I’m tingling at the thought of being able to watch a century of futility whenever I please on the satellite dish. This is the possibility brought to us today by the CHICAGO TRIBUNE, whose corporate owners are spinning the possibility of a 24/7 TV network dedicated to the North Siders to potential buyers.
(Offseason programming: “The 100-Year-Old Virgin”)
Tribune is trying to ditch the Cubs, Wrigley Field, and its 25% stake in Comcast SportsNet. The possibility of the Cubs developing their own network a la YES, SNY, or NESN is a ways off (2019 at the earliest). Plus, there’s still a bit of a stumbling block even when 2019 rolls around.