Jon ‘Boog’ Sciambi makes Marquee Sports Network broadcast debut as Cubs defeat Royals
The Chicago Cubs played their first game at Sloan Park in 2021 on Tuesday, welcoming fans into the stands, showcasing some fresh faces on the field and debuting a new play-by-play broadcaster in the Marquee Sports Network broadcast booth. Jon “Boog” Sciambi made his Marquee broadcast debut, calling the Cubs’ 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals alongside Jim Deshaies and Taylor McGregor.
In the second inning, Sciambi was joined for a mid-game interview with Cubs manager David Ross, who greeted the new broadcaster with a smile and a laugh. “Doesn’t your voice sound good on Cubs TV? Welcome ‘Boog’ Sciambi,” Ross said to open the exchange between the two former broadcast partners.
With the game scoreless through three innings, the Cubs opened the scoring in the fourth inning with a bases-clearing triple from Rafael Ortega, giving Sciambi his first run-scoring call as a Cubs broadcaster.
“We had a great time. It was nice to be back calling a baseball game at the ballpark,” Sciambi said after the game. “More than anything it was nice to be calling a baseball game at the ballpark with fans. JD and I had a great time … it felt very comfortable.”
For additional coverage, check out various Cubs content on MarqueeSportsNetwork.com from Tuesday’s game, interviews with a few of the fans in attendance at Sloan Park and Adbert Alzolay’s thoughts on his Cactus League debut.
Jon “Boog” Sciambi joined Marquee Sports Network as television play-by-play announcer on January 4, 2021. Sciambi serves in numerous roles with ESPN and previously was a broadcaster with the Florida Marlins and Atlanta Braves.