New South Bend Cubs commentator to join Cubs family
SOUTH BEND, In. -- There are now less than 100 hours until Michiana gets to see the new South Bend Cubs team dig in their cleats at Four Winds Field.
One of the big changes this season will be inside the radio booth.
While fans will still hear Darin Pritchett's voice this season, they'll also here another, different voice in their ear.
"It's awesome. I'm from the South Chicago suburbs, so I grew up a Cubs fan and I've been a Cubs fan my entire life," says Brendan King.
King is a Cubs fan who will now be the number two commentator, bringing play-by-play action from the field.
"Being the number two broadcaster, I'll be here for all of the home games, but I'll also be out on some road games," he explains. "It's a chance to get better. A chance to keep improving. But my dream is to announce for the Cubs at Wrigley Field."
It's a field of dreams that King is just now beginning to play on.
With just four days to go until opening day, he can't wait to start.
"Me being a Cubs fan and rooting for the Cubs, I'm really excited to watch those guys and see them develop," he says. "Because that's the future that's going to Wrigley Field. And I've heard about the fans here and how everyone really supports the team."
It's a team, a community, and a family.
And King says, there's just no other place he'd rather be.
"Theo Epstein's vision from the Chircago Cubs is now here in South Bend. I think what he's done over the last six years or so, not only building the World Series team with the Cubs in Chicago, but also building up the minor leagues," he explains.
Fans will start hearing King's voice as the Cubs kick off their season against the West Michigan Whitecaps on Thursday.