Marquee Sports Network Notes – Week of March 22
REMAINING SPRING TRAINING TELEVISION SCHEDULE
(ALL TIMES CT):
March 23 vs. Chicago-A.L. (3:05 p.m.) – Marquee Sports Network
March 24 at Seattle (8:40 p.m.) – MLB Network (Tape-delayed at 10 p.m.)
March 25 vs. Los Angeles-N.L. (8:05 p.m.) – Marquee Sports Network
March 26 vs. San Francisco (3:05 p.m.) – Marquee Sports Network
March 27 at Cincinnati (8:05 p.m.)
March 28 at Texas (2:05 p.m.) – Marquee Sports Network
March 29 vs. Arizona (2:05 p.m.) – Marquee Sports Network
RYNE SANDBERG JOINS MARQUEE SPORTS NETWORK
Marquee Sports Network on Tuesday announced that Cubs legend Ryne Sandberg has joined the network as a multi-platform analyst. “Ryno” will contribute to select Spring Training and regular season game broadcasts, pregame and postgame shows, and will also take part in interview shows, podcasts and more.
BETH MOWINS MAKES HISTORY
Beth Mowins made Cubs history on Saturday, becoming the first woman to serve as play-by-play broadcaster in franchise history, calling the action on Marquee Sports Network. To learn more about Beth, check out the coverage from Chicago Tribune, NBC Sports Chicago, MLB.com, MLB Network, Bleed Cubbie Blue, 670 The Score, WGN Radio and ESPN 1000, among others. As part of Women’s History Month, Marquee Sports Network is proud to recognize and salute all the inspiring women that are a part of our team.
Beth Mowins will make history as the 1st woman to call a Chicago Cubs game — serving as the play-by-play announcer on Marquee Sports Network: “I can’t wait. I think it’s going to be fabulous.” https://t.co/C9R9yRjGga— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) March 20, 2021
SEASON OPENER ON TAP
Marquee Sports Network will air the Cubs season opener next Thursday, April 1, vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates at 1:20 p.m. Marquee will have a special extended two-hour pregame show leading into the contest, as well as a dedicated season preview show premiering next Tuesday, March 30.
NEW EPISODE OF CHRIS & TELL PREMIERES THURSDAY
A new episode of Chris & Tell presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois with host Chris Myers premieres this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. CT. Myers sits down with former Chicago Bull Joakim Noah to discuss his memories of Tom Thibodeau and Billy Donovan, and whether he has any regrets in retirement:
“I had a great 13-year run in the NBA and I got to experience college in a way that very few have. I’m super proud of my journey. I know I worked really hard and I did it my way. A lot of people had things to say and a lot of opinions about what I should do, and at the end of the day, I’m the one who put in the work and I did it my way. It wasn’t always pretty, and there were highs and lows, but at the end of the day I’m proud of my journey and I can go to sleep at night and sleep well.”
MIAMI OPEN LIVE ON MARQUEE
Catch live action from the Miami Open tennis tournament March 24-30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CT as Marquee Sports Network will be airing daily matches not available on Tennis Channel.
ICYMI: NOTES AND QUOTES FROM LAST WEEK
Beth Mowins: “Quite honestly, is there something else that’s better to do today than to call a Cubs game? … You don’t really think about doing something that no other woman has done before. You just hope that it’s an opportunity that other young boys and girls will have after you through a lot of hard work.” (ESPN 1000 Waddle and Silvy Show)
Ildemaro Vargas: “This is what I love, and if God gave me a second chance in life, it’s for a reason. I am grabbing it with the most humility I can have and to keep fighting to keep going up another level.”
A roster battle pales in comparison to what Ildemaro Vargas had to go through just to reach the majors.— Andy Martínez (@amartinez_11) March 17, 2021
My feature on the Venezuelan: https://t.co/kSiJf78oHd
Brennen Davis: “I mean, it’s Wrigley Field — who wouldn’t want to play there? It’s unbelievable. To be able to get out there, play games and take center field. It’s hard to put into words.”
In his first big-league camp, Cubs top prospect Brennen Davis keeps thinking about David Ross’ advice.— Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) March 18, 2021
“He always makes sure I know to soak it all in. It’s about the journey.”https://t.co/1X5Jsy2Edx
QUICK HITS: Carrie Muskat joined the Cubs Weekly podcast with Cole Wright and Tony Andracki, sharing memories from her illustrious career … Javy Baez discussed his adjustment to the star spotlight … follow @watchmarquee on social media for exclusive Cubs content and programming announcements.