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.

Did Brandon Marshall disrespect Jay Cutler with Hall of Fame shade?

Did Brandon Marshall disrespect Jay Cutler with Hall of Fame shade?

Brandon Marshall is no stranger to keeping it real.

The outspoken All-Pro receiver never minces his words and that continued over the weekend when he showed off his signed jersey collection.

Marshall took to Instagram and showed off "Santa" hanging all of the jerseys he's swapped with other NFL players:

Santa doing work.. . #jerseychallenge

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The list includes a host of current and future Hall of Fame players: Champ Bailey, Cris Carter, John Lynch, Darrelle Revis, Lance Briggs, Adam Vinatieri, Adrian Peterson, Larry Fitzgerald, Joe Thomas.

When almost all the framed jerseys were hung, Marshall took his followers through:

@nfl #jerseychallenge

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Marshall compliments each player before, calling them "Hall of Famers" before getting to Jay Cutler at the end and going "Hall of..." multiple times.

Was that Marshall throwing shade at his former quarterback in both Denver and Chicago? If it was an innocent mistake or whatever, there's no way Marshall would've posted the Instagram video, right?

Marshall and Cutler were good friends from the beginning of their careers with the Broncos. So much so that the Bears traded a pair of third round draft picks in March 2012 to allow the two to continue their bromance by the lake:

But Marshall and Cutler have had a contentious relationship since.

Last summer, Marshall responded to a Tweet saying "of course" he misses Cutler. Last August, Marshall hopped on ESPN's First Take and said he thought Cutler could win the MVP Award in the 2016 NFL season.

At the same time, Cutler talked about his relationship with Cutler and said he was the only person on the Bears with the "huevos" to hold the enigmatic quarterback accountable. Marshall also said he was "sad" he didn't talk to Cutler much in the year leading up to August 2016.

Wake-up Call: Russell injured in loss; White Sox blow late lead; Fire's McCarty to join national team

Wake-up Call: Russell injured in loss; White Sox blow late lead; Fire's McCarty to join national team

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