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Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015

* From left, Gov. Bruce Rauner, Tom Ricketts and Kerry Wood at the Wood Foundation’s recent gala

- Posted by Rich Miller        

70 Comments
  1. - Almost the Weekend - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:20 pm:

    “Where’s Scott Walker?”


  2. - Joe - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:21 pm:

    First time this year I feel good about being a Sox fan.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:21 pm:

    The Governor couldn’t “find” a tie?

    C’mon

    “Caption?”

    “Go Red Sox!”


  4. - Keyser Soze - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:22 pm:

    Mannie, Moe and Kerry.


  5. - Travelguy - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:22 pm:

    I’m tryin’ to make Illinois a better place fur fellas like you an’ me.


  6. - Empty Suit - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:23 pm:

    “This is the church this is the steeple open the door and there’s the people”


  7. - Stones - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:23 pm:

    A Joker, A Smoker & A Midnight Toker


  8. - burbanite - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:24 pm:

    How much did the ricketts cardboard cut out cost?


  9. - Chicago Cynic - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:28 pm:

    “Governor Rauner seeks advice from Tom Rickets on the Cubs turnaround agenda.”


  10. - Stones - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:29 pm:

    In all seriousness Kerry Wood looks like he has lost quite a bit of weight.


  11. - Jocko - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:29 pm:

    Lock out, Buy out, and Strike out.


  12. - Missing G - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:32 pm:

    For a moment, I thought this is what he was doing with his hands:
    http://d3imyo1kk0rcam.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/4f00e440c9a4862e49ac05489543bd83.jpg


  13. - Blago's Luxurious Grey Mane - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:32 pm:

    I couldn’t stand him as a player, but Kerry Wood looks great.


  14. - Former State Employee - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:32 pm:

    The good, the bad, and the ugly….not necessarily in that order.


  15. - crazybleedingheart - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:33 pm:

    “Not in the game.”


  16. - veritas - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:33 pm:

    Does anyone else think Tom Ricketts looks like Ted Cruz?


  17. - Flynn's mom - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:33 pm:

    Us regular guys don’t wear ties.


  18. - Norseman - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:36 pm:

    Hey guys, this governor’s gig is awesome. Say whatever I want. Wear whatever I want. Stick it to whomever I want. I haven’t had this much fun since I fired that …


  19. - Reformed Optimist - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:39 pm:

    The 2015 nominees for Lifetime Achievement in Failing to Live Up to the Hype.


  20. - Dirty Red - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:43 pm:

    Two guys with unhitable stuff and Tom Ricketts.


  21. - Cheswick - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 12:50 pm:

    Tom Ricketts couldn’t make it, so Scott Walker filled in.


  22. - Michelle Flaherty - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 1:02 pm:

    Rauner: Kerry, your foundation does great work, but you were in a union. So I’m here to announce your foundation is being closed until my Turnaround Agenda is approved and the players association disbanded. Tom will back me up on this, right Tom. Thank you and good night.


  23. - Commonsense in Illinois - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 1:03 pm:

    Is it me, or could Tom Ricketts pass for Ted Cruz’ double?


  24. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 1:08 pm:

    ===In all seriousness Kerry Wood looks like he has lost quite a bit of weight.===

    I think he’s off the juice now.


  25. - AC - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 1:12 pm:

    A common man posing for a picture with the common folks he represents


  26. - s2qs - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 1:14 pm:

    Veritas and Commonsense - Yeah, the very first time I saw Ted Cruz on TV the first thing I thought was “man, he looks just like Tom Ricketts.” Nobody I’ve mentioned it to really agrees though. Thanks for vindicating me!


  27. - From the 'Dale to HP - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 1:17 pm:

    “Unions are the cause of all that’s wrong in the… what’s that Kerry?”


  28. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 1:17 pm:

    So Bruce Rauner, Ted Cruz and Kerry Wood walk into a bar…oh wait, that’s Tom Ricketts?

    OK, a millionaire, a billionaire and Kerry Wood walk into a bar…


  29. - A guy - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 1:20 pm:

    The first 3 guys to sign up to promote their posts on CF.


  30. - A guy - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 1:26 pm:

    In our awards we have full transparency.


  31. - pool boy - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 1:30 pm:

    Recognition for third place a with the rookie of the year, two guys that will have 100 RBIs and a cy young winner. Really?


  32. - D.P.Gumby - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 1:41 pm:

    i thought it was Ted Cruz, too


  33. - Robert the Bruce - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 1:42 pm:

    Tom Ricketts receives the “Still Promising Career” Award. The competition was admittedly fairly weak.


