Joe Girardi will be back at the ballpark this weekend. This time, in the broadcast booth.
The former Yankees skipper, who was fired early this season in the same role with the Phillies, has joined Marquee Sports Network as an analyst for the Cubs, the network announced Wednesday. Girardi will call two series over the last two months of the season, including this weekend’s Cubs-Brewers matchup.
“Growing up a Cubs fan and then having the chance to play for the team for a number of years, I’m honored to now have the opportunity to broadcast from the historic television broadcast booth,” Girardi said in a statement.
Girardi will also be in the booth when the Cubs play in Miami next month from Sept. 19-21. It’s not Girardi’s first experience as a broadcaster — he also worked for MLB Network and Fox between managerial jobs with the Yankees and Phillies.
In 2019, Girardi told Yahoo that he loved broadcasting and would keep doing it “as long as they’ll allow me to do it,” though he said in the same story that he also wanted to manage. Following his playing career, Girardi also had multiple stints with YES Network in 2004 and 2007.