On Saturday, WGN Radio selected Judd Sirott to replace Cory Provus as the third man in the Cubs booth along with Ron Santo and Pat Hughes. Sirott has been handling pre-game, post-game, and between-period duties on WGN's Blackhawks broadcasts this season. Previously, he was play-by-play man for the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.

Sirott auditioned for the job earlier this spring down in Mesa. He received this review from his new boothmate Santo:

"[Sirott] was here for two games...The two innings he did, he was a little nervous at first, but then settled in."

Given what I've heard of Sirott's hockey work and the limited role he will have during the Cubs broadcasts—one inning of play-by-play plus the occasional score updates—I'm sure he will be fine.

But how awful must his audition have been for Ron Santo to say he sounded nervous?!


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