  34. - Flynn's Mom - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 1:45 pm:

    He looks like a less chubby Ted Cruz.


  35. - siriusly - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 1:52 pm:

    Governor “Can you give me Joe Maddon’s cell number? I want to talk to him about the lineup”


  36. - Jake From Elwood - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 1:54 pm:

    “Tom, ____ and Kerry”

    Obviously the blank represents the blank checks that Gov. Rauner freely hands out to his legislative pets. What else did you all think the blank stood for? Tsk. Tsk.


  37. - Das Man - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 2:05 pm:

    A #2 mayonnaise jar from the back porch of the General Assembly remains empty, as Carnac the Magnificent looks on


  38. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 2:06 pm:

    Jake from Elwood, well done sir.


  39. - Judgment Day - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 2:12 pm:

    “Tom Ricketts receives the “Still Promising Career” Award. The competition was admittedly fairly weak.”
    ————-

    Yeah, Rickett’s would be the superstar if he was standing with Jerry Reinsdorf and the White Sox management team.


  40. - Newdealer - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 2:16 pm:

    Surely one of use is named Richard


  41. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 2:16 pm:

    BVR: “I woulda got this award…except for Madigan.”


  42. - Team Sleep - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 2:17 pm:

    “Governor Rauner presented Mr. Ricketts and Mr. Wood with the ‘Thank you for not having a fire sale!’ award.”


  43. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 2:18 pm:

    Ricketts: “Bruce, couldn’t you find a necktie?”

    Rauner: “They’re all at the dry cleaners’. Somethin’ about unpaid bills…”


  44. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 2:20 pm:

    BR: “That Madigan makes me so mad it makes my spine shoot right through the back of my shirt!”


  45. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 2:23 pm:

    BR: “Hey, that thing would be good to drink wine out of!”


  46. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 2:25 pm:

    BR: “Nah, Diana doesn’t iron my shirts. I just put ‘em on right outa the washer then climb into the dryer for about ten minutes.”


  47. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 2:28 pm:

    BR: “Ah, awards oughta be made outa gold. I like gold.”


  48. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 2:29 pm:

    BR: “Hey, Ricketts. How do you like my belt buckle? It’s from the Gabby Hayes Collection.”


  49. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 2:31 pm:

    Ricketts: (Please, Lord, don’t let this photo show up on a CapFax caption contest. Please..)


  50. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 2:34 pm:

    And for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence, the winner is…


  51. - Anon - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 2:59 pm:

    “Mission Accomplished”


  52. - sal-says - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 3:01 pm:

    Two real rich strokes, one sorta rich athaleet.


  53. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 4:14 pm:

    Butcher,banker,strikeout maker


  54. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 4:28 pm:

    Sad


  55. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 4:30 pm:

    Goofball,hardball,fastball


  56. - sal-says - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 4:47 pm:

    I hold in my hands a trophy of a very rich man with my bud, another very rich man, happy as well. Ha Ha Ha Hah.


  57. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 4:49 pm:

    I got this glass bowl from Goldberg here you go


  58. - PENSIONS ARE OFF LIMITS - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 4:52 pm:

    I’ll stick with “People who will never win a World Series” for $1000, Alex.


  59. - Left Leaner - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 5:08 pm:

    Someone please buy the Governor a tie!


  60. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 5:18 pm:

    Left field,home run,record holder


  61. - Juvenal - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 5:31 pm:

    Hall of Blame, Same and Fame.


  62. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 6:35 pm:

    BR: “Hey, Tom, amazing Ted Cruz impression. Now do Trump!”


  63. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 7:23 pm:

    The mayor couldn’t be here so he sent this severed finger in a jar


  64. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 7:33 pm:

    Evelyn could raise the goat curse but can’t do anything about the bartman curse


  65. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 7:46 pm:

    Great expectations


  66. - Anon - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 7:52 pm:

    The Black Guardian and the White Guardian both try to cajole Dr. Who into handing the “Key to Time” over.

    The Universe hangs in the balance.


  67. - bullet - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 8:24 pm:

    ricketts holding cubs trophy case (empty)


  68. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Sep 29, 15 @ 10:42 pm:

    Winning


  69. - Bowie K - Wednesday, Sep 30, 15 @ 4:40 am:

    And when I’m done with AFSCME Kerry, your players union is next I’m my list.


  70. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Sep 30, 15 @ 7:20 am:

    You just wait till next year


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