Chicago Cubs: Five things to look forward to in 2021

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The new TV voice of the Cubs should have fans very excited

It came as a pretty big shock to Cubs fans when Len Kasper announced he was leaving for the South Side radio booth. Marquee Network replaced Kasper with ESPN baseball announcer Jon “Boog” Sciambi.

Sciambi has a great resume in sports broadcasting. In addition to ESPN baseball, Sciambi has announced for the Marlins and Braves as well as college basketball. He made his Marquee Network play-by-play debut with Jim DeShaies Tuesday in the Cubs’ 3-2 spring training win over the Royals at Sloan Park. Fair to say it was met with positive feedback.

Sciambi is the type of guy who can mix in both professionalism and personality. He will be serious about the game without being dull and robotic and can crack jokes without being obnoxious. The dry/witty humor can mix very well with the likes of DeShaies. He is also very good at bringing in modern analytics while relating to the older generation.

While everyone has different tastes in broadcasters, I think Sciambi will win over many Cubs fans.