PITTSBURGH -- Chicago Cubs play-by-play man Len Kasper has been broadcasting games since 2005. He answers your questions as we open this week’s Twitter mailbag.
Len Kasper: My goal is to be here for the rest of my career. Hopefully that will happen.
#AskKasper Do you plan on returning to the Cubs next season? I heard your contract is up after this year?— Adam Serink (@AdamSerink) April 28, 2016
LK: With all due respect to all those guys, whom I love, Derrek Lee is probably my favorite player in every facet. I feel like I end up comparing every player to Derrek in terms of maturity and all the things that he brought to the field.
What is your favorite Cubs player out of these: D lee, Zambrano, Soriano, arrieta, Bryant, a ram, rizzo, d Ross. #askkasper— Robert booden (@BobertRooden) April 28, 2016
LK: Staying warm at Wrigley when the wind blows in isn't always easy. Actually it's the mental focus required for 3-plus hours every day. Those days where you wake up after not having a ton of sleep. The adrenaline of the day usually carries you through but by the end of the day I'm pretty exhausted, which is a good thing. That's the way it should be.
What is the hardest thing about being a broadcaster that the average fan doesn't even think about? #AskKasper— Jordan (@jphills17) April 28, 2016
LK: That's actually a good question. We're great friends off the air. We usually have breakfast, lunch or dinner at the ballpark together but I do think there is value in not spending too much time with each other because all of the on-air conversations we have are organic and natural and I don't like to get into stuff off the air that we're going to talk about during the game. I'd rather surprise him. He's so curious and fun and usually the first thing that he says is the funniest or the best, so I don't ever want it to feel like it's an inside joke.
How often do you and JD hang out away from the ballpark? #AskKasper— Cody (@Schinsational_) April 28, 2016
LK: They can name the new arena whatever they want, but I will miss Joe Louis Arena because I used to go there as a kid.
As a Red Wings fan, what are your thoughts on the name "Little Caesar's Arena"? #AskKasper— Joe Timmer (@JosephTimmer) April 28, 2016