FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
COMCAST SPORTSNET & CSNCHICAGO.COM TO CARRY LIVE OPENING CEREMONIES COVERAGE OF “SOXFEST 2014”
Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com to air LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage on Friday, January 24 at 4:00 PM — hosted by Chuck Garfien
Garfien & Jen Lada to also provide complete “SoxFest” coverage throughout the weekend on ‘SportsNet Central and ‘WhiteSoxTalk’;
CSNChicago.com White Sox “Insider” Dan Hayes and ‘WhiteSoxTalk’ digital baseball contributor JJ Stankevitz to provide player/coaches/front office interviews, features, live Tweets & more
Chicago, IL (January 22, 2014) — Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago White Sox, is ready to start up the 2014 White Sox season in a big way with exclusive, LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage from the 2014 “SoxFest” convention, which is being held downtown this weekend (January 24-26) at the Palmer House Hilton.
On Friday, January 24 beginning at 4:00 PM, Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com will provide viewers with every thrill-packed moment of the annual convention’s opening ceremonies featuring introductions of current and former White Sox players/coaches/front office executives, plus – live interviews with White Sox players following the opening ceremonies, video montages and much more. Comcast SportsNet’s 2014 “SoxFest” coverage will be hosted by White Sox Pre/Post Game Live host Chuck Garfien.
At 5:00 PM on Friday, “SoxFest” coverage continues with live, talkback interviews from the annual fan convention, along with detailed 2014 White Sox discussion, will take place on SportsTalk Live presented by Land Rover (hosted by David Kaplan).
In addition, Garfien & Jen Lada will file reports for SportsNet Central (10:00 PM, 10:30 PM and midnight) and for CSNChicago.com’s WhiteSoxTalk section throughout the weekend featuring interviews with White Sox players, coaches and fans. Plus, CSNChicago.com’s White Sox “Insider” Dan Hayes and ‘WhiteSoxTalk’ digital baseball contributor JJ Stankevitz will also provide viewers with comprehensive, real-time online coverage featuring numerous players/coaches/front office executive interviews, stories, fan reaction, photos, videos and much more. Fans can follow Hayes’ “SoxFest” updates all weekend long via Twitter @DanHayesCSN, along with Garfien (@ChuckGarfien), and Stankevitz/WhiteSoxTalk (@WhiteSoxTalkCSN).
Plus, fans are urged to stop by Comcast SportsNet’s “SoxFest” booth for autograph signings featuring former White Sox players, White Sox mascot Southpaw, along with a number of CSN on-air talent members. Fans can also pick up a special CSN prize pack throughout the weekend (while supplies last).