Ricketts to welcome fans

Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts and his family will be the first people fans see in line on Friday morning as they try to purchase individual game tickets for the Cubs' 2010 season. According to team President Crane Kenney, the Ricketts will be handing out coffee and donuts to some of the people in line and also expressing thanks for the their loyalty.

Kenney said the Ricketts will go to Mesa, Ariz., next week to spend a few days around the front office and the team. Ricketts' schedule will not allow him to stay in Arizona the entire six weeks, but he will be able to make frequent trips once the spring training games begin March 4.