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Daley Wriggles Into New Position on Wrigley Sale

By Margaret Lyons in News on Jan 3, 2008 6:00PM

2008_1_3.daleyinacubshat.jpgMayor Daley said yesterday that he's keeping "an open mind" about a state agency acquiring the Cubs. Back on>December 13, he said

Wrigley Field is owned privately and it has been very, very successful. It's made an enormous amount of money, and we have a crisis in the CTA right now. It's hard to believe that in this day and age people are now talking about taxpayers helping out the Cubs.

But yesterday, he was singing a different song. A different, horrible idea song with bullshit for lyrics and tit-for-tat rhythm.

Well, we'll see.

Why the change of heart? Well, maybe he learned more about the potential deal, with Sam Zell's flying monkeys making a good pitch in the last few weeks. Or maybe, as Ben Joravsky says, the Mayor is "">"swap[ping] his support for the Wrigley Field deal in exchange for a Chicago casino and more state funding for the 2016 Olympics." Because that's exactly where public funds should be going.

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