The First Openly Gay MLB Owner

The Chicago Cubs have become the first major-league team to have an openly gay owner according to the Windy City Times.

On Oct. 30, the Ricketts family became the new owners of MLB team, the Chicago Cubs.

The family bought the team and Wrigley Field for $845 million.

Laura Ricketts, one of the purchasers, is an open lesbian who serves on the board for Lambda Legal, the nationwide advocacy organization for gay and lesbian rights.

Now, how does one avoid coming up with clever quips that somehow marry gay humor and sports humor. Like …

… actually, can’t think of any.

Story is here.


  1. #1 NewEnglandBob
    November 7, 2009

    It shouldn’t matter to anyone in any way. It doesn’t to me.
    What is significant to me is that the family had an extra $845 million to buy a sports team and park!

  2. #2 gwen
    November 8, 2009

    There is hope when the powers that be, prefer an openly lesbian woman over a homophobic, racist spittlebug (aka Rush L)

  3. #3 Traffic Demon
    November 9, 2009

    This might be just what we need to bring the Rainbow Warrior name to Hawai’i football!

  4. #4 marilove
    November 9, 2009

    Nice! And it does matter, NewEnglandBob, as it means we’re making progress. *Especially* since it wasn’t Rush L. Phew. And I’m not even a football fan.