Faced with a major TV blackout in Chicago in a little more than a month, the Cubs today signed what they're calling a "blockbuster" agreement to broadcast games on WGN.
Long-time Cubs season ticket holder and disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, in an exclusive interview with ABC7 News reporter Chuck Goudie, said he intends to renew his seats for the 2020 season.
A day after Kris Bryant told reporters "I can't picture myself wearing anything but the pinstripes," his agent Scott Boras made a phone call.
Faced with losing millions in revenue due to a shortfall of subscribers because of their failure to sign cable giant Comcast, the Marquee Sports Network recruited several local high school TV stations to broadcast Cubs games and related programming.
Those turning in their spikes included: Tyler Chatwood, Jharel Cotton, Jeremy Jeffress, Dillon Maples, Brandon Morrow, James Norwood, Duane Underwood and Dan Winkler.
With a little over a month until opening day, the Cubs will look to start the season on a high note by building a dome over Wrigley Field to hotbox their fans.
While reassuring the public they are still "good friends who have a great deal of respect for each other," Joe Maddon and Theo Epstein took their differences of opinion to the media this week. Tensions have escalated to the point where the once dynamic Cubs duo have agreed to settle those differences in a cage match later this month in Arizona.