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Opening Day on Marquee Sports Network: All you need to know

2 years agoStaff Report

The 2022 Chicago Cubs season gets underway this week as the Cubs host the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday at 1:20 PM CT on Marquee Sports Network. Check out all you need to know as Marquee Sports Network gets you ready for another season of Cubs baseball.

Thursday, April 7

  • 11 AM: Cubs Live! Opening Day pregame coverage
  • 1 PM: Cubs vs. Brewers
  • Postgame: Cubs Postgame Live!
  • After: Cubs Countdown: Memorable 7th inning stretch renditions

Opening Week Coverage

Extensive Opening Day coverage: Pregame coverage begins Thursday, April 7, at 11 AM CT with a two-hour edition of Cubs Live! presented by Toyota as Marquee takes fans inside the ballpark and around the neighborhood, previewing all the day’s action and showcasing everything that makes Opening Day in Wrigleyville special.

  • Cole Wright, Cliff Floyd and Rick Sutcliffe will anchor the coverage from the Marquee studio, while Elise Menaker covers all the action in Wrigleyville, Taylor McGregor reports from inside the ballpark with news from the clubhouse, and Boog and JD preview the action from the broadcast booth. Plus, Sean Marshall and Lance Brozdowski join the program, and much more.

First Pitch at 1:20 PM: Game coverage begins at 1 PM CT on Thursday with Jon Sciambi and Jim Deshaies on the call. Sciambi returns for his 2nd season in the booth, while Deshaies begins his 10th season calling Cubs games. Boog and JD will be joined by Taylor McGregor serving as sideline reporter.

Day baseball all weekend: Cubs baseball continues all weekend with 1:20 PM starts Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Cubs Live! begins at noon each day with Cubs Postgame Live! airing immediately following the final out. For the game broadcasts, Boog, JD and Taylor will continue with the coverage Friday and Saturday, while legendary Cubs radio broadcaster Pat Hughes fills in for Boog as play-by-play broadcaster on Sunday.

Marquee Sports Network Notes

Former Cubs join the talent coverage: Last month, Marquee Sports Network announced that former Cubs Cliff Floyd and Cameron Maybin will be joining the team as studio analysts contributing to pregame and postgame coverage throughout the season. Floyd will make his debut as part of the Opening Week coverage beginning with Cubs Live! 2022 Season Preview on Wednesday. Maybin is expected to make his first appearance on the network in mid-April.

Extensive studio coverage all season: Tune in all season long for Cubs studio coverage before and after every Cubs game on Marquee Sports Network. Cubs Live! presented by Toyota begins one hour prior to the start of game coverage (12 PM for 1:20 PM starts, 6 PM for 7:05 PM starts, etc.), while Cubs Postgame Live! presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois kicks off immediately after the game’s conclusion.

Stream on the go: Marquee Sports Network is available on the go for subscribers with the Marquee Sports Network app. Be sure to download the latest version of the app (version 1.9.1) and log-in with your cable provider information prior to Thursday to ensure you don’t miss a pitch. Subscribers can also watch online at WatchMarquee.com.

Free Trial: For fans inside the Cubs television territory looking to subscribe to Marquee Sports Network, streaming providers DIRECTV STREAM and fuboTV are both currently offering free trials for fans interested in trying out the service before committing. For the full list of cable providers carrying Marquee Sports Network, visit https://www.marqueesportsnetwork.com/providers/.

Catch Cubs coverage out-of-market on MLB.TV: Fans outside the Cubs television territory can continue to watch Cubs games all season long via MLB.TV. New in 2021, and continuing this season, Cubs Live! and Cubs Postgame Live! will both be available on MLB.TV in addition to the live games. For more information, visit https://www.mlb.com/tv.

Stay up to date 24/7: Bookmark MarqueeSportsNetwork.com for Cubs coverage all season long, including the latest news, features, in-depth analysis, weekly podcasts and more.

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