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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist If the Cubs were half as good at baseball as they are at artist's renderings, the team would have left Wrigley Field behind long before now. But it's the aging ballpark that's propped up the franchise for nearly a century now, not the other way around. Owner Tom Ricketts knows that like he knows his own name, and this, too: Winning the World Series is hard; making money off Wrigley Field is easy. Keep that in mind over the coming months, as Ricketts negotiates final approval for a $500 million (at the moment) renovation project. The team's charm offensive began Monday with the roll-out of WrigleyField.com. ''Yes, I support the restoration of Wrigley Field,'' the online petition on the right-hand side of the page urges, ''because it's a win for the Chicago economy, the Lakeview community, Cubs fans and the team.'' (Not mentioned: And a potentially really big win for the already well-to-do Ricketts family.) The Cubs stunk la...
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