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Gillispie to broadcast Cubs spring training games
Smokies broadcaster to announce 22 games this spring
01/24/2013 1:03 PM ET
Mick Gillispie (left) sits in with Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts at Smokies Park.
Mick Gillispie (left) sits in with Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts at Smokies Park. (Roger C. Hoover)

CHICAGO - For the third season in a row, most Chicago Cubs Spring Training games will be available to Cubs fans via television, radio or internet radio broadcast as the club today announced its 2013 Spring Training broadcast schedule.

In total, a Cubs game will be available every game day of the spring schedule via one or more broadcast mediums, and 36 of the 39 games are scheduled to be available to Cubs fans overall. United Airlines, the official airline of the Chicago Cubs, is once again proud to be the presenting sponsor of the internet radio broadcasts on Cubs.com.

Additionally, there are four more Spring Training games on the schedule when compared to the first announcement. The Cubs will play a game against a WBC opponent at HoHoKam Stadium on Friday, March 15. The Cubs will also play the Los Angeles Dodgers in Tucson on Thursday, March 21, a game that will benefit the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation. The Cubs close out their 2013 spring schedule with a pair of games in Houston March 29-30.

The schedule features six games televised by Cubs broadcast partners (four by WGN and two by Comcast SportsNet), nine on the WGN Cubs radio network and 25 via internet radio broadcast on www.cubs.com. Fans will be able to access the Cubs Webcasts on Cubs.com and MLB.com for free by registering for a log-in account with the website.

WGN Radio will broadcast Chicago's first game of the spring on Saturday, February 23 at the Angels. The first televised spring game, featuring the debut of new commentator Jim Deshaies, will be Saturday, March 16 when the Cubs host Kansas City on WGN. Comcast SportsNet's first game will be Monday, March 25 vs. San Francisco.

Cubs TV play-by-play announcer Len Kasper will again join Mick Gillispie, radio broadcaster for Chicago's Double-A Tennessee affiliate, for most of the cubs.com internet radio broadcasts presented by United Airlines. The first cubs.com game with Len and Mick will take place on Sunday, February 24 vs. San Francisco in Mesa.

All games start at 1:05 p.m. Arizona time unless otherwise noted.

DATE OPPONENT SITE BROADCAST
AVAILABILITY
Saturday, February 23 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tempe WGN Radio
Sunday, February 24 San Francisco Giants Mesa CUBS.COM
Monday, February 25 Los Angeles Dodgers Glendale CUBS.COM
Tuesday, February 26 Colorado Rockies Mesa CUBS.COM
Wednesday, February 27 Los Angeles Dodgers Mesa CUBS.COM
Thursday, February 28 Oakland Athletics Mesa CUBS.COM
Friday, March 1 Arizona Diamondbacks Mesa CUBS.COM
Saturday, March 2 San Francisco Giants Scottsdale WGN Radio
Sunday, March 3 Milwaukee Brewers (ss) Mesa CUBS.COM
  Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (ss) Tempe  
Monday, March 4 Cleveland Indians Mesa CUBS.COM
Tuesday, March 5 Colorado Rockies Scottsdale (1:10 p.m.) CUBS.COM
Wednesday, March 6 Texas Rangers Suprise CUBS.COM
Thursday, March 7 Chicago White Sox Mesa CUBS.COM
Friday, March 8 Cincinnati Reds Goodyear (7:05 p.m.) CUBS.COM
Saturday, March 9 Cleveland Indians Mesa WGN Radio
Sunday, March 10 San Diego Padres Mesa CUBS.COM
Monday, March 11 Arizona Diamondbacks Scottsdale (1:10 p.m.) CUBS.COM
Tuesday, March 12 OFF DAY    
Wednesday, March 13 Colorado Rockies Mesa CUBS.COM
Thursday, March 14 Los Angeles Dodgers Glendale CUBS.COM
Friday, March 15 Cubs vs. WBC Team (ss) Mesa  
  Chicago White Sox (ss) Glendale (1:05 p.m.) CUBS.COM
Saturday, March 16 Kansas City Royals (ss) Mesa WGN-TV
  Texas Rangers (ss) Las Vegas WGN
Sunday, March 17 Oakland Athletics (ss) Phoenix WGN-TV
  Texas Rangers (ss) Las Vegas WGN
Monday, March 18 San Diego Padres Peoria CUBS.COM
Tuesday, March 19 Texas Rangers Mesa CUBS.COM
Wednesday, March 20 OFF DAY    
Thursday, March 21 Seattle Mariners (ss) Peoria WGN Radio
  Los Angeles Dodgers (ss) Tucson  
Friday, March 22 Milwaukee Brewers Maryvale WGN-TV
Saturday, March 23 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Mesa WGN Radio
Sunday, March 24 Cleveland Indians Goodyear WGN Radio
Monday, March 25 San Francisco Giants Mesa CSN
Tuesday, March 26 Cincinnati Reds Mesa
(7:05 p.m.)
CUBS.COM
Wednesday, March 27 Kansas City Royals Surprise
(6:05 p.m.)
WGN Radio
Thursday, March 28 Seattle Mariners Mesa
(12:05 p.m.)
CSN
Friday, March 29 Houston Astros Houston
(7:05 pm CT)
CUBS.COM
Saturday, March 30 Houston Astros

Houston
(1:05 pm CT)

CUBS.COM

- CUBS -

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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