.
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