So why could this long love affair between WGN and the Cubbies come to an end- well money, of course.
According to a Feb. 18 report on Yahoo! "the Cubs' contract with WGN will expire after the 2014 season, and it's possible -- maybe even likely -- that the Cubs will make their television home elsewhere."
Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts is looking to increase the team's revenue sources, and now it appears one way of doing so is to part ways with long time partner WGN.
"Obviously, local media rights have been increasing in value," Ricketts said. "Hopefully at some point, we will be able to get more value for our media rights. It's just something that's playing out over time."
When Ricketts was talking to the media Sunday, he answered many questions, but was vague on the Cubs-WGN relationship.
Even as an admittedly die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, I must admit if the Cubs leave WGN it will be a sad day.
The beauty of cable television back in the 1980's was seeing other cities' local programming, and when Comcast hit our neighborhood the Cubs became a regular on my TV because of WGN.
No matter who the Cubs were playing, if they were at home, odds were that there would be a game on WGN that afternoon.
Unfortunately that may soon be a thing of the past.