Ricketts, Williams reveal surprise for WCL audience
Cubs Day at Windy City Live hits overdrive when Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts announces to Ryan and Val that the whole audience is going to the Cubs game this afternoon! The audience will ride to the game in a beautiful Chicago Trolley and Double Decker bus (www.chicagotrolley.com). First, the audience will have lunch at the Lakeview Baseball Club (www.lakeviewbaseballclub.com), the oldest Rooftop in Wrigleyville. Then, head in to enjoy the Cubs take on the Houston Astros. Tom Ricketts then introduces Cubs Manager Mike Quade who appears LIVE from Wrigley Field. Coach Quade announces that Ryan and Val will be throwing out the 1st pitch at the game!
The Ricketts family took over control of the Cubs in October 2009. Tom Ricketts serves as Chairman of the Cubs. Ricketts has said that his love for the Chicago Cubs started during the 1984 season when he was 18 years old and moved to Chicago to attend the U of C. Later, Tom and his brother Pete lived in an apartment over the Sports Corner at Addison and Sheffield, across the street from Wrigley Field. He met his wife Cecelia in the Wrigley bleachers and simply states that "my family and I are Cubs fans."