Apr 4, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the marquee outside Wrigley Field prior to a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Ricketts family selling minority share of Cubs?

The Chicago Cubs and it’s faithful fans are enjoying Opening Day like they have been for the last 100 years. Yes, I’m aware that the love-able losers on the North Side haven’t won a World Series in over 100 years, but I’ll continue to back up my team through thick and thin.

Now the Ricketts family are trying to make a couple changes to one of the most historic ballparks in sports history, but they need some extra money. There was a rumor of the family threatening to move the team if anybody tried to put a hold on any of their plans that included ads.

According to CBS Chicago, the Ricketts family is looking to sell a minority share of the Chicago Cubs and could already have some serious interest from the world’s fourth richest man on the planet.

Warren Buffett, an 83 year old Chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is worth about $60 billion. The Chicago Cubs are worth at least $1.2 billion.

Buffett once owned a minority share of the Omaha Storm Chasers from 1991-2012. It sounds like bringing in a guy like Buffett would be a great move by the Ricketts family.

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