Atlas Obscura has a pretty great piece on the Chicago Cubs following in Belize. It’s all WGN! I remember when I was young the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves were fixtures in our household, despite not being the local teams. Being on WGN and TBS meant that you could watch them every day for free. The more local teams cost extra. That was back when baseball games and things to do generally were a scarcity. When “I had nothing to do, but there was a team from a far-away city playing baseball on television so I might as well watch it” was a statement that made sense.