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Tom Ricketts thanks Cubs for big finish

Updated: October 3, 2010, 1:57 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

HOUSTON -- Chicago Cubs chairman of the board Tom Ricketts flew to Houston on Sunday before their season finale to thank the team for its effort this season, particularly over the last 35 games under interim manager Mike Quade.

The Cubs have posted the second-best record in the National League (24-12) since Aug. 23, when Quade took over for retired manager Lou Piniella.

One player, who asked for anonymity, said the meeting with the entire team and coaching staff was "a good ...

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