DirecTV, Chicago Tribune Fail To Reach An Agreement
When the Chicago Cubs take the field on Thursday to open the 2012 regular season, it is a moment that every Cubs fan should embrace. No longer are the Cubs a victim of a front office regime that has failed to adapt to the modern nuances of the game. Instead, the Cubs are an organization that are finally doing all the right things. Local and National reporters have praised manager Dale Sveum in his first Spring Training camp. While President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer have continued their efforts to create a stream of talent between the Minor League system and the Major League team.
However, some Cubs fans will not be able to join this experience. On Sunday at midnight, the contract between DirecTV and the Chicago Tribune company expired. What that means, for the time being, is that WGN Chicago, WGN American, all other WGN affiliations will not be available to DirecTV customers. For all you Cubs’ fans that are DirecTV subscribers, you are in jeopardy of missing the Cubs’ Opening Day telecast.
Please contact your local DirecTV location and request that WGN be put back into their programming.