Marquee Launching Whiparound Cubs Minor League Show Tonight

For those of you who are into the Cubs minor leagues right now, and/or for those of you who wanted a dedicated Cubs network that could show things you wouldn’t see elsewhere, Marquee is launching a show that is extremely up your (my!) alley.

Welcome to pure prospect goodness: tonight at 7pm CT, Marquee is launching a whiparound show focused on the Cubs’ minor leagues, with all four games going on.

From the release:

Marquee Sports Network is set to air a first-of-its-kind minor league baseball whiparound show, showcasing multiple live Cubs minor league broadcasts simultaneously. Airing this Friday, August 12 at 7 PM CT, Road to Wrigley presented by Prevagen will feature live in-game look-ins from the Cubs minor league system, including concurrent split-screen feeds, plus highlights, analysis and breakdowns.

Hosted by Elise Menaker, Lance Brozdowski and Jim Callis, the trio will take fans inside the Cubs minor league system, breaking down the key at-bats and pivotal pitch sequences from all the top prospects, and providing game analysis as the action unfolds.

On Friday’s broadcast, Road to Wrigley will provide coverage of all four full-season affiliates, including: Triple-A Iowa (vs. Louisville), Double-A Tennessee (vs. Mississippi), Single-A South Bend (at Wisconsin) and Single-A Myrtle Beach (vs. Columbia).

So you’ll get live look-ins at the action, and I’ve been told there will be an effort to be a little more “prospect”-focused, rather than just game-focused. Not that the games aren’t fun, too, but I think if you’re tuning in for a whiparound like this, you’ll want to get your eyes on as many top Cubs prospects as possible.

I can’t wait to watch. Hopefully it goes well, though they’ll have a little runway to iron out any kinks – the next one will be on August 25 (they have to find an evening when the four affiliates are all playing but the big league team is not).

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Brett Taylor is the Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and on LinkedIn here. Brett is also the founder of Bleacher Nation, which opened up shop in 2008 as an independent blog about the Chicago Cubs. Later growing to incorporate coverage of other Chicago sports, Bleacher Nation is now one of the largest regional sports blogs on the web.

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