April 1, 2011: Aisle 233, Row 8, Seat 110

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, April 7, 2011

I turned 41 on April 1 and I can't think of a better birthday present than the one my wife, Denise, gave me this year - three tickets to this year's Opening Day game between the Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field.

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How To Boost Attendance At Wrigley

By Beachwood Reporter on Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Attendance Down Sharply At Wrigley," the Tribune reports.

We have some suggestions.

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The Cub Factor: How The Cubs Can Fix It

By Beachwood Reporter on Monday, May 10, 2010

Just like the White Sox, the Cubs' season is going exactly according to plan.

Unfortunately, it's Jim Hendry's plan.

True, Hendry didn't expect Aramis Ramirez and Derrek Lee to disappear, but that's just because Hendry's not really paying attention. They always disappear.

Here's how the Cubs can fix their season before it's too late:

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Revenue Ricketts Hopes You Choke On Your Bison Burger

By Beachwood Reporter on Saturday, May 1, 2010

"Wrigley Field is not a museum," Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts told the Tribune editorial board on Friday. "We have to look for revenue opportunities."

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On The Profit Motive

By Joel C. Boehm on Thursday, April 22, 2010

I take issue a little bit with this statement from a recent post, Chris: "Operating a ballclub is a business. It is not a charity or a non-profit."

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The Greed Factor

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My friend and colleague, Steve Rhodes, found my post regarding the proposed Toyota sign behind the left-field bleachers jarring to his sensibilities. So jarring, in fact, that he said it would be like somebody posting on his Beachwood Reporter site: "Mayor Daley is great and is doing a wonderful job!"

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The Ghost of Wrigley Future

By Beachwood Reporter on Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Toyota is just the beginning.

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Ricketts Not Rich Enough Yet

By Beachwood Reporter on Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"There are ads behind home plate, in the dugouts, on the green doors of the outfield walls and in arrow electronic bands in the upper deck," the Sun-Times notes. "The Chicago Board Options Exchange has its initials on the brick wall in front of premium seats along the third-base line."

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$ign of the Times

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Does Jim Peters realize that the objective of owning and operating a business is to generate a profit?

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Sincerely, JCB

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