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South Side Cubs? Tinley Park mayor makes pitch to lure North Siders to a home down south

Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki

Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki

Tinley Park wants Chicago’s North Side baseball team to consider a new home across enemy lines in White Sox country — the south suburbs.

In a letter to Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts, Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki notes the team’s troubled ongoing negotiations with Chicago to redevelop Wrigley Field and offers 250 acres of land in his southwest suburb for a new home.

“I understand that other communities may have already reached out to you,” Zabrocki wrote Ricketts, “but I ask that you consider this as a legitimate option and an opportunity to expand the Chicago Cubs horizon to a south side audience as well…. Please click here to read Phil Kadner’s full story in the Southtown Star or here for a related article in the Tribune.

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