CSN, CSNChicago.com to deliver extended 'BMW Bulls Postgame' coverage following EVERY Bulls-Heat matchup!

CSN, CSNChicago.com to deliver extended 'BMW Bulls Postgame' coverage following EVERY Bulls-Heat matchup!


King, Gill & Schanowski host extended BMW Bulls Post Game Live coverage

following EVERY NBA Eastern Conference match-up on Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com starting Sunday night, May 15

CSNChicago.com to also provide exclusive behind-the-scenes video and post-game reports

from Bulls Insider Aggrey Sam, along with game highlights, blogs, Bulls In Game Live and much more!

Chicago, IL (May 13, 2011) Its the match-up everyone has been waiting for as Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the NBA Eastern Conference champion Chicago Bulls (who finished the 2010-11 regular season with the NBAs best overall record at 62-20, eliminated the Indiana Pacers in Round 1 and eliminated the Atlanta Hawks in Round 2 of the 2011 NBA Playoffs), and CSNChicago.com, the networks 247 online home for even more in-depth Bulls playoffs coverage, are ready to bring fans complete wall-to-wall Bulls coverage throughout the teams entire NBA Eastern Conference Finals battle against the rival Miami Heat with extended editions of BMW Bulls Post Game Live following EVERY GAME.

Stacey King, Comcast SportsNets always-entertaining Bulls game analyst and three-time NBA champion, joins hosts Mark Schanowski and Kendall Gill (with Gail Fischer providing live locker room interviews with players and coaches) for BMW Bulls Post Game Live starting Sunday night, May 15 (approx. 9:45 PM) immediately following Game 1. Plus every on-aironline edition of BMW Bulls Post Game Live will feature live post-game press conferences with Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, along with interviews featuring Bulls and Heat players. Comcast SportsNets complete NBA Eastern Conference Finals BMW Bulls Post Game Live on-aironline schedule is included in this release.

Comcast SportsNets 247 online home, CSNChicago.com, will provide even more exclusive Bulls playoffs content coverage including the following:

Bulls In Game Live: Real-time, live data combined with timely editorial including compelling elements such as detailed play-by-play, in-game scoring, shot charts, situation statistics, Twitter feeds from Stacey King (@Sky21King) and Bulls Insider Aggrey Sam (@CSNBullsInsider NOTE: Sam will be on-site for every homeroad playoff game), LIVE in-game chat sessions, headlines, NBA Playoffs scoreboard, photos and more.
Stacey King Poster Shop: Newly launched area showcases Staceys signature poster videos of slam dunks and must-see plays; also includes @Sky21King Twitter feed and link to the Stacey King Soundboard at Bulls.com.
Game highlights available on CSNChicago.com following every game.
Live, in-game chat sessions featuring King, Schanowski & Gill.
Exclusive, behind-the-scenes video from practice, shoot arounds, postgame, etc.
Beyond the Arc & Running with the Bulls blog updates from Sam and Schanowski, news articles, photo galleries, etc.
SMS alerts available for Bulls breaking news, scores and more.
Additional NBA Playoffs coverage content sharingcross-promotion via ChicagoBulls.com, NBCSports.com & ProBasketballTalk.com.
CSNChicago.coms Bulls coverage is presented by Suzuki

Additional on-air BullsNBA Playoffs coverage highlights on Comcast SportsNet include full-blown weeknight Bulls discussionanalysis on Chicago Tribune Live presented by Captain Morgan, featuring host David Kaplan. Also, every 6:30PM edition of SportsNet Central presented by AT&T U-Verse will provide thorough pre-game coverage featuring a complete preview of each match-up, along with numerous playercoaches interviews, and viewers will get the complete wrap-up featuring game highlights and additional post-game interviews on GMC SportsNet Central at 10:00 PM and 10:30 PM.

Note the following game-by-game breakdown of Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.coms post-game coverage for the Bulls NBA Eastern Conference Finals series vs. Miami:

Game 1: Sun, May 15 (approx. 9:45 pm) BMW Bulls Post Game Live(NOTE: LIVE on Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com)

Game 2: Wed, May 18 (approx. 10:15 pm) BMW Bulls Post Game Live(NOTE: LIVE on Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com)

Game 3: Sun, May 22 (approx. 10:15 pm) BMW Bulls Post Game Live(NOTE: LIVE on Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com)
Game 4: Tue, May 24 (approx. 10:15 pm) BMW Bulls Post Game Live(NOTE: LIVE on Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com)

Game 5: Thu, May 26 (approx. 10:15 pm) BMW Bulls Post Game Live (NOTE: If necessary; LIVE on Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com)

Game 6: Sat, May 28 (approx. 10:15 pm) BMW Bulls Post Game Live (NOTE: If necessary; LIVE on Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com)

