Posted on 06 February 2010 by Lou
The Chicago Cubs have announced the television broadcast schedule for the 2010 MLB season. WCIU will carry the Cubs season opener against the Braves in Atlanta on April 5th. WGN will carry the Cubs home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field on April 12th. WGN has broadcast Cubs games since 1948 and will broadcast the most Cubs games again in 2010 – at least 58 right now, with the potential to go ub to 64 if ESPN and FOX don’t pick up certain Saturday and Sunday games at the Friendly Confines.
FOX tentatively has the Cubs slated for 8 games in 2010 – 4 home games at Wrigley Field against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 29th, the Chicago White Sox on June 12th, the Atlanta Braves on August 21st and the New York Mets on September 4th & 4 road games at the Texas Rangers on May 22nd, at the Chicago White Sox on June 26th, at the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 10th and at the St. Louis Cardinals on August 14th. The Cubs will also appear on back-to-back ESPN Sunday Night Baseball braodcasts in July – against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on July 11th and the Philadelphia Phillies at home on July 18th.
Comcast SportsNet has been broadcasting Cubs game for 6 years now and Len Kasper and Bob Brenly will continue to broadcast all Cubs games on television during the 2010 MLB season.
Posted on 17 January 2010 by Lou
Chicago Cubs TV Broadcast Team Len Kasper and Bob Brenly rocked the House of Blues on Thursday night to kick of the Chicago Cubs Convention scheduled for this weekend. Kasper and Brenly are hug music fans who host this annual event on the Thursday night before the Cubs Convention. All proceeds of the event go to charity.
Kasper and Brenly took the stage to kick off the night and rocked out better than ever. The Baseball Project – consisting of musicians Peter Buck of REM and Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon and Steve Wynn – also performed some amazing baseball-themed songs. G. Love & Special Sauce, known for their unique blues and classic R&B mix will closed out the phenomenal night with a great set.
Thanks to Len and Bob to making this a memorable occasion…
Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon and Steve Wynn
Posted on 16 January 2010 by Lou
The Cubs Convention is going on this weekend in Chicago at the Hilton Chicago. Passes for the convention are sold out, but supposedly there is still home hotel room availability for the weekend. If you have a room, you can buy up to 4 passes per room for the weekend.
The opening ceremonies to the 2010 Cubs Convention kicked off on Friday night from 5-5:30PM. There were a few other activities on Friday, but the real action begins in earnest today. You’ll get to meet the Ricketts Family in person and you’ll get to mingle with current Cubs players (Derrek Lee, Carlos Zambrano, Carlos Marmol, Ryan Theriot, Ryan Dempster) and former Cubs players (Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Ron Santo, Ryne Sandberg, Milt Pappas, Dave Otto), as well as the team’s coaching staff (Lou Pinella, Larry Rothschild) and broadcasting teams (Bob Brenly, Len Kasper, Pat Hughes and Santo).
Gotta love it – what a perfect way to get geared up for the upcoming 2010 Cubs schedule at Wrigley Field…
Posted on 13 December 2008 by Lou
Keep January 15, 2009 free on your calendar – that’s the night that Cubs TV broadcasters Bob Brenly and Len Kasper will host their annual rock event, with proceeds benefiting the Chicago Cubs Charities. The event will take place at the House of Blues Chicago and tickets are $31 each.
The Hold Steady will headline the event. Len and Bob will certainly hit the stage to jam at some point during the evening as well.
The Len & Bob Bash will kick off the Chicago Cubs Convention weekend – which is set to go from Friday, January 16th through Sunday, January 18th.
Come out and support your Chicago Cubs Charities!
Posted on 05 December 2008 by Lou
Len Kasper will continue to be the “Voice of the Cubs” – at least for 3 more years. The Cubs announced that Kasper will remain as the play-by-play broadcaster on TV through the 2011 MLB season.
Kasper is thrilled and so are Cubs fans. After stints doing TV play-by-play for the Milwaukee Brewers (1999-2001) and the Florida Marlins (2002-2004), Kasper joined the Cubs television ranks for the start of the 2005 MLB season. Four years later, the relationship is still going strong. Kasper and color-man Bob Brenly have a very unique and fun relationship on and off the field. With Brenly inked through 2012, the Cubs will have a formidable broadcast duo for years to come.
Kudos to the Cubs for rewarding the solid work by Kasper, and kudos to Kasper for developing a love for the Cubs and the city of Chicago.