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What not to do

A guide on actions the Ricketts family should avoid as new Cubs owners

Originally Published: August 24, 2009
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

MEMORANDUM

To: The Ricketts family, soon-to-be owners of the Chicago Cubs.

From: Someone who wishes he had about $800 million to buy a major league team.

Re: Don't screw this up.

Once the bankruptcy court signs off on the deal, and the check clears, and the other MLB owners approve the purchase, you'll own 95 percent of a franchise that is working on its second 100-year rebuilding plan. Congratulations.

But just because you're fabulously rich, or because one of you ...

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