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It's Kasper

The Cubs have hired Len Kasper, who has broadcast Florida Marlins games for the last three years, as the new play-by-play voice to team with analyst Bob Brenly.

This is the place where I'm supposed to express my opinion about this hiring, as why bother having a blog if you don't make comments?

Fact is, I don't really have an opinion about Len Kasper. I have never heard him call a game, so I can't say whether he's bad or good. I do know that I'm happy that the Cubs did NOT hire Matt Vasgersian, the voice of the San Diego Padres, who is among the worst PBP men in the business.

Here are two things I know about Len Kasper:

He's 33 years old, which is exactly the same age that Chip Caray was when he began as a Cub broadcaster in 1998. Thus, it appears that the Cubs really did want to have someone who'd grow into the job and stay here for many years.

And, he already has a Chicago connection. His sister lives a few blocks from Wrigley Field.