On Thursday, the Chicago Cubs and WGN found a replacement in the booth for Keith Moreland in the Cubs radio booth.
The 47-year old Coomer spent 9 years as a player in Major League Baseball from 1995 to 2003. Coomer is also a former Cub as he played first base and third base for the Cubs during the 2001 season. The former Cubs infielder finished his career hitting .274/.313/.421 to go along with 92 home runs.
Coomer along with Todd Hollandsworth were the finalists for the position. For much of this past week, it had appeared that Hollandsworth would be the one joining Pat Hughes in the Cubs radio booth. Hollandsworth accepted a full-time position with MLB Radio Network this week and that is when Coomer became the favorite for the position. Hollandsworth is expected to continue his work as the Cubs studio analyst for Comcast Sportsnet Chicago.
Coomer will likely come into a more comfortable situation than Moreland did. It is often said that one does not want to be the individual replacing a legend; rather one wants to be the person replacing the individual that replaced a legend.