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If the response of hometown fans is an indication, the Cubs are on to something with Jim Deshaies for their TV job.
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Chicago reported that the Cubs have interviewed Deshaies for the Bob Brenly vacancy, and since then Twitter has been full of pleas from Houston Astros fans for the team to do something to stop the former Astro pitcher from jumping to the Cubs. Carrying on the legacy of Larry Dierker, Deshaies has worked 15 years in the booth working Astros games, and it's clear that fans love him. Consider an example of the Tweets. From Eric Kennedy: "If the Astros lose Jim Deshaies to the Chicago Cubs, I may just have to boycott the team for a year. That's ridiculous.'' From Steve Campbell: "If the Astros lose Jim Deshaies, that would bother me a lot more than the departure of anybody on the big-league team.'' From the Astrosguy: "If the @astros lose Jim Deshaies I will call each and every sales rep that's been calling me and tell them to go to hell.'' From Patrick Harrel: "I just wrote a letter to the @astros asking for them to not let Jim Deshaies get away. You should too.''