Back when the Cubs were for sale, Major League Baseball didn’t award the team to Mark Cuban because it was concerned for all of the potential PR headaches he could bring them.
He’s no sporting gentleman! He wears t-shirts and criticizes officials!
And so the team was sold to the Ricketts family, which was presumably as far away from controversy as possible. I mean, these people are from Nebraska, for chrissakes. Doesn’t get much blander than that.
Alas, the Cubs received a headache that never could have been conceived previously when a New York Times article was published Thursday detailing plans being weighed by the Super PAC funded by family patriarch Joe Ricketts. Among the more troubling notions in the report:
“The group suggested hiring as a spokesman an ‘extremely literate conservative African-American’ who can argue that Mr. Obama misled the nation by presenting himself as what the proposal calls a ‘metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln.’”
Guess Herman Cain wasn’t exactly what they...