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TV listings for Chicago Cubs fans

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DianaMo, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    Sherman...
    Jackie Robinson's 42, which has been retired by every team.

    (Liked the "life, the universe, and everything" hint, but I didn't need it. :D )
     
  2. DianaMo

    DianaMo Cubs fan

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    Great answer!

    Now for next part - how many Cub players can you name that wore #42 before the number was retired?
     
  3. DianaMo

    DianaMo Cubs fan

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    Making a pitch for Sox
    Who better to break down the Cubs-Sox series than 2 broadcasters who played on both sides of town?

    By Dave van Dyck
    Special to the Tribune
    Published May 16, 2005

    For an early analysis of the White Sox-Cubs weekend series at Wrigley Field, who better to consult than two guys who have not only played for both teams but still closely follow the teams.

    Steve Stone pitched for both teams and broadcast Cub games before joining WSCR-AM 670 and ESPN this year. Darrin Jackson was an outfielder for both teams and is now a broadcaster for White Sox telecasts.

    They compared the North and South Sides for Chicago's biggest baseball event of the year, barring a rare postseason appearance by one of the teams, in several categories.

    Click here to read the article:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-0505160208may16,1,3127341.story
     
  4. DianaMo

    DianaMo Cubs fan

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    Now I understand why I've been getting weird Tivo search results regarding the start of the Cubs/Sox coverage on Friday.

    Are you ready for some BP?
    May 15, 2005

    Comcast plans to come on the air at 11 a.m. Friday with batting practice. There will be no broadcasters to give blow-by-blow descriptions, just cameras to show the fans how batting practice is going for both clubs. Besides the normal cameras used during games, there will be a hand-held camera at the batting cage to bring fans closer to the action.

    Read entire article at:

    www.suntimes.com/output/cubs/cst-spt-csep15.html
     
  5. DianaMo

    DianaMo Cubs fan

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    The '77 Cubs was one of the first that I really followed, so I remember more about that team than from other years.

    This article mentioned one of my favorite games. I do with they'd air this one on ESPN Classics.

    "On July 28 at Wrigley, the Cubs beat Cincinnati 16-15 in 13 innings in one of the city's great slugfests."

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    Highs—then lows—of '77 season
    For a few months that year with the Cubs and Sox in first place, fans were wild with the prospect of a World Series showdown

    By Paul Sullivan
    Tribune staff reporter
    May 16, 2005, 9:05 PM CDT

    http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cs-050516cubssox,1,2446864.story
     
  6. DianaMo

    DianaMo Cubs fan

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    This week is an odd one for Cubs related tv.

    Monday and Thursdays are off days for the Cubbies. Imagine, 2 days off in the same week. Hope they make good use of them, it'll be awhile til the next one.

    Tuesday's game airs on WCIU, so we non-Chicagoans can forget about watching this one. I wonder why they don't air these on Comcast Sports Chicago Plus or other way of distributing it just to those outside of the WCIU broadcasting area.

    FWIW, this game will air on Fox Sports Pittsburgh starting at 6pm Central time.

    MLB Baseball "Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates" Wed 5/18 11:30 AM CSNCH

    Coverage of the Cubs / White Sox series.
    Get your Tivo and vcr ready. You'll need both to catch everything available.

    Cross-Town Showdown Live
    (batting practice, etc.)
    Fri 5/20 11:00 AM CSNCH
    http://chicago.comcastsportsnet.com/tv-listings.asp?date=&listdate=5/20/2005

    Showdown in the City Ken Harrison and Darrin Jackson join Dan Roan and Rich King to preview the crosstown series at Wrigley Field. Fri 5/20 12:30 PM 9 WGNSAT

    MLB Baseball "Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs" Fri 5/20 1:00 PM 9 WGNSAT

    MLB Baseball "Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs" Fri 5/20 1:00 PM CSNCH

    RERUN: MLB Baseball "Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs" Sat 5/21 1:30 AM CSNCH

    MLB Baseball "Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs"
    Sat 5/21 12:00 PM WFLD
    (If you have HDTV, check the Fox HD channel for this game.)

    MLB Baseball "Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs" Sun 5/22 1:00 PM 9 WGNSAT

    MLB Baseball "Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs" Sun 5/22 1:00 PM CSNCH

    Maximum MLB "Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs"
    Sat 5/28 9:00 AM and 1:00pm SPIKETV

    Maximum MLB "New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs"
    Sat 5/21 9:00 AM and 1:00pm SPIKETV

    Baseball "2001 Home Run Derby" Tue 5/24 1:00 PM ESPN

    Baseball "2002 Home Run Derby" From Miller Park in Milwaukee. Tue 5/17 1:00 PM ESPN

    This Week In Baseball (airs before the Fox national game of the week)
    http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/video/twib/index.jsp

    Handyma'am With Beverly DeJulio "Lawn Tips From Wrigley Field" Lawn care; ivy; lawn-mower maintenance; birdbath. Thu 5/26 5:30 PM PBSYOU

    The Once and Future City "Chicago" The history, popular culture, architecture and social development of Chicago. Wed 5/25 12:00 AM Sat 5/28 2:00 PM Travel Channel

    Source: Tivo listings (many searches)
    Thanks Tivo!

