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Ricketts ought to fly the coop and set up in suburbia

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Cubs catcher Welington Castillo tosses the ball to teammate third baseman Luis Valbuena to tag out Milwaukee Brewers' Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki at Monday's Wrigley Field home-opener. Aoki was trying to score from third on a hit by Ricky Weeks.

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Fans yell at the third base umpire Monday during the Cubs' home-opener.

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A seagull sweeps past Cubs center fielder Dave Sappelt during Monday's home-opener at Wrigley.

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Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro reacts after striking out in late in Monday's Wrigley Field home-opener against Milwaukee.

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Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro hits a triple with two outs in Monday's third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. Teammate Anthony Rizzo grounded out to end the inning, stranding Castro at third.

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Only in the City of Chicago would a man have to wait to spend money to fix up his own house, but Tom Ricketts and the Cubs still have their plans on hold. By the time Ricketts got to Wrigley Field on Opening Day Monday, he found a mayor, an alderman and assorted other clowns -- who have conspired to make Ricketts' life miserable -- occupying the first row and blocking his way.
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    • Cubs catcher Welington Castillo tosses the ball to teammate third baseman Luis Valbuena to tag out Milwaukee Brewers' Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki at Monday's Wrigley Field home-opener. Aoki was trying to score from third on a hit by Ricky Weeks.
    • Fans yell at the third base umpire Monday during the Cubs’ home-opener.
    • A seagull sweeps past Cubs center fielder Dave Sappelt during Monday’s home-opener at Wrigley.
    • Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro reacts after striking out in late in Monday’s Wrigley Field home-opener against Milwaukee.
    • Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro hits a triple with two outs in Monday’s third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. Teammate Anthony Rizzo grounded out to end the inning, stranding Castro at third.
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