Cubs’ Marquee Sports Network plans to travel more in second half of season

After being the only regional sports network to send its broadcasters to road games in the first half of the major-league season, Marquee Sports Network is planning to travel for roughly half of the Cubs’ trips in the second half.

‘‘The driver of our situation is to be safe and health-conscious wherever we can, so we can’t justify making every road trip,’’ Marquee general manager Mike McCarthy said. ‘‘There are some realities to some of the cities the Cubs go to that make it difficult to contemplate traveling the announcers.

‘‘It’s not, as some suggested, budget-related or tone-deafness about what

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