Aside: The Biggest Jerk In Chicago History?
Sam Zell is a jerk. If you don’t agree, or think I’m being unnecessarily harsh, read this. Several one-word descriptors come to mind: tyrant, @$$, idiot, nitwit, cretin, numbskull, imbecile, $hit-for-brains, twit, and last, but by no means least, Bad Businessman.
While the Tribune Company did well by the Cubs over the past twenty-five years, by allowing Zell to acquire their company, they might end up being remembered for destroying the Cubs as a brand and as a baseball product. In relation to my professional interests, history will not remember them kindly if all of Zell’s wishes come true. – TL