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Donald Trump takes aim at Cubs ownership, which Tom Ricketts finds 'surreal'

LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 24: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign watch party on the day of the Nevada republican caucus at the Treasure Island Ballroom in Las Vegas, NV on Tuesday Feb. 23, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 15: Tom Ricketts owner of the Chicago Cubs before the game against the Cincinnati Reds on April 15, 2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. All uniformed team members are wearing jersey number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 24: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign watch party on the day of the Nevada republican caucus at the Treasure Island Ballroom in Las Vegas, NV on Tuesday Feb. 23, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 15: Tom Ricketts owner of the Chicago Cubs before the game against the Cincinnati Reds on April 15, 2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. All uniformed team members are wearing jersey number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

The Cubs hope to end up in the pennant race, but right now they find themselves in the middle of the presidential race.

Earlier this week, Republican front-runner Donald Trump targeted a tweet at the owners of the Cubs.

I hear the Rickets family, who own the Chicago Cubs, are secretly spending $'s against me. They better be careful, they have a lot to hide!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 22, 2016

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Trump apparently was referencing how Marlene Ricketts has contributed $3 million to an anti-Trump political action committee, Yahoo Sports reports.

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts responded: "It's a little surreal when Donald Trump threatens your mom," adding how members of the Ricketts family aren't shy about taking political stands. " ... We are pretty much are an open book. We stand up for what we believe in. We support the causes we think are important. That is what America should be. That is who we are."

As for family secrets being uncovered, Tom Ricketts didn't sound worried, telling the media: "If we had something to hide, you people would have found it by now." So what was Trump referring to? "I have no idea."

Maybe Trump has discovered Joe Maddon's hit-and-run sign and plans to reveal it to the rest of the National League.

H/T: Yahoo Sports