Cubs Owner Spotted Filming ‘Undercover Boss’
September 10, 2010
(Chicago, IL) – Just because the Chicago Cubs are terrible at baseball this year doesn’t mean there isn’t entertainment to be had around the Friendly Confines. That’s because the owner of the Cubs, Tom Ricketts, was recently spotted filming an episode of ‘Undercover Boss.’
The popular CBS show, which follows high level executives who go “undercover” in their own companies as entry-level workers, spent a week filming Ricketts doing various jobs around Wrigley Field. But considering the premise of the show, shouldn’t Ricketts have gone unrecognized?
It seems Ricketts took the “undercover” description a bit too literally in some ways, and completely disregarded it in others.
“I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t do a very good job of staying undercover,” Ricketts explained this week after filming wrapped. “In retrospect, going with full camo was probably a bit much. Sure, when I stood next to the ivy I completely disappeared, save for a disembodied, floating head. But the rest of the time I think I might have stuck out more than I should have.”
“It was also probably a mistake to choose ‘Rom Ticketts’ as my fake name, and to not cover up the ‘I’m the F*cking Owner of the Chicago Cubs, B*tch’ tatoo on my chest,” Ricketts said with regret in his eye. “Yes, I could have simply buttoned up a little bit higher, but I have been hitting the free weights like crazy and, damn man, if you got it, use it.”
Insiders say Ricketts’ cover was nearly blown a day earlier when, while discussing his recent bathroom renovations at Wrigley Field with a hot dog vendor who did not feel the renovations went far enough, Ricketts grabbed the man and screamed, “How about I renovate your face with my fist?” Ricketts deftly covered his mistake by adding, “I’m not
Tom Ricketts by the way. I just really like bathrooms.”
Ricketts promises that the episode, though partially spoiled, will still be entertaining.
“In the second half of the show, the workers all knew it was me, but I have to hand it to the producers of the show. They figured out a seamless way to transition the show from one about an undercover boss to a completely visible boss who forces his employees to compete in taco eating contests for his own sick sense of enjoyment. You’ll barely notice when the show changes.”
Note: Yes, the author is aware that it was actually Tom’s brother Todd who filmed ‘Undercover Boss’ this week, but the article was written before that information came to light. Also, nobody knows who Todd is.