WGN announced yesterday that Bob Brenly will not be back with the Cubs as TV color commentator next year. Speculation is that he’ll be heading back to Arizona. But Bob’s gonna miss Chicago, y’all.
Said Brenly: “For the last eight years, I’ve had the unmitigated joy of going to Wrigley to work with one of the best play by play men in the game. I had as much fun as you could have in the last eight years. I have nothing negative to say. It was great.”
Apparently his joy became mitigated this season. Len Kasper will miss Bob.
‘‘I just know I’m going to miss the hell out of him,’’ said Kasper, who learned of the departure Wednesday and said he hasn’t heard yet of any possible replacements.
‘‘I’ve been very aware of how lucky I’ve been to work with the guy I would consider the best at his job in the entire industry. I was hopeful we would work together for a couple decades, but that’s just not how this business works. Unfortunately, everything’s fleeting, even the good stuff. It’s still sinking in, I guess.’’
If I were Len Kasper, I’d be worried they’ll pick some bozo. Hopefully he’ll get some say in the hiring process.