For the second time in three years, WGN Radio is on the search to find a new partner in the booth for Pat Hughes.
WGN-AM sports director Dave Eanet said they are now putting together a list of candidates and hope to “compare notes with the Cubs and see where we are.”
Longtime play-by-play man Pat Hughes will meet Tuesday with WGN-AM President and general manager Jimmy de Castro to provide his input, though the ultimate decision will be made by WGN and Crane Kenney, Cubs president of business operations.
Sullivan listed 11 men who might be candidates: eight former Cubs – Rick Sutcliffe, Kerry Wood, Todd Hollandsworth, Mark DeRosa, Ryan Theriot, Eric Karros, Doug Glanville and Dave Otto. Also, former WGN sportscaster Andy Masur is on the list, who subbed for Hughes on Cubs broadcasts before becoming announcer for the San Diego Padres.
Two wild card choices would be Cubs’ minor league broadcasters Mick Gillispie, Double-A Tennessee and Randy Wehofer, Triple-A Iowa. Both do a great job and Gillispie teams with Len Kasper on the Cubs’ online spring-training broadcasts.
There is no favorite for the job or one that stands above the rest. Who do you think should be Hughes’ partner in the booth?