Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts is President Trump’s baseball whisperer

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Chicago Cubs: Each of the Ricketts siblings have varying responsibilities, roles

I’ve said before that our Chicago Cubs are just as much, if not more America’s team, than the New York Yankees. With all the heartache the COVID-19 virus has caused in the Big Apple, there is no doubt that it will be a wonderful story if the New York Yankees win it all in whatever season we play next. Just to honor all those lives lost in that city would be incredible. That’s why I’m glad that we’ve got Chicago Cubs leadership at the big table because the Cubs are truly a national treasure.

Maybe they’re cooking up a Yankees-Cubs big benefit game or series? Remember Live-Aid back in the 80s? Could Ricketts be putting together a baseball ‘COV-AID Series’? You can see why I’m pretty excited we have a Cubs insider at the table with Trump during these recovery meetings. Couldn’t hurt right?

Or could it?

Could this new role put pressure on Ricketts to commit the Cubs to something unhealthy in order to stir economic recovery? Better yet, is this the right Ricketts sibling to be dealing with Cubs issues or even the country’s recovery issues?  The Chicago Tribune’s Paul Sullivan recently reminded Chicago readers about (Todd) Ricketts’ rather unflattering history in the spotlight:

"Yes, that’s the same Todd Ricketts introduced to the nation in a 2010 episode of the reality TV show “Undercover Boss,” on which he was mired in difficulty trying his hand at vending hot dogs and parking cars at Wrigley Field. Ten years later, Todd Ricketts is serving as fundraising chairman for Trump’s reelection campaign while retaining his seat on the Cubs board with two of his siblings, Tom and Laura Ricketts."

In baseball speak, I gotta ask, do we have the right leadoff hitter?