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71014_moneyhappiness_vl-verticalAs expected/predicted, bidding on the Cubs among the three finalists will continue this week.

Tribune Co., owner of the Chicago Cubs as well as the Chicago Tribune, was pushing prospective buyers to submit their final bids for the team, Wrigley Field and related assets by the end of last week. But the media company was flexible with the deadline, said people familiar with the discussions.

As one source said Monday, “In an auction you are always given the opportunity to improve your bid one last time.”

Yet the finish line remains near. The last-minute jockeying likely will delay the selection of a winning bid by a few days, sources said. chicagotribune.com.

Did you catch the beautiful irony there? I even bolded it for you. For a story regarding the sale of the Chicago Cubs by the Chicago Tribune IN the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Tribune had to rely on “sources.”

Um. That’s you, guys. Just say, “the bidding is going to be delayed,” WE say.

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