Chicago Cubs: The definitive guide to the 2020-21 offseason

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Chicago Cubs, Len Kasper, Jim Deshaies
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Improve Marquee Network

See the photo above?

Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies look just fine in clean-cut Cubs and Marquee polo shirts.


Seriously, poor Len and JD don’t need to wear a shirt and tie to their day job in the middle of a humid Chicago summer. In case you forgot, they’re commentating a baseball game. Not a funeral (despite what jokes White Sox fans may throw out there).

We’ll give Marquee Network the benefit of the doubt. It was their first season of production, and everything was challenging this year given the pandemic and constant uncertainty around the game and well, entire world.

And thankfully, they were able to strike a deal with Comcast so that almost all of Chicagoland was able to watch the team (though they gave us quite the scare up until Opening Day).

But there’s a lot of kinks that need worked out.

For starters, we don’t need to continue to give Mark Grace a platform to make misogynistic remarks about his wife.

We could also do without Ryan Dempster making cracks about the increase in the cost of maple syrup in Canada, though we still love Dempster and his personality.

It’s more important than ever that the Cubs and MLB make the game of baseball fun and something that casual fans want to tune into. That means doing more than just having a couple of guys in a suit talk about the game (even though they’re two of the best in the game).

Hopefully, the Cubs front office takes some time to improve Marquee and make it for the fans.

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Look on the bright side, Cubs fans. There are a lot of things to look forward to in the coming months. And hopefully we will all be back together in Wrigley Field come Opening Day 2021.

Until then, stay safe and stay healthy.