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Ricketts ‘Excited’ About Quade, Mum On Ryno’s Future

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Tom Ricketts (Photo Credit: Getty Images, By: Jonathan Daniel)

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CHICAGO (WBBM) — One of the owners of the Chicago Cubs was a principal for a day today at Lakeview High School.

Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya caught up with Tom Ricketts and asked him about his newest employee and the uncertain future of another.

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Tom Ricketts says he’s “very, very excited” about having Mike Quade as the new Cubs manager.

LISTEN: Tom Ricketts’ Full Interview With Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya

Ricketts says that if the team fills its roster with mostly young players, as Cubs fans expect, Quade will be a good fit because he likes working with prospects and they like working with him.

Ricketts shied away from talking about the man passed over for the Cubs job, Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg.

When asked about Sandberg’s future with the team, Ricketts would only say, “We’ll see where that ends up; it’s still very early to talk about that.”