The Cubs released the 2011 regular season broadcast schedule on Thursday. Opening Day against the Pirates on April 1 will be televised on WGN. Of the 162 games, as many as 64 games will be on televised on WGN, 80 on Comcast SportsNet, eight on WCIU and as many as nine on FOX as a part of the game of the week. The May 22 game against the Red Sox in Boston will be on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. Four of the games on WGN’s schedule could end up on FOX or ESPN (June 12 at Philadelphia – ESPN, June 19 versus the Yankees – ESPN, August 21 versus the Cardinals – ESPN and September 17 versus the Astros – FOX)
Three straight Saturday games in May will be part of FOX’s Game of the Week, including a Saturday night game at Wrigley against the San Francisco Giants … first pitch scheduled for 6:10pm Central. Three games in June are also slated to be part of FOX’s Game of the Week package.
WGN will also televise six Spring Training games and Comcast SportsNet will broadcast two of the Cubs other 34 exhibition games.