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|Excerpt From: O'Brien needs ESPN, Mets OK|
By: Ed Sherman, Chicago Tribune, Nov. 15, 2003
All that stands between Dave O'Brien and the job as television voice of the Cubs is approval from ESPN and the Mets.
O'Brien has agreed to contract terms that will enable him to join analyst Bob Brenly in the television booth for 2005, according to sources. He declined to discuss his situation Monday because it has yet to be completely resolved.
Updates to follow, just as soon as I get out of class.
UPDATE: 6:47 in the P.M.
So much for an update after class, I got busy doing other things and didn't really get a chance to further develop my ideas. That said, I am thrilled to see that Dave O'Brien will be getting the Cubs broadcasting job. I think the Cubs made a royal mistake in allowing the Chip Caray and Steve Stone situation to get out of hand as they did. However, as Mayor Daley and his teams of structual engineers can attest, the Cubs are pretty good at doing patch jobs.
With Bob Brenly doing color and Dave O'Brien calling the games, I think the Cubs have a premier team working their local games, and I'm hoping that the Tribune company is considering putting more of their games on WGN. (Yeah, I know its unlikely because of the Comcast deal, but I can be hopeful.) Anyhow, both broadcasters will need to earn the respect of fans, but I think they will, and I'm hoping this booth stays together for years to come.
Finally, in site news, please pardon the dust. TheCubdom will be going through some fairly substantive changes in the near future. I am in the process of upgrading from blogger (which is down way too often for my tastes) to movable type. This will improve the comment handling on my site, and hopefully help me work out some of the archive problems I am having. This upgrade may take some time, and so if I am not regularly posting for the next two weeks, know this: I am working behind the scenes here... and probably at home for Turkey.
Also, I will be making a big announcement in the next few weeks with regards to the "Goat Riders of the Apocalypse."
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