Game 7: Mon, May 30 (approx. 10:15 pm) BMW Bulls Post Game Live (NOTE: If necessary; Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com)

For its five total first round Bulls playoff game telecasts this season vs. Indiana, Comcast SportsNet posted a personal best Bulls playoffs series record of approx. 1.62 MILLION Chicago TV homes viewing these games, which included the highest single game rating for any team in network history (13.69 for Rd. 1, Gm. 3 at Indiana on April 21). Plus, an additional 855,000 households tuned in to Bulls PrePost Game Live for surrounding coverage of the five first round telecasts. Compared to the final first round Bulls playoff average last season (2.97 household avg. vs. Cleveland), Comcast SportsNets first round average this season was a 9.24, an increase of 211 compared to last year (ratings for Adults 25-54 grew 279). Comcast SportsNet also set a new Bulls regular season record with a 4.50 average household rating per game, a 90 increase from last season.

Preview: Cubs-Marlins Sunday on CSN

Preview: Cubs-Marlins Sunday on CSN

The Cubs take on the Miami Marlins on Sunday, and you can catch all the action on CSN and streaming live on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.

Coverage begins with Cubs Pregame Live at 11:30 a.m., followed by first pitch with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies on the call. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on Cubs Postgame Live.

Starting pitching matchup: Mike Montgomery (1-3, 2.26 ERA) vs. Edinson Volquez (3-8, 4.19 ERA)

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White Sox upset by the call that led to ejections of Todd Frazier, Rick Renteria

White Sox upset by the call that led to ejections of Todd Frazier, Rick Renteria

Todd Frazier wasn’t pleased with a call Saturday afternoon that led to the first ejection of his career.

It’s not that the White Sox third baseman is arguing about whether or not he deserved to get thrown out in the seventh inning of a 10-2 loss to the Oakland A’s. Frazier is more miffed by first-base umpire Sam Holbrook’s initial ruling --- that his throw pulled Jose Abreu off the bag --- and the determination by replay officials that the call was correct.

Frazier was ejected shortly after word arrived that the call stands, which means officials in New York didn’t believe they have enough evidence to overturn the original ruling. That fact bothered Frazier, who was charged with an error and began to speak his mind. White Sox manager Rick Renteria was ejected shortly thereafter for the third straight home game.

“It’s just frustrating with the technology we have today,” Frazier said. “It’s just crazy. It boggles your mind. It really does. You know -- I’m the one. I’m vocal. I’m emotional. But when it’s wrong, 100 percent wrong. I saw it on the MLB Network. I saw it in our cameras and our computers. I just don’t understand how we can see it and they can’t see it in New York. It’s just, it’s frustrating as all hell to be honest with you. It turned into a big inning. We were down a lot, don’t get me wrong. But still, Jake (Petricka) is pitching his heart out and next thing you know he gives up an unearned run and two more runs. So it’s really not that hard. Honest. It’s not that hard.”

Renteria raced onto the field in an attempt to save Frazier from a quick ejection, but didn’t have enough time. It was the third home game in a row in which a White Sox player was ejected for the first time in their career. Tim Anderson got the boot on Friday night after he argued with plate umpire Jim Wolf. And Avisail Garcia got tossed from the June 15 series finale against the Baltimore Orioles.

Renteria said taking into context who his players are and their track record made him want to further defend their actions.

“I don't ever go into a situation arguing with someone to get thrown out,” Renteria said. “I don't. I think what happens is, like anybody emotionally, when you start talking and expressing yourself, you have a tendency to get heated. You don't plan on doing that. I certainly don't go out there planning on having that happen. I think what happens, and I think it's just human nature, you start thinking about the whole situation, you're losing a player. You're losing a guy that's supposed to be in there for the next two, three innings to help you maybe continue to chip away. Our team has been fighting every day, since day one of spring training. I don’t care what our record is, I don't care what the score is, we fight. And when you take one of those pieces out of the lineup, you get pissed.”

Even though he had a chance to cool off, Frazier still felt the same after the contest. He stuck his head into the team’s video room after the game to check out the play. Teams have a variety of angles from which they can determine whether or not to challenge a call. They also have the option of taking a freeze frame and magnifying the picture, which left no doubt in Frazier’s mind that the call was incorrect.

“Like I said just frustrating,” Frazier said. “It’s just not that hard. And with all the technology like I said, I don’t mean to repeat ourselves, but with all the technology and 8 different angles it’s just one of those things where I just can’t let that go. It turned into a huge inning. You never know. We were down 6 we coulda came back. You gotta be 100 percent. You gotta be 100 percent right on that and I really don’t think he was.”