Goatriders of the Apocalypse

New Tribune story featuring myself

Tribune writer Robert Mitchum contacted us a few weeks ago for a feature he was writing on the prospect of selling the Cubs.  His question was, would it work if fans bought the team?  You can read the entire article here, but below are my comments that he used:

"I think the first response would be 'Hell yeah, that would be awesome,' " said Kurtis Evans, a writer for the Cubs blog Goat Riders of the Apocalypse. "But the second reaction would be the complete paralyzing fear that comes with actually realizing the responsibilities."

Evans said that years of frustration may have made the collective psyche of Cubs Nation too fickle to make the best decisions.

"Cubs fans might not have the right mental disposition," Evans said. "We're never really in a place emotionally to run a team with our intellect as opposed to our gut."

I'm actually mildly disappointed.  He used some a couple of my stronger quotes but I basically went on to say that Cub fans - myself included, natch - are psychotic.  Anyway, check out the article, it's an interesting read. 

Just because fans may own stock in a team...

...doesn't necessarily mean you will be asked to make day-to-day decisions about the team you own. About the only decision you would make is in appointing the GM. In a stock-ownership situation, I cannot imagine such a thing to be easy - finding agreement on one GM. What would end up is a small group of bigshots actually owning the majority of the shares, making them the defacto owners. You would get probably not even a dividend.

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