The hands-on approach

Typically reserved Cubs owner Todd Ricketts went Hollywood for a few days

Updated: November 4, 2010, 12:15 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

When producers called to ask the new Chicago Cubs owners to participate in "Undercover Boss," the CBS reality show in which CEOs pose incognito as rank-and-file employees in order to get an unvarnished, behind-the-scenes look at their businesses, the joke among the Ricketts family was that Tom couldn't do it.

"Can't grow a beard," said Todd.

The joke about Todd could have been that a disguise probably wasn't necessary for the lowest-profile among the four Ricketts ...

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