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CBS shooting an episode of "Undercover Boss" with Cubs owner Todd Ricketts at Wrigley Field?

Sep 8, 2010, 4:44 PM EDT

Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune passes along an intriguing note about the CBS television show Undercover Boss “filming this strange guy with a fake beard on the grounds crew and as a beer vendor” at Wrigley Field today.
Sullivan snapped a picture of the film crew setting up around the ballpark, but so far the Cubs “deny any knowledge.” Then again, not denying any knowledge would sort of ruin the whole premise of the show.
Sullivan guesses that team chairman Tom Ricketts’ younger brother Todd Ricketts is the person going undercover. Whatever the case I’m sure hi-jinks will ensue and life lessons will be learned, because that’s what happens when rich people wear fake beards and pretend to not own stuff.

  1. Mr. Heyward - Sep 8, 2010 at 5:06 PM

    What would he possibly learn about the park employees that could possibly make the Cubs organization more efficient (i.e. more $$$)? The amenities suck and everyone knows it. The team sucks and everyone knows it. The fans will pay the highest average ticket prices despite all this, and everyone knows it. They added as many new seats as possible over the last 5 years. They add more ads in the park every year. There’s nothing they can do to make this park more profitable aside form making the team better while cutting team payroll. Another words: when it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, and when it’s broken but profitable, who the f@ck cares?

  2. Pat L - Sep 9, 2010 at 8:28 AM

    You have a point about ticket sales, though attendance is down a bit this year. The merchandising potential of a Cubs World Series would be stratospheric, though.

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