Ron Coomer Will Reportedly Join Pat Hughes in the Cubs Radio Booth

According to a report from Robert Feder, WGN Radio and the Cubs will announce on Friday they have hired Ron Coomer to replace Keith Moreland in the Cubs’ radio booth.

Ron Coomer agreed to a two-year contract to be the Cubs’ color analyst alongside the great Pat Hughes.

Ron Coomer has been working pre and post-game shows for the Minnesota Twins on Fox Sports North. Coomer played for the Cubs in 2001.

According to the Tribune, Todd Hollandsworth decided to take a full-time position on MLB Network Radio that will likely include appearances on MLB Network. Hollandsworth is expected to remain with Comcast SportsNet for Cubs pre and post-game reports.

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  • disappointed

    What a joke! Should have Holly but probably got other guy for cheap…what bull shit!

    • Tony_Hall

      What? Coomer was the finalist with Hollandsworth.

      Do you have any knowledge of Coomer, whether he is good or not?

      Coomer is from Crest Hill, IL and recently opened a baseball facility in Orland Park. He played for the Cubs in 2011 and has been the baseball analyst for the Twins broadcasts for their pre and post game show.

      I have no idea if Coomer will be good along side Pat Hughes, but to say this is a joke, is well a joke itself.

      What does cheap have to do with it? WGN Radio pays this positions, not the Cubs.

      • cubtex

        I bet that was sarcastic :)

  • coachdon

    Will they break out the old “Pat and Ron Show” schtick again? I have no idea if Coomer is any good or not but I’m glad they brought in some new blood.

  • jtrain23

    I always liked the way he played, so hopefully that translates to the booth. He was always a gritty guy who played the right way and made the best of his abilities. He’s from the area and played for the Cubs in 2001.

    I’m intrigued by the choice and excited to hear him call games with Pat. I think we all knew what we’d get from Hollandsworth, but what Coomer will bring to the table is a wild card, and I like that. We need some new insight for this team.

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