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Marquee Sports Network Notes – Week of April 5

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ON DECK

Catch Cubs baseball all week on Marquee Sports Network as the Cubs host the Brewers beginning tonight (Mon., 6:30; Tues., 6:30, Wed., 1:00) and travel to Pittsburgh for a three-game series beginning Thursday (Thurs., 12:30; Sat., 5:30; Sun., 12:00). Boog and JD will be on the call for each game.

Tune in one-hour before each game as Cole Wright leads Cubs Live! presented by Toyota, featuring insight and analysis from Marquee’s team of on-air talent.

Cubs Postgame Live! presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois begins immediately following the game’s final out with highlights, game analysis and post-game press conferences.

 

BOOG MAKES DEBUT

Jon “Boog” Sciambi made his regular season Marquee Sports Network debut on Opening Day, calling the Cubs’ 5-3 setback vs. Pittsburgh. After Thursday’s game featured a slew of sacrifice flies, he had the chance to call a few homers over the weekend, courtesy of Kris Bryant, Jason Heyward and Ian Happ.

 
FUBO REACHES AGREEMENT TO CARRY MARQUEE

Marquee Sports Network announced last Wednesday that the network would soon be available on fuboTV, a sports-first streaming platform. fuboTV will join AT&T TV as streaming options for cord-cutters, in addition to more than 50 cable options in the Cubs television territory. Subscribe to the Cubs newsletter to learn when Marquee Sports Network will be available on fuboTV. For a full listing of providers carrying Marquee, visit here.

 
DOUG GLANVILLE BREAKS DOWN MLB ALL-STAR DECISION

Major League Baseball made the decision last week to move this season’s All-Star Game. Doug Glanville joined Cubs Live! on Saturday to offer his viewpoint, saying:

 “…[When] you go back to Jackie Robinson being this pioneering figure in opening up and breaking down barriers, most of the time since that point, baseball has kind of followed. And to take this lead step as a corporate enterprise and something that is woven into the fabric of American society, you recognize that this was a big step because you know there’s going to be blowback around the political implications.”

 
LET’S PLAY TWO

Premiering on Sunday, April 11 is the season debut of Let’s Play Two, a half-hour weekly countdown of the best on and off the field moments from the previous week. The show will air each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. CT.

 
NO OFF DAYS

Take advantage of the Cubs off day this Friday and enjoy a Cubs Classic from August 29, 1989 as the Cubs complete the largest comeback victory in franchise history. Down 9-0 in the fifth inning at home vs. Houston, the Cubs tie the game in the eighth inning and walk it off in the 10th inning. Catch the full game Friday at 7 p.m. CT.

 
QUICK HITS

Andy Martinez breaks down the Cubs aggressive start on the bases to the 2021 season … Tony Andracki recaps the Cubs success with situational hitting in the early going … learn more about the Cubs pitching infrastructure and how it has evolved over the year … yesterday marked the five-year anniversary of the 2016 season opener … all season long Marquee will be looking back on memories from that magical season …. follow @watchmarquee on social media for exclusive Cubs content and programming announcements.

For the full programming lineup, visit https://www.marqueesportsnetwork.com/schedule/

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