On Monday, the Chicago Cubs launched their very own YouTube channel with loads of content. Fans can spend off days binging videos on their favorite players and moments.
Soon, the Chicago Cubs will be opening up their season on March 28 against the Texas Rangers. A team that several members of this 40 man roster are familiar with — specifically, veteran southpaw Cole Hamels — who will likely pick up a start against his former team.
For now, let’s take a look at the content that is currently held over at the Cubs YouTube channel. As expected, hundreds of videos were uploaded the day of its launch. Of course, featured specials such as Kerry Wood‘s 20 strikeout game have been included.
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Both Bryant and Rizzo star in two videos of their own; one being a game show titled ‘Bae vs. Ballplayer‘ and ‘Call to the Bullpen.’ In the first, Rizzo competed against Bryant’s wife to see who knew the 2016 N.L. MVP better and it was comedy gold.
Call to the Bullpen had Chicago’s dynamic duo answering questions that were submitted by fans and the answers were top-notch as expected from two men who could have their very own reality series on any network.
After sitting through hours of content, I’d say this channel is exactly what Cubs fans should look forward to when the network launches in 2020. Rather exciting and a solid direction for the organization.
Sure, brief little segments involving Bryant and Rizzo are nice, but I’m a sucker for little documentaries if you will. Which brings us to offseason videos covering pitchers Jon Lester and Pedro Strop.
Each video takes you with both arms during a normal offseason, allowing fans to see what they do away from the diamond. Pedro returned home to Palenque, the Dominican Republic where stories of his late Father and a local legend come to light.
A personal side of Strop that has not been seen by fans. As for the Opening Day starter, Lester takes us on a hunting trip and compares it to pitching. A mind game that eventually ‘leads up to the moment of truth.’
In the video, Jon talks about being surrounded by so many people throughout the season, being the reason why he spends his offseason hunting and fishing. Baseball is always on his mind.
If you haven’t already done so, head over and subscribe to the channel. Dive into the franchise we love while watching highlights of guys smashing the video boards in left and right field. Or defensive gems, mic’d up individuals, everything that’ll keep you entertained for hours upon hours.
It’ll be interesting to see what’ll be uploaded during the regular season. Here’s to hoping for behind the scenes on road trips or inside Wrigley Field’s clubhouse.