If there’s one thing that can put a smile on a Chicago Cubs fan’s face this holiday season, it’s reliving the team’s historic 2016 campaign which ended with the franchise winning their first championship in 108 years. And to put everyone in a great mood this holiday season, 670 The Score is reliving the Cubs magical run with a special “12 Days of Cubsmas”.
The radio station will air the 12 best Cubs games of the season starting December 14th and continuing through Christmas day. PD Mitch Rosen says the credit for the idea goes to producer Chris Tannehill, who along with Brendan McCaffrey, Mark Grote, and Russ Mitera narrated the intro’s and produced each broadcast.
Below is the station’s full broadcast schedule for the 12 Days of Cubsmas:
- Day 1 – Wednesday 12/14 – Jake Arrieta’s No-Hitter Game
The Cubs pound Cincinnati 16-0 as Jake Arrieta pitches his second no-hitter in less than a calendar year (originally aired 4/21/2016).
AIR TIME: Immediately following DePaul vs. UIC (Approximately 9:30PM)
- Day 2 – Thursday 12/15 – Javier Baez’s Walk Off HR
In a thirteen inning thriller, the Cubs won their 7th in a row on a Javier Baez Walk off home run on Mother’s Day to sweep the Nationals (originally aired 5/8/2016).
AIR TIME: Immediately following LA @ SEA (Approximately 10:30PM)
- Day 3 – Friday 12/16 – Jon Lester’s Walk off Bunt
In front of a national television audience, the Cubs rally back from a 6-0 deficit to defeat Seattle 7-6 in 12 innings on a Jon Lester walk off bunt (originally aired 7/31/2016).
AIR TIME: 10PM
- Day 4 – Saturday 12/17 – Cubs Clinch The NL Central
The Cubs clinched the 2016 NL Central in very anti-climactic fashion. Following a late night Cardinals loss, the Cubs showed up to Wrigley Field having already won the division. The Cubs rallied to tie the game in the 9th inning, and would later give Cubs fans the chance to celebrate with a 10th inning walk off homer from Miguel Montero (originally aired 9/16/2016).
AIR TIME: Immediately following DePaul vs. Chicago State (Approximately 3:30PM)
- Day 5 – Sunday 12/18 – NLDS Game 4
The Cubs overcome a 5-2 9th inning deficit to beat the San Francisco Giants and advance to the NLCS (originally aired 10/11/2016).
AIR TIME: Immediately following PIT @ CIN (Approximately 10:30PM)
- Day 6 – Monday 12/19 – NLCS Game 1
In what would become a theme, Miguel Montero comes through in the clutch with a pinch hit Grand Slam to give the Cubs a 1-0 series lead in the 2016 NLCS (originally aired 10/15/2016).
AIR TIME: Immediately following Monday Night Football (Approximately 10:30PM)
- Day 7 – Tuesday 12/20 – NLCS Game 4
After the Dodgers took a 2-1 lead in the NLCS, Cubs fans began to panic as Chicago’s bats fell silent. Game 4 saw them break out of their slump in a big way en route to a 10-2 victory (originally aired 10/19/2016).
AIR TIME: 10PM
- Day 8 – Wednesday 12/21 – NLCS Clincher
Kyle Hendricks dazzled and the bats came alive against Clayton Kershaw as the Cubs advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1945 (originally aired 10/22/2016).
AIR TIME: Immediately following Illini vs. Missouri (Approximately 8:30PM)
- Day 9 – Thursday 12/22 – World Series Game 2
In just his second game back from injury, Kyle Schwarber collected 2 RBI as Jake Arrieta baffled the Indians to tie the World Series at one game apiece (originally aired 10/26/2016).
AIR TIME: Immediately following NYG @ PHI (Approximately 10:30PM)
- Day 10 – Friday 12/23 – World Series Game 5
Down 3-1 in the World Series, the Cubs turned to the recipe that got them to this point; Pitching and timely hitting. Jon Lester tossed 6 solid innings, and Aroldis Chapman came in to lock down the game with a 2 ⅓ inning save to force a game 6 (originally aired 10/30/2016).
AIR TIME: Immediately following DePaul Basketball
- Day 11 – Saturday 12/24 – World Series Game 6
In another win or go home scenario, the Cubs bats broke through. Addison Russell provided a memorable grand slam that would force one of the most memorable sports moments in our lifetimes, Game 7 of the World Series (originally aired 11/1/2016).
AIR TIME: Immediately following CIN @ HOU (Approximately 10:30PM)
- Day 12 – Sunday 12/25 – World Series Game 7
After giving up the lead, and sitting through a rain delay, the Cubs rallied in the 10th inning to win the World Series for the first time since 1908 (originally aired 11/2/2016).
AIR TIME: 11AM