FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 3rd, 2013
CHICAGO WHITE SOX PITCHER JAKE PEAVY TO BE THE NEXT FEATURED GUEST ON COMCAST SPORTSNET’S MONTHLY INTERVIEW SERIES, “INSIDE LOOK”
“Inside Look presented by Cadillac,” hosted by Comcast SportsNet’s Chuck Garfien & featuring Jake Peavy to debut Tuesday, June 4 at 8:00 PM
CSNChicago.com to provide additional web-exclusive coverage of ‘Inside Look,’ including extended video clips
Chicago, IL (June 3, 2013) – 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 tomorrow night, Tuesday, June 4 at 8:00 PM prior to live coverage of the Chicago White Sox at Seattle Mariners game, Comcast SportsNet’s Chuck Garfien hosts an exclusive one-on-one interview with White Sox starting pitcher & 2007 National League Cy Young award winner JAKE PEAVY. This special interview takes place from Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music where the talented Peavy plays the guitar and sings as part of this half-hour show. Peavy, a three-time All-Star, including one last season with the White Sox, discusses everything including how he almost became a member of the Cubs, his tenure with the White Sox, his devastating, season-ending injury in 2010, his deep passion for music 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 Jake Peavy on the following dates/times: Sun, June 9 at 12 noon – Wed, June 12 at 5pm – Sun, June 16 at 4:30pm – Fri, June 21 at 5pm – Mon, June 24 at 7pm – Thu, June 27 at 4:30pm & Sat, June 29 at 7:30pm. (Schedule subject to change)
NOTE: On Sunday, June 23 at 8:00 PM, fans can check out the musical side of Peavy at Joe’s Bar (940 W. Weed St. in Chicago) for the “Jake Peavy & Friends Charity Jam.” This star-studded night will feature live country music from Jake and some of his celebrity friends from Nashville, along with appearances from local sports stars, a live auction, raffle, appetizers, a VIP buffet dinner & open bar, and of course, some surprises along the way — all to raise money for charity to help end cancer via the Jake Peavy Foundation. For tickets and more information, please visit JoesBar.com or WhiteSox.com/Peavy.
Note the following quotes from Inside Look with Jake Peavy presented by Cadillac premiering Tuesday, June 4 on Comcast SportsNet:
PEAVY on the determination of White Sox Executive Vice President Kenny Williams to acquire him:
“There’s no better feeling in the world to be wanted if somebody goes ‘I want you on my team…I know you’re hurt, but you’ve got three years left on your contract, and I want you here.”
PEAVY on how close he almost became a member of the Cubs, instead of the White Sox:
“I think it was pretty much a done deal and we had some ownership stuff going on (in San Diego). Sandy Alderson had just came over (as new Padres CEO) and he kind of pulled the plug on it…just out from under my feet. I certainly thought I was going to be a Chicago Cub.”
PEAVY on his season-ending injury with the White Sox in 2010:
“I don’t like to relive that particular moment because it was about the worst pain I ever felt. Really, if anything, I threw the pitch, I knew something structurally bad had happened…my arm was down in the mid part of my back and my side, so…if you ever watch the video, I just knew something was bad.”
PEAVY on a particular song that he feels sums up his career:
“Adam Hood sings a song – ‘Hell of a Fight’ – and I truly have fought and scratched and clawed to make it, to stay, to get back, and I will continue to do that as long as I live.”
PEAVY on his number one career goal:
“I’m not looking to leave any number…numbers-wise…that doesn’t mean anything to me. I want to be a winner. I want people to go ‘You know what? He was a winner and he was the best teammate I ever had.”
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