Owner appreciation day

The Ricketts family made a solid first impression on Cubs fans just by being there

Updated: February 19, 2010, 10:28 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- It was a deceptively cold Friday morning. The sun was out for a second straight day, mischievously, but it didn't help.

"Just pretend it's Opening Day," a man with no hat said warmly. "It's always cold on Opening Day."

The hatless man was wearing a long red scarf and a jacket down to his knees and he said over and over again that he just wants the season to start. He's heading to Mesa, Ariz., on Monday, joining snowbirds and spring breakers and Ron Santo, all excited ...

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