“Inside Look presented by Cadillac,” hosted by Comcast SportsNet’s Chuck Garfien & featuring Don Cooper to debut Thursday, March 13 at 9:00 PM
CSNChicago.com to provide additional web-exclusive coverage of ‘Inside Look,’ including extended video clips
Chicago, IL (March 11, 2014) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, continues to delve into the lives of some of the biggest names in Chicago sports with its candid, monthly, one-on-one interview series Inside Look presented by Cadillac.
Debuting Thursday, March 13 at 9:00 PM CT, Comcast SportsNet’s Chuck Garfien hosts an exclusive one-on-one interview with Chicago White Sox pitching coach DON COOPER. “Coop,” now beginning his 27th season in the White Sox organization and 12th full season as pitching coach, is considered one of the best coaches in the game today, evidenced by his standout development of numerous White Sox star pitchers over the years. For this edition of Inside Look, Cooper discusses everything from his long tenure with the White Sox, his future as the team’s pitching coach, the team’s amazing 2005 playoff run, the prospect of former closer Bobby Jenks returning to the southside, and much more.
In addition, viewers are urged to check out Comcast SportsNet’s website, CSNChicago.com, for additional interview content never before seen on TV. Fans will also be able to watch every Inside Look guest interview online after it debuts on Comcast SportsNet. Comcast SportsNet will also re-air Inside Look with Don Cooper on the following dates/times: Sat, Mar 15 at 8:30pm - Sun, Mar 16 at 6pm - Sat, Mar 22 at 2:30pm - Thu, Mar 27 at 9:30pm - Wed, Apr 2 at 4:30pm & Fri, Apr 4 at 9:30pm. (Schedule subject to change)
Note the following quotes from Inside Look with Don Cooper presented by Cadillac premiering Thursday, March 13 at 9:00 PM on Comcast SportsNet:
COOPER on his tenure as White Sox pitching coach:
"Heck man, I remember my first year as a coach. I remember saying, 'Please let me have another year. Please let me have another year.’ I've outlasted the shelf life of coaches."
COOPER on his future as White Sox pitching coach:
“I don't want this to end. Obviously, some day it has to. But I'm telling you right now, if and when that does happen--for one or two reasons it's going to happen--one that I'm dead and I die, or two that they choose to make a change. And that will be sad day, either one of those events for me. If and when the Chicago White Sox decide that I'm not the guy anymore, I could lie and yeah, I will move on probably, but that will be a heck of tough day. I don't like thinking about it.”
COOPER on the White Sox World Series title playoff run in 2005:
“It had a mind of its own. Even if I or anybody else would have tried to step in and sabotage it, let's try to blow this up somehow. It couldn't happen, because it was on its own. It was going and moving all on its own. Stay out of the way. The night that A.J. (Pierzynski) struck out and ran down to first base, I said ‘okay, now the moon and stars are aligned.’ Everything’s going our way and it did.”
COOPER on the possibility of Bobby Jenks returning to the White Sox:
“Listen anything is possible. I would want what Bobby wants. If Bobby wants to come back, hey let's give it a shot, as long as you're healthy and in shape and physically you're able to do it. We've given more people second chances here with the White Sox than anybody in baseball. We're not afraid of their past. We're not afraid of injuries if you're healthy now. We're not afraid of any stuff you might have in your suitcase. If you're a pitcher, you're going to get the best of what we have to offer.”