The Daily Herald: Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts and CAIR-Chicago Announce Plans to Fight Islamophobia

The Daily Herald covered the joint statement released by CAIR-Chicago and the Chicago Cubs:

On Monday, the Cubs issued a news release stating that “the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) released (a) statement with the Cubs announcing genuine, meaningful and visible steps toward combating Islamophobia, bigotry and racism.”

”We are encouraged the Cubs, led by Tom Ricketts, responded swiftly and genuinely in partnering with us to turn the situation around,” said CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab in that joint statement. “As a result, the Cubs are taking a significant step forward and will use the power of their brand and voice to fight Islamophobia, racism and bigotry.”

As far as the product on the field, Ricketts was asked why the Cubs did not spend more money on attracting a big-name free agent, such as Bryce Harper, after bowing out in last year’s wild-card game after a 95-win regular season.