The group talks about the changing dynamics of the game, how to make it more compelling in the future, and the legacy that baseball has beyond the field.
Open Concessions with Len & JD presented by Toyota
"Open Concessions with Len and JD" presented by Toyota is a new podcast from the Chicago Cubs. Each week, Cubs play-by-play announcer Len Kasper and color commentator Jim Deshaies interview newsmakers, celeb fans of the ballclub, ballplayers and more.
About the Hosts
Len joined the Cubs broadcast team in 2005. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Kasper graduated summa cum laude from Marquette University in 1993 with a degree in public relations. Len and his wife, Pam, have one son, Leo.
JD joined the Cubs broadcast booth as the TV analyst in 2013. He played on the Astros’ 1986 National League West Division championship team, setting a club rookie record with 12 wins. Jim and his wife, Lori, have three daughters: Libby, Molly and Kelly.
NBC Sports Premier League commentator Arlo White shares his unlikely story of becoming a Cubs fan, comparisons between return to play for MLB and the EPL, and his favorite moments at Wrigley Field.
On the inaugural episode of "Open Concessions with Len & JD," the Cubs duo interviews lefty legend big Jon Lester. In a spanning conversation, they discuss Lester's childhood, professional career, battle with cancer, free agency experience, Hall-of-Fame prospects and more.