2/23 The Ricketts arrive; Lee ready to go
The Cubs’ new owners, the Ricketts family, arrived at Fitch Park Tuesday and were to address the players before the first full squad workout.
“I think it’ll help, someone you can identify with and speak to,” Derrek Lee said of having a face for the ownership. “They’ll be around and I already had a chance to speak with them at the Convention and they were asking questions and it was nice. I think it’ll help, I think it’ll make a difference.”
What will make a difference for the Cubs is having everybody on the field healthy and contributing.
“You’ve got all the cliches and sayings and this and that, and the bottom line is we have to get it done on the field,” Lee said. “Pressure or no pressure, we just have to play better. I think we have a veteran team and guys who know how to play the game. We’re not going to let anything on the outside affect us. We just have to stay healthy and go out there and play the way we know how.”
This is the last year of Lee’s contract but he says he hasn’t thought about his future.
“I’m not going to approach them,” Lee said. “I just want to go play.”
— Carrie Muskat