Ex-Chicago Cubs broadcaster Bob Brenly speaks on recent extension debacle.

What was widely considered to be one of the best duos of broadcasting  in the MLB, the 8 year run of Len Kasper and Bob Brenly in the Chicago Cubs broadcast booth came to a close this past October as Brenly and the Cubs suddenly parted ways. When Brenly started with the Cubs in 2005, he had the tough task of following consummate professional Steve Stone, who Cubs fans came to love...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 5 Chicago Sportscaster moments of 2012 (Video)

It was an extremely eventful year for Chicago sportscasters. Jim Deshaies replaced Bob Brenly in the booth for Cubs broadcasts after Brenly left to take the Arizona Diamondbacks job. Sarah Kustok left Comcast Sports Net Chicago for Yes Network. She was replaced by Susanna Collins. White Sox colorman Hawk Harrelson continued to be an intolerable abomination to broadcasting. What follows...
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December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Jim Deshaies is the new Cubs color commentator

After Bob Brenly left the Cubs for the Diamondbacks in October, Chicago had a vacancy in their booth next to veteran Len Kasper. We outlined some of the potential choices a couple of weeks ago, and of course, none of the finalists we listed got the job. Instead, the Cubs went with former long-time Astros color man Jim Deshaies as reported by Danny Knobler of CBS. Cubs fans seem...
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs hire Jim Deshaies to replace Bob Brenly

From Deshaies has reportedly accepted a four-year offer from WGN to be the color commentator for the Chicago Cubs telecasts. WGN's Bob Vorwald would not comment on the hiring Monday, but has confirmed Deshaies will be switching teams. "J.D." replaces longtime Cubs announcer Bob Brenly, who in October accepted a similar job with [...]
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Deshaies joins Cubs' broadcast team

The Chicago Cubs found a replacement for color analyst Bob Brenly on their television broadcasts, hiring former Houston Astros announcer Jim Deshaies. Deshaies will work alongside Len Kasper for games on WGN-TV, Comcast SportsNet and WCIU-TV. "After spending the last 16 seasons with the Houston Astros, it will be a very tough organization and fan base to leave," Deshaies...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

The Cubs announcing search is coming into focus

The Chicago Cubs are still looking for a replacement for color commentator Bob Brenly, who left the club last month to take the same job with the Diamondbacks. However, things are coming into focus for the club, and there are reportedly five finalists to replace Brenly: Dan Plesac, Rick Sutcliffe, Eric Karros, Todd Hollandsworth, and Gary Matthews. Plesac and Sutcliffe are the...
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November 11, 2012  |  1 Comment

Brenly, Berthiaume join D-backs' broadcast team

Bob Brenly will return to the site of his greatest baseball accomplishment when he joins the Arizona Diamondbacks' broadcast team next season. Brenly, 58, was the Diamondbacks' manager in 2001 when the franchise won its only World Series championship. He will be the team's television analyst next year, working alongside Steve Berthiaume, who is leaving ESPN's "...
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October 18, 2012  |  1 Comment

Brenly leaves Cubs broadcasting booth

Chicago Cubs broadcaster Bob Brenly says he won't return to the team next season. WGN-TV and Brenly released a joint statement Wednesday announcing his departure from the Cubs. Brenly says he's looking for another baseball broadcasting position. Brenly leaves the team after eight years and a 101-game losing season. Brenly first worked for WGN radio in 1990, spending time...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs ballgirl apparently gives out her number during game (Video)

<img class="alignright wp-image-134364" style="margin: 4px;" title="cubs-ballgirl-number" align-"right" src="" alt="" width="160" height="161" />What we’re looking at here appears to be (and Cubs TV analyst Bob Brenly...
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May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Bob Brenly: You Were a Good Hitter

“Without a mustache, a man must make a name for himself with a bat.” –Ghandi Since time forever, Chicago Cubs broadcaster Bob Brenly has joked good-humor’dly about how terrible a hitter he was. For years, I had just taken him at his word, assumed that Bob Brenly was the worst worst hitter ever — a hitter whose home runs came on windy days, whose singles bounced ten times...
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April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

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