Alright, Cubs fans. Len Kasper and Bob Brenly have been with WGN-TV and Comcast SportsNet since 2005. After three years you know them as well as you ever will, so are they better than Chip Caray and Steve Stone?
I can't decide for myself, but here is a summary of what I think.
I could hardly tolerate Brenly when he and Kasper originally manned the booth. He mentioned his World Series Champion Arizona Diamondbacks entirely too much. I mean, come on Brenly, aren't you aware of the lengthy World Series drought of Chicago's beloved Cubs?
These days, I absolutely love the on-field baseball knowledge Brenly brings to the booth. On the same note, I always enjoyed Stone's breakdowns and analysis. It was more in the baseball operations vein, and I remember speaking to Cubs fans that convinced me there was an underground movement brewing to elect Steve Stone the team's General Manager.
Kasper brings some youth to the booth and he's shockingly hip. For some reason, I'm always surprised when he drops baseball knowledge. I guess he just doesn't look like the part. To be honest, Caray, though a legacy and a fine broadcaster, never quite did it for me. I didn't mind seeing him go.
I realize there could be pages and pages written on the sticky departure of Caray and Stone, but I'll leave that to someone else. I also understand there are many more tandems to man the mic other than these two, including Ron Santo and, the amazingly tolerant, Pat Hughes.
I'll leave these topics to the comments.
I'm just curious, which pair do Cubs fans prefer?