The Tribune: A Tale of Two Stories
Earlier this morning, The Chicago Tribune reported on its web site that its parent company, The Tribune Company, has reached a deal to sell the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, and a stake in Comcast SportsNet Chicago. The reported winner: the Ricketts family, who proposed a combined package of around $900-million. The thing is, the news story cites an unnamed source for the story. When we sought to confirm the report, this is the statement we received from a Tribune Company spokesman."We continue an active dialogue with the Ricketts family with an eye toward reaching a definitive agreement.‚ We don't intend to comment on the specifics of any potential transaction." It other words, as WBEZ's own Ammad Omar put it, the Tribune does not confirm or deny the Tribune's report.