From the Message Board: How to Follow the Cubs' Minor Leagues and Listen Live

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From the Message Board: How to Follow the Cubs’ Minor Leagues and Listen Live

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[Brett: In addition to Luke’s excellent Minor League Daily, you can also follow the Chicago Cubs’ Minor League teams online in a variety of ways. BN’er TWC put together a helpful how-to on the Message Board, and I thought it would sharing here. From TWC:]

If you’re interested in following the Cubs’ Minor League affiliates’ games, I’ve compiled a bit of a how-to list below. While Luke’s Minor League Roundup is great, nothing beats listening/watching live. I’ve tried to include all of the iPhone apps as well. Sorry Android users – you’re dead to me.

The MiLB app blows. It’s $5 to watch the Gameday/pitch-by-pitch info that you get for free on the web, there’s no audio, and it covers only the AAA teams. I don’t get it. It doesn’t integrate with an account, either. Plus, it was free last year. Lame.

Speaking of, that’s one obvious way to follow the Cubs’ Minor League teams (primarily Iowa, Tennessee, and Boise). Other ways:

AAA – Iowa Cubs

  • iPhone app (link will likely open in iTunes). Kinda cheap looking app, makes me think of an old 8-bit NES game, frankly, but there is a live pitch-by-pitch Gameday stream. No radio stream.
  • Web radio stream.
  • iPhone/iPad radio stream. Only active during games.

AA – Tennessee Smokies

  • iPhone app. Again, cheap app, with not nearly as much info as the IA-Cubs app. No Gameday, but there’s a link to the live game box score on, but this appears to be broken at the moment. However (and this is rad), there is a direct link to the radio stream. Nevertheless, if you want the web-based radio stream only …
  • Radio stream. Boom, there it is. Only active during games.

A+ – Daytona Cubs

A – Peoria Chiefs

A– – Boise Hawks

Now go get your prospectin’ on!

[This reminds me: are you participating on the Message Board? You should be. There’s great content like this there every day. And, of course, additional ridiculousness. I mean that in a good way.]

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