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Know Your Enemy – Chicago Cubs

Know Your Enemy – Chicago Cubs

This is the second in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates' NL Central opponents.  I explained the rationale behind these articles here and previously reviewed the Houston Astros.

Next up are the Chicago Cubs, easily the most interesting club in the NL Central.  They are the only large-market/large-payroll club in the division.  They have been owned as a plaything by major corporations (Wrigley Co., Tribune Company) and are now owned by a mega-rich owner in Joe Ricketts (founder of TD Ameritrade).  They have a full stadium for every home game that is jammed with adoring fans decked out in their merchandise.

They are the sleeping giant in the NL Central, because frankly there is no excuse for them not to be winning this divisi...

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