That, from MLB COO Bob DuPuy, at the owners' meetings going on this week in Scottsdale, Arizona:
Tribune Co. said last month it anticipated closing on the Cubs sale by mid-2008. Analysts have said the Cubs could fetch as much as $1 billion if packaged with Wrigley Field.
The original statement by Sam Zell was that he hoped to finalize the sale by Opening Day. That's now only 73 days away. It doesn't seem likely.
We await developments.