In the discussion Friday of who will replace Len Kasper on Cubs TV (and I’m still having trouble thinking that, 24 hours ago this wasn’t even a thing), I received this tweet in response to one of my prior articles:
Here's a name to keep in mind: @kevinkugler . He's currently on the Fox roster, but has also called college baseball for BTN and Westwood One. He's also a lifelong Cubs fan— Husker Mike (@Husker_Mike) December 4, 2020
Kevin Kugler is 48 years old and a Nebraska native. As noted in the tweet, he’s called College World Series games for various outlets since 2008, so he’s certainly familiar with baseball. He’s also called some Fox baseball Games of the Week, as well as doing some work this year for Fox on NFL games. He’s also called college basketball games as well as doing some golf (The Masters for an outfit called Dial Global).
The note “He’s also a lifelong Cubs fan” intrigues me. This would immediately give him credibility with Cubs fans, even though he doesn’t have much experience calling baseball games.
Here’s the call of a Marlins/Cardinals game Kugler did for Fox in 2018:
If Marquee Sports Network and the Cubs can’t hire an announcer with previous MLB experience, would it be worth giving someone like Kugler a chance?
Should the Cubs consider Kevin Kugler as Len Kasper’s replacement?
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