As I predicted, and according to Fred Mitchell at the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs are promising the Hawk a jersey retirement if he goes in the HOF as a Cub.
It’s not an issue with Dawson, who publicly stated last week he would prefer a Cubs cap on his Hall plaque. Problem is, Dawson and the Cubs have no say in the matter…it’s the Hall of Fame’s decision.
This spring the Cubs can opt-out of its Spring Training contract with Mesa, Arizona and be relocated to Naples, Florida by 2013.
The city of Mesa is making a desperate push to retain the Cubs, but it may be too late. While the city scrambles to promise upgrades to its current facilities, Naples is becoming a legit destination in the Cubs’ mind.
Even the $4.2 million relocation cost (to opt-out of Mesa deal) hasn’t perturb the Ricketts family. Either way, we’ve heard for months now the Cubs’ decision would come in January…still no word!