    Hope this is helpful. Let me know which listings you chose to watch.

    Diana
     
  7. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    I didn't realize you were out of the area...I'd be all over the DirecTv package or MLB.TV if I were.
     
  8. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    Sherman...
    DirecTV's version of the Extra Innings package only includes games airing on channels that DirecTV can distribute on a national basis, so if the Cubs are on WCIU and the other team is being shown on their local over-the-air broadcast affiliate or a channel DirecTV doesn't carry (i.e., the Phillies on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia), the game won't be available in DirecTV's Extra Innings.
     
  9. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    Bummer.
     
  10. DianaMo

    DianaMo Cubs fan

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    Lately I've been reading "The Harry Caray's Restaurant Cookbook" and the new "Cubs Nation" book which has given me ideas for new trivia questions.

    Here's one I wasn't aware of before...


    What is Chip Caray's real name?
     
  11. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    Isn't it Harry?
     
  12. DianaMo

    DianaMo Cubs fan

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    Yep. I guess he's just a chip off the...

    Hey, I've got a new question for everyone here.

    If you were the "powers that be" for the Cubs, what changes, rules, etc. would you make?

    Eddie Vedder was asked this in that Cubs Nation book and liked the idea of marriage counseling for the players. The idea being that they would play better if they had their personal life together.
     
  13. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    I would abolish the "guest conductor" for the 7th inning stretch. It's an abomination. You get a horrible version of Take Me Out to the Ball Game, often from some idiot who knows nothing about baseball or the Cubs, (i.e., Jeff Gordon was so happy to be at "Wrigley Stadium") and at the very least you have to suffer through a half inning of some interview usually with someone just sitting there plugging some show/appearence/whatever which they do INSTEAD of calling the game! I hate it!
     
  14. DianaMo

    DianaMo Cubs fan

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    Now I differ with you on that issue.

    I actually like the guest conductor feature at Wrigley. Granted, the race car driver was pretty sad - you know they usually give the singers the LYRICS just in case they forget them. Since there was such a time delay between when the song ended and when Jeff's singing ended, I wonder if there was a problem with the monitors.

    There is a delay between when the organ music is played and when it is heard by the crowd. If Jeff Gordan was singing along to the time delayed music outside that may have been plenty to really mess up anyone's performance.

    Just a thought.

    I would like to see more former Cubs as the guest conductor and others who have a Wrigley connection.
     
  15. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    The only concession I would make is if it is directly related to the game, and the guest can offer game insight. The guest should take a back seat to the game, not vice versa. That's a huge pet peeve of mine. It's intrusive marketing.
     
  16. DianaMo

    DianaMo Cubs fan

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    Intrusive marketing, I like that phrase. It describes my view of advertising on the Wrigley Field grounds. I want to see a game and not have unrelated messages interferring with my attention to the game.

    I do however, want the player's names back on their jerseys. Players are people too, not just a number. I watch a part of almost every Cubs televised game that I have access to, but I still don't know the jersey numbers of my favorite players.
     
  17. DianaMo

    DianaMo Cubs fan

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    Today's Tribune has some interesting articles...

    Former Cubs pitcher Matt Clement is currently on schedule to face his ex-teammates during the three-game with Boston on June 10-12 at Wrigley.
    (Matt was one of my 4 fav Cubs last year)

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-0505270163may27.story

    Todd Wellemeyer was seen in the clubhouse before Thursday's game, pleading with a representative of the Cubs marketing department to stop playing Van Halen's "Jump" before the opening pitch of every game.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-050527cubsjump,1,424543.story

    I was thinking they they should lose the "Jump" song anyway. However, I disagree with the idea of using something more current. I'd prefer an old classic like Hey hey, holy mackerel or something like that.

    You know what would be kewl? "Oh Happy Day" at the beginning of day games at Wrigley, played on the Lowry organ. I love that song.

    Of course, I also want to see the Cubs wear their uniforms right, like Mark Prior and Jeromy Bernitz.

