CSN announces its 2013 White Sox and Cubs Spring Training coverage schedule

CSN announces its 2013 White Sox and Cubs Spring Training coverage schedule
February 6, 2013, 1:00 pm
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COMCAST SPORTSNET ANNOUNCES ITS 2013 WHITE SOX AND CUBS
SPRING TRAINING ON-AIR/ONLINE COVERAGE SCHEDULE

In-Depth Cactus League Coverage throughout February/March on ‘SportsNet Central’ and CSNChicago.com begins Friday, February 8!
SEVEN GAMES IN SEVEN DAYS begins Friday, March 22!

Chicago, IL (February 6, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the 2013 Chicago White Sox and 2013 Chicago Cubs, will provide baseball fans with an exciting, live, “Seven Games in Seven Days” spring training schedule (five White Sox and two Cubs) featuring the White Sox announcing tandem of Ken “Hawk” Harrelson and Steve Stone, along with the Cubs announce team featuring Len Kasper and his new partner Jim Deshaies. In addition, Chicago Tribune Live presented by Smirnoff (Monday-Friday at 5:30 PM) and Comcast SportsNet’s nightly sports news desk SportsNet Central (at 6:30 PM presented by AT&T U-Verse, 10:00 PM & 10:30 PM presented by GMC and midnight presented by CLR) will offer the very latest player news and progress reports from Arizona, plus – CSNChicago.com’s “Insiders” Dan Hayes & Patrick Mooney will provide Sox/Cubs fans with the most up-to-the-minute spring training news and developments 24/7.

Comcast SportsNet’s “Seven Games in Seven Days” 2013 spring training schedule opens up with the White Sox taking on the defending AL West champion Oakland Athletics on Friday, March 22 at 9:00 PM live from Phoenix, AZ. Additional White Sox opponents on this year’s spring training schedule include LA Dodgers (Mar. 23), Kansas City (Mar. 24), Texas (Mar. 26) and Cleveland (Mar. 27).

The first of two Cubs spring training telecasts takes place on Monday, March 25 at 3:00 PM as the Cubs host the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants live from HoHoKam Park in Mesa, AZ. The additional Cubs game features a match-up against Seattle from Mesa on March 28. NOTE: See attached schedule for Comcast SportsNet’s complete “Seven Games in Seven Days” White Sox & Cubs spring training telecast schedule.

Beginning this Friday, February 8, Comcast SportsNet’s Chicago Tribune Live, SportsNet Central and CSNChicago.com will provide viewers with the very latest news and player updates from Arizona as Cubs “Insider” Patrick Mooney will begin the coverage with the latest updates from HoHoKam Park in Mesa (NOTE: David Kaplan will be in Arizona covering the Cubs, providing up-to-the-minute Cubs/Sox news starting beginning Mon, Feb. 18).

In addition, White Sox Pre/Post Game Live host Chuck Garfien and White Sox “Insider” Dan Hayes will file the latest White Sox news, player/coaches interviews and much more for both Comcast SportsNet and CSNChicago.com from Camelback Ranch in Glendale starting Monday, February 11. Plus – CSNChicago.com baseball blogger J.J. Stankevitz will be covering both teams in Arizona from Mar. 7-17.

From a Twitter perspective, fans are urged to follow Comcast SportsNet’s team of reporters for 24/7 comprehensive WhiteSox/Cubs/MLB updates via Kaplan (@thekapman), Garfien (@ChuckGarfien), Mooney (@CSNMooney), Hayes (@DanHayesCSN), Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz), “WhiteSoxTalk” (@WhiteSoxTalkCSN), “CubsTalk” (@CubsTalkCSN) and Comcast SportsNet’s main Twitter handle (@CSNChicago). Plus – CSNChicago.com will provide fans with exclusive video features, commentator blogs, photo slideshows and more so fans on the go can stay on top of the latest MLB spring training news and developments wherever and whenever they occur.

COMCAST SPORTSNET
2013 Chicago White Sox & Chicago Cubs Spring Training Schedule

Composite “SEVEN GAMES IN SEVEN DAYS” White Sox/Cubs Spring Training Schedule:
1. Fri, Mar. 22 9:00 pm WHITE SOX at Oakland Phoenix, AZ (replay at 1:30 am)
2. Sat, Mar. 23 9:00 pm WHITE SOX at LA Dodgers Glendale, AZ (replay at 12:30 am)
3. Sun, Mar. 24 3:00 pm WHITE SOX vs. Kansas City Glendale, AZ (replay at 12:30 am)
4. Mon, Mar. 25 3:00 pm CUBS vs. San Francisco Mesa, AZ (replay at 12:30 am)
5. Tue, Mar. 26 3:00 pm WHITE SOX at Texas Surprise, AZ (replay at 1 am)
6. Wed, Mar. 27 2:00 pm WHITE SOX vs. Cleveland Glendale, AZ (replay at 1 am)
7. Thu, Mar. 28 2:00 pm CUBS vs. Seattle Mesa, AZ (replay at 7 pm)

White Sox Spring Training Schedule:
Fri, Mar. 22 9:00 pm WHITE SOX at Oakland Phoenix, AZ (replay at 1:30 am)
Sat, Mar. 23 9:00 pm WHITE SOX at LA Dodgers Glendale, AZ (replay at 12:30 am)
Sun, Mar. 24 3:00 pm WHITE SOX vs. Kansas City Glendale, AZ (replay at 12:30 am)
Tue, Mar. 26 3:00 pm WHITE SOX at Texas Surprise, AZ (replay at 1 am)
Wed, Mar. 27 2:00 pm WHITE SOX vs. Cleveland Glendale, AZ (replay at 1 am)

Cubs Spring Training Schedule:
Mon, Mar. 25 3:00 pm CUBS vs. San Francisco Mesa, AZ (replay at 12:30 am)
Thu, Mar. 28 2:00 pm CUBS vs. Seattle Mesa, AZ (replay at 7 pm)

All Times Central Time
All Game Produced in High-Definition (HD)
Schedule Subject to Change

Visit www.CSNChicago.com for more extensive 2013 White Sox & Cubs coverage all season long.