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Marquee Sports Network adds 12 Cubs minor league broadcasts

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Hey, now you can watch some of the prospects the Cubs received in all the deadline deals.

Principal Park in Des Moines, home of the Iowa Cubs
Principal Park in Des Moines, home of the Iowa Cubs
Dylan Heuer

The Chicago Cubs might be tough to watch these days — I think everyone admits that.

To help give you some insight into all the prospects the Cubs acquired in the selloff, plus others in the system, Marquee Sports Network will televise 12 Cubs minor-league games over the next few weeks.

Here’s the schedule:

Thu., Aug. 19, 6:00 p.m.: South Bend vs. Quad Cities
Fri., Aug. 20, 6:00 p.m.: Tennessee vs. Birmingham
Sat., Aug. 21, 8:00 p.m.: Tennessee vs. Birmingham
Sun., Aug. 22, 5:00 p.m.: South Bend vs. Quad Cities
Wed., Aug. 25, 6:00 p.m.: Myrtle Beach vs. Columbia
Thu., Aug. 26, 7:00 p.m.: Iowa vs. Omaha
Fri., Sept. 3, 6:00 p.m.: Myrtle Beach vs. Lynchburg
Sun., Sept. 5, 6:00 p.m.: South Bend vs. Lake County
Wed., Sept. 8, 12:00 p.m.: Iowa vs. Toledo
Thu., Sept. 9, 7:00 p.m.: Iowa vs. Toledo
Fri., Sept. 10, 6:00 p.m.: Tennessee vs. Chattanooga
Sat., Sept. 11, 6:00 p.m.: Tennessee vs. Chattanooga

All the games are live except for Aug. 21 and 22, which will be delayed broadcasts. All times Central.

Elise Menaker will serve as Marquee Sports Network’s lead minor league reporter, contributing to Cubs pregame and in-game broadcasts with storylines and interviews from the Cubs minor league system, while serving as game analyst on select Iowa Cubs games alongside play-by-play broadcaster Alex Cohen. Former Cubs great Jody Davis joins play-by-play announcer Mick Gillispie on the Tennessee broadcasts. For the South Bend games, the announcers are Broadcasters: Darin Pritchett/Brendan King (PBP) and Max Thoma (analyst), and the Myrtle Beach games will be called by Sam Weiderhaft.

“We’re thrilled to be able to showcase the entire Cubs minor league system on our network, bringing Cubs fans an unprecedented level of access to their favorite team,” said Marquee Sports Network General Manager, Mike McCarthy. “This was something that has been a priority since we started the network, and we’re eager to continue these partnerships in the years to come. Special thanks to Programming Director Allison Bertucci for her diligent work in securing these broadcasts.”

Hope you enjoy seeing the up-and-coming Cubs minor leaguers on Marquee over the next few weeks.