    Cubs point finger--at Wrigley

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-0505270161may27,1,1235983.story

    Here is the Sun Time's Cubs page:
    http://www.suntimes.com/index/cubs.html

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  18. DianaMo

    DianaMo Cubs fan

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    Please, take me away from the outrage
    By Mike Nadel Copley News Service
    http://www.bcrnews.com/articles/2005/05/27/sports/sports5.txt

    Sample:

    Renditions by actors, musicians, athletes and other public figures have become part of Cubbieland's fabric. Some are surprisingly good. Some are predictably bad. Some --hello, Coach Ditka! -- are so bad they're good.

    The worst versions are laughed at and talked about for days. Clips of Gordon saying he was happy to be at "Wrigley Stadium" and then skipping entire lines of the song were shown on CNN, ESPN and the major networks. You can't buy that kind of publicity.

    I poked fun at Gordon in my column the next day. Minutes after Gordon had finished "singing," loyal reader Bill Kauzlarich of Farmington sent me an e-mail saying: "Hey, Jeff, good luck at the Daytona 450 next year!" That's precious.


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  19. DianaMo

    DianaMo Cubs fan

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    Regarding yesterday's game. Saw Todd Walker at bat. The book "Cubs Nation" described him as someone who comes in at 9am clean shaved and at 9:30am has a 5 o'clock shadow.

    Now remember, I don't have access to a HD signal here, but it seemed like his forearms looked rather smooth - like a body builder's.

    Then I watched the batters after him and their forearms seemed to have a similar appearance. Perhaps they're more aerodynamic this way???

    The announcer's forearms didn't have that same appearance. :confused:

    Then I watched the high 5 party after the game ended. (Cubs win) :)

    {This is the best part of the game. You should hear me scream when WGN/Comcast edits this out of a game}

    Wow, from what I could tell all those guys had shiny forearms. I'm sure that isn't the case, but it did look like it.

    Back in the 70's, we had the "grubby Cubbies" who didn't shave. (Except for Bobby Murcer, who said he couldn't grow a beard". Could it be that this year we have the "shiny Cubbies"? :eek: :confused:

    Tonight's game is scheduled to air on ESPN in both NTSC and HD. Tune in and let me know if my observations are correct. I'm sure the game will be blacked out where I live. The powers that be seem to believe that cable subscribers here should not have access to Cubs games in High definition...even thought they are paying for those channels.

    MLB Baseball "Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers" Mon 5/30 7:00 PM ESPNHD + ESPN

    Cubs in HD ?
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=239953
     
  20. DianaMo

    DianaMo Cubs fan

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    More tv listings for Cubs fans...

    Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers" Mon 5/30 7:00 PM ESPNHD, ESPN, Comcast/CSNCH

    Reairs Tue 5/31 1:00 AM CSNCH Tue 5/31 2:30 PM CSNCH

    "Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers" Tue 5/31 9:00 PM 9 WGNSAT

    "Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers" Wed 6/1 9:00 PM CSNCH
    Wed 6/1 9:00 PM ESPN2
    Rairs Thu 6/2 2:00 AM on both ESPN 2 and Comcast

    "Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres" Thu 6/2 9:00 PM 9 WGNSAT and ESPN and ESPN HD

    "Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres" Fri 6/3 9:00 PM CSNCH
    re-airs Sat 6/4 1:30 AM

    "Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres" Sat 6/4 9:00 PM 9 WGNSAT

    "Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres" Sun 6/5 3:00 PM CSNCH
    re-airs Mon 6/6 2:30 PM

    "Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago Cubs" Mon 6/6 7:00 PM 9 WGNSAT

    "Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago Cubs" Tue 6/7 7:00 PM 64 CSNCH
    reairs Wed 6/8 2:00 AM CSNCH

    "Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago Cubs" Wed 6/8 1:00 PM 9 WGNSAT ,
    ESPNHD and ESPN

    This doesn't make sense, but this is also listed for that day:

    "Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago Cubs" Wed 6/8 2:30 PM CSNCH

    Cubs Special Fri 6/10 12:30 PM 9 WGNSAT

    "Boston Red Sox at Chicago Cubs" Fri 6/10 1:00 PM 9 WGNSAT

    Related programs for the Sosa / Clement fans:

    "2000 Home Run Derby" From Turner Field in Atlanta. Tue 5/31 1:00 PM ESPN

    "1999 Home Run Derby" Taped 7/12/99 in Boston. Tue 6/7 1:00 PM ESPN

    "Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox" Tue 5/31 6:00 PM ESPN
    reairs Wed 6/1 2:00 AM

    More programs;

    The Tim McCarver Show "Donald Fehr" Executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, Donald Fehr. Check local listings

    When It Was a Game II Additional home movies provide a glimpse at baseball from the late 1930s into the early '50s. Mon 6/6 10:30 AM HBO

    Source: Tivo listings. Thanks Tivo!
     

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