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Here’s another possibility for Marquee to replace Len Kasper: Brian Anderson

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The Brewers PBP man is excellent.

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If you didn’t care for my suggestion of Josh Lewin to succeed Len Kasper in the Cubs TV booth, here’s an idea you might like better.

Brian Anderson has been the Milwaukee Brewers’ TV play-by-play announcer since 2007, though he often misses some Brewers games because of his duties with TBS and TNT for NBA games. In fact, he missed almost all of Milwaukee’s 2020 season because the NBA playoffs went late into September.

Anderson has a pleasant PBP voice and certainly is familiar with the Cubs given the many games he’s called for Brewers TV against them over the years. He has also called postseason baseball games for TBS since 2008.

This is Anderson on the call of Kyle Schwarber’s “Schwarboard” home run in the 2015 Division Series against the Cardinals [VIDEO].

Anderson has a fairly high-profile job with TBS doing national broadcasts of both baseball and basketball, so it might be difficult for Marquee to lure him away for strictly local work, although I suppose he could continue to do the national work, especially on postseason baseball, as that would not conflict with regular-season Cubs games. Marquee had hired Chris Myers to back up Len Kasper if and when Len went to do some games for Fox, so maybe a similar arrangement could be made.

It would certainly be a cool thing for the Cubs to poach a broadcaster from a division rival, too.

Trivia: Mike Anderson, Brian’s older brother, pitched briefly for the Reds in 1993 and in the Cubs farm system with Triple-A Iowa in 1994 and 1995. The Cubs acquired him in December 1993 along with Darron Cox and Larry Luebbers in a trade that sent Chuck McElroy to Cincinnati.

I’d be fine with either Josh Lewin or Brian Anderson in the Cubs’ TV booth with Jim Deshaies. What say you?

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