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Cubs owner takes swing at shaping club

But will Ricketts' recent moves hinder his biggest one -- hiring a new general manager?

Updated: September 5, 2011, 10:48 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- One thing you might have noticed early about Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts is that he likes to wear an ID badge around Wrigley Field.

It was cute, at first, because he was the new, fresh-faced owner of this maddening team, and it showed a Midwestern humility that is part and parcel of the image he wants to exude. Wearing an ID badge when you're the owner says, "I follow the rules, too. We're all pulling on the same rope here. Want a bison dog?"

Now, as his second ...

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