CSN to televise White Sox "Mayor Daley Night' pre-game ceremony (Wed. Aug. 3)

CSN to televise White Sox "Mayor Daley Night' pre-game ceremony (Wed. Aug. 3)

COMCAST SPORTSNET TO TELEVISE MAYOR DALEY NIGHT PRE-GAME CEREMONY ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
Coverage to begin at 6:30 PM on Feldco White Sox Pre-Game Live featuring a live interview with Mayor Daley, followed by the on-field pre-game ceremony and video tribute, plus Daley to stop by the Comcast SportsNet White Sox announcing booth during the game!

Chicago, IL (August 1, 2011) In celebration of lifelong Chicago White Sox fan Richard M. Daley, Comcast SportsNet has announced it will carry the teams live pre-game ceremony honoring the former Mayor of Chicago prior to the White Sox vs. New York Yankees match-up on Wednesday, August 3. During the pre-game ceremony, Daley will be presented with the 2011 Roland Hemond Award for his 22 years of dedicated service to the city of Chicago.

Beginning at 6:30 PM, Feldco White Sox Pre-Game Live hosts Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton will be live at U.S. Cellular Field to kick-off Comcast SportsNets coverage of Mayor Daley Night, which will feature a live, on-field interview with Daley. Prior the 7:10 PM scheduled first pitch between the White Sox and Yankees, Comcast SportsNet will carry the Daley ceremony in its entirety, which will include a special video for the Mayor, the presentation of gifts in recognition of his service to the city and the ceremonial first pitch.

During the course of the game, Daley is also scheduled to stop by the White Sox announcing booth for a live, on-air chat with announcers Ken Hawk Harrelson and Steve Stone. Galaxie White Sox Post Game Live airs immediately following the contest showcasing a complete game recap and video highlights from Mayor Daley Night. CSNChicago.com will also provide video highlights immediately following the conclusion of the ceremony.

Viewers can also look forward to additional White Sox-Yankees coverage on GMC SportsNet Central immediately following the game and throughout the series. Plus - White Sox Insider Brett Ballantini provides the very latest White Sox news 247 on CSNChicago.com and via Twitter @CSNChi_Beatnik.

Fire fans swarm O'Hare to greet Bastian Schweinsteiger

Fire fans swarm O'Hare to greet Bastian Schweinsteiger

In the age of social media you can track something like Bastian Schweinsteiger's flight to Chicago in almost real-time.

The Chicago Fire publicized Schweinsteiger's Tuesday arrival in Chicago, giving fans details of when his plane was expected to arrive and at what terminal.

First, Schweinsteiger and his former tennis player wife, Ana Ivanovic, both tweeted photos to their millions of followers about their trip.

Once they arrived, the mob scene at O'Hare was on. Schweinsteiger was greeted by hundreds of fans.

Check out the video above for some footage of Schweinsteiger's arrival.

He will be introduced formally with a press conference on Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Fire Pitch in Chicago. The press conference will air on CSN+ and be streamed live on CSNChicago.com.

Hawks Talk Podcast: What's the cause of recent struggles?

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Hawks Talk Podcast: What's the cause of recent struggles?

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd discuss the latest slump and how much does Artem Anisimov's injury play a role in their struggles?

Konroyd tells us he was surprised by Ryan Hartman's benching in Tampa.

The guys play the game, playoff minutes or press box minutes?  They run through the players who are on the bubble when it comes to postseason play.

They also discuss the Hawks chances of overtaking Washington for the President's trophy.

Plus, Konroyd breaks down possible first round opponents: St Louis, Calgary and Nashville.