Cubs and WGN Throw Old School Party in B&W

As part of the Tribune Company’s ongoing series on The CW, “Corporate Entities That Love Too Much”, the Chicago Cubs are throwing WGN a party today in the form of a throwback day, to celebrate the local TV station being in bed with the Cubs since 1948. (The Tribune Co. decided to save on broadcasting fees by purchasing the team in 1981. Unfortunately, they also hired Dallas Green that same year.)

Chicago Cubs throwback day on ESPN

As a public service to those with real jobs, real lives, or those with really old sets that don’t understand all the fuss about black-and-white television, we now bring you a photo essay of the throwback game taken from the second inning of the telecast. (This special level of production values was used for the first two innings of the game.) Read more…