Results tagged ‘ WGN TV ’

1/24 Cubs spring broadcast schedule

Fans who can’t get to Arizona to watch the Cubs’ Spring Training games will be able to keep up either on TV, radio or the internet. The Cubs will televise six Cactus League games (four on WGN TV, two on Comcast SportsNet), broadcast nine on WGN Radio network, and 25 via Internet radio broadcast on The Cubs webcasts on and will be free for fans who register for a log-in account with the website. In total, 36 of the 39 games will be available to Cubs fans.

Two games also have been added to the Cubs’ spring schedule. They will play a World Baseball Classic opponent at HoHoKam Stadium on March 15, plus play the Dodgers in Tucson on March 21 to benefit the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation. The Cubs close out their 2013 spring schedule against the Astros in Houston, March 29-30.

WGN Radio will broadcast Chicago’s first spring game on Feb. 23 against the Angels. The first televised game will be on WGN TV on March 16 when the Cubs play host to the Royals in Mesa, Ariz. Comcast SportsNet’s first game will be March 25 against the Giants.

Cubs TV play-by-play announcer Len Kasper will join Mick Gillispie, radio broadcaster for Double-A Tennessee for most of the broadcasts, presented by United Airlines. The first game with Kasper and Gillispie will be Feb. 24 against the Giants.

All games start at 1:05 p.m. Arizona time unless otherwise noted.

DATE/OPPONENT/SITE/Broadcast Availability

Feb. 23: at Angels, Tempe, WGN Radio
Feb. 24: vs. Giants, Mesa,
Feb. 25: at Dodgers, Glendale,
Feb. 26: vs. Rockies, Mesa,
Feb. 27: vs. Dodgers, Mesa,
Feb. 28: vs. Athletics, Mesa,
March 1: vs. Diamondbacks, Mesa,
March 2: at Giants, Scottsdale, WGN Radio
March 3 (ss): vs. Brewers, Mesa,; vs. Angels, Tempe
March 4: vs. Indians, Mesa,
March 5: at Rockies, Scottsdale,
March 6: at Rangers, Surprise,
March 7: vs. White Sox, Mesa,
March 8: at Reds, Goodyear, (7:05 p.m. MT)
March 9: vs. Indians, Mesa, WGN Radio
March 10: vs. Padres, Mesa,
March 11: at Diamondbacks, Scottsdale,
March 12: Off day
March 13: vs. Rockies, Mesa,
March 14: at Dodgers, Glendale,
March 15 (ss): vs. World Baseball Classic team, Mesa; at White Sox, Glendale,
March 16 (ss): vs. Royals, Mesa, WGN-TV; vs. Rangers, Las Vegas, WGN Radio
March 17 (ss): at Athletics, Phoenix, WGN-TV; vs. Rangers, Las Vegas, WGN Radio
March 18: at Padres, Peoria,
March 19: vs. Rangers, Mesa,
March 20: Off day
March 21 (ss): at Mariners, Peoria, WGN Radio; vs. Dodgers, Tucson
March 22: at Brewers, Maryvale, WGN-TV,
March 23: vs. Angels, Mesa, WGN Radio, WGN-TV
March 24: at Indians, Goodyear, WGN Radio
March 25: vs. Giants, Mesa, Comcast SportsNet,
March 26: vs. Reds, Mesa, (7:05 p.m. MT)
March 27: at Royals, Surprise, WGN Radio (6:05 p.m. MT)
March 28: vs. Mariners, Mesa, Comcast SportsNet,
March 29: at Astros, Houston, (7:05 p.m. CT)
March 30: at Astros, Houston, (1:05 p.m. CT)

– Carrie Muskat

3/19 Cubs lineup & more

Matt Garza starts Saturday for the Cubs in Peoria against the Padres and will be followed by Braden Looper. The game will be on WGN Radio and WGN TV. Looking ahead, Randy Wells will start Sunday against the Giants at HoHoKam Park and Andrew Cashner will start Monday against the Angels in Tempe. Here’s Saturday’s lineup:

RF Fukudome
2B DeWitt
LF Colvin
C Soto
1B Pena
3B Baker
SS Camp
CF Perez
P Garza

– Carrie Muskat

2/10 Cubs 2011 TV schedule released

The Cubs announced their regular season television broadcast schedule on Thursday, and for the fourth straight year, all 162 games will be available in high-definition in the Chicago area.
WGN TV will broadcast the April 1 season opener against the Pirates from Wrigley Field at 1:20 p.m. CT. Comcast SportsNet’s first broadcast will be the next day, April 2, at 12:05 p.m. CT. WCIU’s first game will be April 15 when the Cubs play the Rockies in Colorado at 7:40 p.m. CT. Play-by-play man Len Kasper and analyst Bob Brenly return for their seventh season in the broadcast booth.

– Carrie Muskat

Monday quick hits

Carlos Marmol has said no to the World Baseball Classic. Marmol says he couldn’t sleep Sunday night, trying to make a decision about whether to pitch or not for the Dominican Republic. Cubs manager Lou Piniella and Marmol talked for awhile in the outfield on Monday at Fitch Park. Piniella said: “I told him it was his decision and we would support him either way.”

In other camp news:

  • Ryan Dempster is slowed by a stiff neck, and has not been throwing to hitters.
  • Carlos Zambrano and Ted Lilly tuned up with good sessions vs. hitters on Monday.
  • The Cubs sold 2.68 million tickets over the weekend for the 2009 regular season. The forecast for Day 1 on Friday had been 450,000, but they topped that and sold 509,000. There are still tickets available at Wrigley Field.
  • Monday was the last day at Fitch Park. They will practice on Tuesday at HoHoKam Stadium, just down Center Street. There will be no intrasquad game prior to the start of Cactus League play Wednesday.
  • The Cubs will be taking four to five regulars on the two-game trip to Las Vegas, March 4-5. The games are being televised on WGN TV.
  • Piniella has finished one of Tony Dungy’s books and is working on a second one. He’s got plenty of time to read this spring.

– Carrie Muskat 


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