Who should replace Len Kasper in the Cubs TV booth?

After we were all greeted late Thursday or early Friday with the shocking news that Len Kasper was leaving the Cubs TV booth for the White Sox radio play-by-play position, the first name that was mentioned as Len’s successor was longtime ESPN and Fox announcer Chris Myers. Myers had been named last winter by Marquee Sports Network as a fill-in for Len when he did some Fox-TV national work, or just took a day off here and there. Due to the pandemic-shortened season, that didn’t happen; Kasper worked all 60 regular-season games on Marquee.

Reports that Myers was going to be named Kasper’s successor were greeted with a resounding “No way!” from most Cubs fans. Later Friday, the Cubs released a statement in which Marquee general manager Mike McCarthy said:

“Len has been a fantastic play-by-play man for several years here with the Chicago Cubs, and we wish him nothing but the best in this new endeavor. Len is chasing a dream which he and I have discussed many times. We made a significant effort to retain Len, but he was resolute that moving to the White Sox radio position was his desire. We honor that and now begin the process of filling what is one of the premiere jobs in sports – play-by-play for the Chicago Cubs. We have already received interest from several prominent candidates who look at the job as anybody would – as a once in…

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