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  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks at the future construction site with CEO of McCormick Place Jim Reilly, left, and the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, DePaul University President.

As part of my ongoing research to determine which team in Chicago is least deserving of the handout that we, the taxpayers, are dumb enough to give them . . .

I go to a Cubs game.

Had a great time—thank you, Ricketts family!

I bought hot dogs, beer, peanuts, soda pop and a seat in the far left-field corner—just outside of Naperville. The whole day cost me close to $100.

So now that I think about it, the Ricketts family should be thanking me.

And what did I get for my money? Another wretched Cub loss. In this case, a one-run heartbreaker in which the Cubbies blew a lead to the dastardly New York Mets. A team I still have not forgiven for 1969.

But back to the issue of which team least deserves the handout we give them . . .