Chicago Cubs: Tom Ricketts speaks to season ticket holders

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Chicago Cubs: Still in talks for Marquee carriage; Pressy’s replacements

Pivoting away from the 2020 season and everything that’s going in to potentially playing baseball this summer, Ricketts and Kenney touched on several other topics, as well. Per Kenney, they’re still working toward a deal with Comcast that would put Marquee Network in the homes of millions of Chicagoland area residents – and continue to do the same with carriers like YouTube TV and Dish Network.

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This remains a major issue in the minds of Cubs fans. Even if baseball were to return this summer, the overwhelming majority of households wouldn’t be able to watch the games. With countless bars and restaurants shuttered for the time being, those who had plans to take advantage of those options are out of luck right now, as well.

All indications point to the pseudo spring training we’re all longing for taking place at Wrigley Field with minimal contact between outside parties and players. Of course, that’s contingent on Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker and Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot approving such plans.

Last, but certainly not least, the organization selected its replacement for longtime Wrigley Field organist Gary Pressy – or rather his three replacements. It only makes sense that to replace the Iron Man of performers, you need multiple humans.

dark. Next. Significant hurdles remain if baseball is to be played this year

This is a very high-level look at the call. For the nitty-gritty, check out this Twitter thread – which, bar none, is the best look at what came out of the call on Thursday. We’ll keep you posted on the latest between the league and the player’s union – as it will surely be the story to watch in the days and weeks to come.