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Cubs could benefit from Oprah Effect

Updated: June 5, 2009, 12:13 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

I have the perfect solution to the negotiating impasse involving Chicago Cubs owner Sam Zell and prospective buyer Tom Ricketts and his family.

Oprah.

As in Winfrey.

Forget Ricketts. The minute I heard he was panhandling minority ownership stakes to Bill Murray, Jim Belushi and John Cusack, that's when I got the heebie-jeebies about the guy. Who else did he approach for investment cash? Ronnie Woo Woo?

Forget Zell. He's a knucklehead who has ...

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