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11/6 Cubs search for color man

According to Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the Cubs will begin interviews this week with five contenders for the TV analyst job as they search for a replacement for Bob Brenly. The list includes Dan Plesac, Rick Sutcliffe, Eric Karros, Todd Hollandsworth and Gary Matthews. Plesac was a pre and post-game analyst for Comcast SportsNet before joining MLB Network. He also played for the Cubs in 1993 and ’94. Sutcliffe, another former Cubs pitcher, is under contract for one more year with ESPN.

Karros, played for the Cubs in 2003, was approached for the WGN Radio color job after Ron Santo died in December 2010. Hollandsworth is the current pre and post-game analyst on Comcast SportsNet Chicago. He has filled in for Brenly before. Matthews is currently a color commentator for the Phillies broadcasts. “Sarge” played for the Cubs from 1984-87 and was a member of Dusty Baker’s coaching staff from 2003-06. Brenly left to join the Diamondbacks TV broadcast team.

— Carrie Muskat

8/11 Seventh inning stretch

Former Cubs outfielder and current Phillies broadcaster Gary Matthews will lead the Wrigley Field crowd in the seventh inning stretch Tuesday. On Wednesday, Ron Santo will sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” followed on Thursday by actor Jim Belushi and Friday by actor Jeremy Piven. Actor John Cusack will sing Saturday and Hall of Famer Ernie Banks on Sunday.

— Carrie Muskat