XRT Morning Show – Lin Brehmer & Mary Dixon

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Len & Lin: The Kyle Hendricks Experience [Listen]

Well, these young Cubs are playing some good ball lately. Kyle Hendricks threw a five-hit complete game shutout yesterday and...

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Len & Lin: Almost Time for Hot Stove Cool Music [Listen]

The Cubs were all set up to go undefeated the rest of the season until A.J. Burnett decided to put the kibosh on those plans. He’s having quite a year thusfar. You know who else is having quite a good year? Cubs President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein. He’s a part of Hot Stove Cool Music, which benefits his Foundation To Be Named Later. Tickets go on sale this Friday at http://www.metrochicago.com & http://www.ftbnl.org. The past few years’ shows have been excellent, with many surprise guests (such as Cheap Trick last year) popping by to perform. This year’s known performers will be Matt Spiegel of sister station WSCR’s midday show and XRT Opening Day house band Tributosaurus, Jimmy Chamberlain (former Smashing Pumpkins drummer who also performed at this year’s Opening Night broadcast), Len Kasper, Jason Narducy and members of Wilco and Blake Babies. Oh, and Lin will be there, too. Why, you ask? Because he’s EVERYWHERE!

MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 09: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates after hitting his MLB home run during the third inning scoring three runs against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on May 09, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Len & Lin: Bryant Goes Yard for First Time [Listen]

It was an ugly series in Milwaukee that capped off an ugly road trip in which the Cubs went 2-5. On the plus side, Kris Bryant hit his first dinger and the Cubs got a scoreless relief inning from a position player as they were blown out at Miller Park.

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Len & Lin: Birds of a Feather [Listen]

Cubs TV play-by-play man Len Kasper welcomes Lin back from his vacation as the Cubs fall 3 out of 4 games to the St. Louis Cardinals. You gotta grudgingly respect the Cards; their ace is out for the season, they lose Pujols a few years ago and have their Hall of Fame manager retire, and yet they still win. All the time. Annoyingly. But they’re a really good team with sound fundamentals. The Cubs are in second place behind them, so this rivalry is going to heat up immensely. The road to Cubs glory goes through St. Louis.

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Len & Lin: Lee About to be A Retiree; Will Ventura Still be Managin’? [Listen]

On Frank E. Lee’s final day in the lineup for Lin Brehmer, he and Len Kasper discussed the upcoming Cubs series against the Cardinals, Robbie Gould & Jeff Garlin in the Wrigley broadcast booth, the past weekend’s series against the Brewers and the managerial move Milwaukee made. Len also discussed how the White Sox’ inauspicious start bodes for Robin Ventura’s managerial position on the South Side.

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Len & Lin: Len & Lee Discuss Replacements and Displaced Crowds [Listen]

Frank E. Lee was in the lineup again today for a vacationing Lin Brehmer on the Friday edition of Len & Lin. As you may likely remember from the XRT Opening Night broadcast, Len Kasper is a big Replacements fan. As such, he had to wait a few years to attend last night’s ‘Mats show at the Riviera. Frank has a little bit of history with the Replacements as well. The White Sox also experienced a bit of history earlier in the week:

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Len & Lin: Len & Lee Talk Double-Headers and Basebrawl [Listen]

Frank E. Lee is in the lineup today for a vacationing Lin Brehmer as today’s Len & Lin focused on twin bills of baseball both past and future. Over the weekend, MLB handed out the […]

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Len & Lin Becomes Len & Lee as Frank E. Lee Pitches in Relief [Listen]

Lin’s on vacation, so the soon-to-be retiring Frank E. Lee is filling in on today’s installment of Len & Lin. They talk about the Pirates series, what other players await in the Cubs’ sustainable farm […]