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Judd Sirott adds Chicago Cubs duties on WGN-AM

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Judd Sirott, nephew of veteran local broadcaster Bob Sirott, has been named host of Cubs Central Pregame, heard before every Chicago Cubs broadcast on WGN-AM (720). Sirott will assist Pat Hughes and Ron Santo in the Cubs radio booth, handling one inning of play-by-play each game and updating the Major League Baseball scoreboard. He also will contribute to Cubs Postgame, including Cubs Plus, the expanded postgame show heard after most games.

Sirott has been the host of Chicago Blackhawks Pregame, Postgame and intermission reports on WGN, a role in which he will continue in addition to his new Cubs duties. Prior to joining WGN, Judd Sirott called National Hockey League games nationally for HDNet for the two years. Previously, Sirott, 39, was the voice of the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves from the team's inception in 1994 to 2006.

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Pat and Ron were just talking about a "Baltimore chop." Neither seemed to really know what it was. A Baltimore chop is a hit ball that bounces right in front of home plate and bounces so high, that when it comes down there is no play, resulting in an infield hit. The play, and its name, dates to the old Baltimore Orioles of the early 1900s. The Orioles were managed by John McGraw, who devised the play.

(I'm in Gainesville, FL listening to the broadcast via the internet.)

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