CSN to hold contestant casting call for Chicago baseball trivia show

CSN to hold contestant casting call for Chicago baseball trivia show

COMCAST SPORTSNET TO HOLD CONTESTANT CASTING CALL THIS WEEKEND FOR NEW CHICAGO BASEBALL TRIVIA TV GAME SHOW DEBUTING IN JULY White Sox and Cubs trivia experts urged to test their knowledge at KINCADES Bar & Grill (950 W. Armitage) this Friday at 6:00 PM & Saturday at 3:00 PM

Chicago, IL (May 16, 2012) -- Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Cubs and White Sox, along with StarPilot Productions, will be holding an open casting call for a new Chicago baseball trivia game show, entitled The Batters Box, debuting on Comcast SportsNet this July.

The contestant search casting call will take place THIS WEEKEND on Friday, May 18 from 6:00-9:00 PM & Saturday, May 19 from 3:00-6:00 PM at KINCADES Bar & Grill (950 W. Armitage in Chicago, IL). Interested participants must 21 years or older.

Whether youre a life-long Cubs or White Sox fan who knows everything about your favorite team or a die-hard Chicago fan with a wealth of sports trivia knowledge, producers want to hear from you.

Contestants will take a quick quiz and go on camera for 30 seconds to state why they think they should be on the show. Comcast SportsNet and StarPilot Productions are looking for White Sox and Cubs fans with great personalities -- 16 will play; only 1 will win! If you think you know your Sox or Cubs, prove it!

Official details regarding the on-air debut of The Batters Box on Comcast SportsNet will be announced in June.

Dwyane Wade tweets apology to fans after Bulls' lopsided loss in Atlanta

Dwyane Wade tweets apology to fans after Bulls' lopsided loss in Atlanta

For the opening three quarters in Atlanta, the Bulls were off. 

So off, in fact, that Dwyane Wade tweeted an apology to Chicago fans after the game. 

Thanks to a furious run by the Bulls' bench, the final score ended at a respectable 102-93. In reality, though, the Hawks dominated. 

Wade and company trailed by 29 points at half and 30 at the end of three. The 35-year-old shooting guard finished with a minus-18 and just four points while All-Star starter Jimmy Butler posted a team-low minus-22.

The Bulls will look to shake off their lopsided loss against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday. 


Bears' best rookies will have another learning curve

Bears' best rookies will have another learning curve

There's a sense of irony and, to a certain degree, concern about what changes the Bears' coaching staff has undergone.

Think of the best of Ryan Pace's 2016 rookie class: Leonard Floyd, Cody Whitehair, and Jordan Howard. They were brought along under the position group tutelage of outside linebackers coach Clint Hurtt, offensive line coach Dave Magazu and running backs coach Stan Drayton. The latter was the first to depart, shortly after the season ended, to return to the collegiate ranks on Texas' new staff.

He's been replaced with former 49ers and Bills offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins (also serving as that position coach in Detroit, Buffalo, Arizona and Kansas City). Howard certainly adapted to the NFL game well, more than anyone expected, as the NFL's second-leading rusher. One would think Drayton played a part in that.

Longtime John Fox assistant Magazu was also let go after the season despite the impressive move of second-round pick Whitehair to center the week of the season opener after Josh Sitton was signed following his release by Green Bay. Whitehair was sold as a "quick study" following his selection out of Kansas State, where he was a four-year starter at three different positions (but not center).

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Like Howard, he wound up making the All-Rookie team, but whether he remains in the middle of the line or not, he'll be getting his orders now from Jeremiah Washburn.

Rounding out the trio of All-Rookie selections was Floyd, who was brought along by Hurtt. He impressed Fox enough to be kept around from Marc Trestman's staff, and moved from defensive line to outside linebackers.

That's where he assisted Willie Young in morphing to a foreign role, yet still managing 14 sacks over the last two seasons. The Bears have yet to name a replacement for Hurtt, who's joined the Seahawks in taking over one of their strengths in recent years, the defensive line.

These three were already good, and the jewels of last year's draft. But if they're to grow and ascend into impact contributors if and when this team becomes a regular playoff contender, it'll come from new faces, new voices in their respective classrooms and position groups.