FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
COMCAST SPORTSNET ANNOUNCES ITS 2016 WHITE SOX AND CUBS SPRING TRAINING ON-AIR/ONLINE COVERAGE DETAILS
15 GAMES IN 16 DAYS begins Wednesday, March 16 featuring the Cubs against the World Series champion K.C. Royals; first White Sox spring training telecast on Friday, March 18 against the Cubs!
Every spring training game coverage to include numerous profile features on both Cubs & White Sox veterans and the new crop of emerging talent on both sides of town
In-Depth Cactus League Coverage throughout February/March on ‘SportsTalk Live,’ ‘SportsNet Central’ and CSNChicago.com
Chicago, IL (February 16, 2016) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the 2016 Chicago White Sox and 2016 Chicago Cubs, will provide baseball fans with one of the network’s biggest line-ups of LIVE Cactus League spring training games, along with its most comprehensive surrounding on-air/online coverage to date.
Comcast SportsNet’s “15 Games in 16 Days” spring training game schedule gets underway with the Cubs facing the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, March 16 at 3:00 PM CT from Surprise Stadium in Surprise, AZ, which will be followed by the network’s first White Sox spring training telecast this season as they’ll host the Cubs on Friday, March 18 at 3:00 PM CT at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, AZ. The network will carry a total of 15 (nine White Sox and six Cubs) Cactus League telecasts this spring. White Sox and Cubs spring training baseball game telecasts and in-game features are presented by Knauz Autopark, located at Route 41 in Lake Bluff, IL.
Every Comcast SportsNet spring training telecast will be presented in HD featuring new White Sox play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti and veteran analyst Steve Stone for all White Sox games with the always-entertaining announcing duo of Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies handling all Cubs telecasts. For the third-straight Cactus League season, every Comcast SportsNet Cubs and White Sox spring training game will include in-game feature profiles highlighting numerous veterans, newcomers, along with every emerging talent member that looks to make an impact on both sides of town not only this year, but for years to come.
In addition, SportsTalk Live presented by Land Rover, hosted by David Kaplan (Monday-Friday at 5:30 PM) and Comcast SportsNet’s nightly sports news desk SportsNet Central (at 6:30 PM presented by Comcast Business, 10:00 PM & 10:30 PM presented by GMC and midnight presented by CLR) will offer the very latest player news and progress reports from Arizona, plus – CSNChicago.com’s “Insiders” Dan Hayes & Patrick Mooney will provide Sox/Cubs fans with the most up-to-the-minute spring training news and developments 24/7.
Following the March 18 Cubs at Royals game, additional opponents on this year’s Cubs spring training schedule include Texas (Mar. 23), Milwaukee (Mar. 25), Seattle (Mar. 27), Oakland (Mar. 29) and NY Mets (Mar. 31 from Las Vegas, NV). Additional White Sox opponents on this year’s spring training schedule include the LA Dodgers (Mar. 19), Oakland (Mar. 20), Cleveland (Mar. 21), San Francisco (Mar. 22), LA Angels (Mar. 24), Cincinnati (Mar. 26 & 30) and Colorado (Mar. 28). NOTE: See attached schedule for Comcast SportsNet’s complete 2016 White Sox & Cubs spring training telecast schedule.
Beginning this week, Comcast SportsNet’s SportsNet Central will be provide nightly “Spring Training Reports” on its 6:30 PM, 10:00 PM, 10:30 PM and midnight nightly editions, plus SportsTalk Live and CSNChicago.com will provide viewers with the very latest White Sox and Cubs news and player updates daily. From a Cubs standpoint, SportsNet Central’s Cubs beat reporter Kelly Crull will be in Mesa filing reports, along with CSNChicago.com’s Cubs “Insider” Patrick Mooney providing up-to-the-minute news coverage 24/7 throughout the duration of Cactus League play both online and on-air.
From a White Sox standpoint, SportsNet Central’s White Sox beat reporter Siera Santos will file daily reports from Glendale for SportsNet Central, along with CSNChicago.com White Sox “Insider” Dan Hayes filing the latest White Sox news, player/coaches interviews and more for both Comcast SportsNet and CSNChicago.com throughout spring training. Plus, digital baseball reporter J.J. Stankevitz will also provide additional Cubs and White Sox content from Arizona in the month of March.
From a Twitter perspective, fans are urged to follow Comcast SportsNet’s team of reporters for 24/7 comprehensive WhiteSox/Cubs/MLB updates via Kaplan (@thekapman), Garfien (@ChuckGarfien), Mooney (@CSNMooney), Hayes (@CSNHayes), Crull (@Kelly_Crull), Santos (@SieraSantos), Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz), “WhiteSoxTalk” (@CSNWhiteSox), “CubsTalk” (@CSNCubs) and Comcast SportsNet’s main Twitter handle (@CSNChicago). Plus – CSNChicago.com will provide fans with exclusive video and written feature stories, game previews/recaps, photo slideshows and more so fans on the go can stay on top of the latest MLB spring training news and developments wherever and whenever they occur.
2016 Chicago White Sox & Chicago Cubs Spring Training Schedule
Composite White Sox/Cubs Spring Training Schedule:
- Wed, Mar 16 3:00 pm CUBS at Kansas City Surprise, AZ
- Fri, Mar 18 3:00 pm WHITE SOX vs. CUBS Glendale, AZ
- Sat, Mar 19 3:00 pm WHITE SOX vs. LA Dodgers Glendale, AZ
- Sun, Mar 20 3:00 pm WHITE SOX at Oakland Mesa, AZ
- Mon, Mar 21 3:00 pm WHITE SOX at Cleveland Goodyear, AZ
- Tue, Mar 22 3:00 pm WHITE SOX vs. San Francisco Glendale, AZ
- Wed, Mar 23 3:00 pm CUBS at Texas Surprise, AZ
- Thu, Mar 24 3:00 pm WHITE SOX vs. LA Angels Glendale, AZ
- Fri, Mar 25 3:00 pm CUBS vs. Milwaukee Mesa, AZ
- Sat, Mar 26 2:00 pm WHITE SOX vs. Cincinnati Glendale, AZ
- Sun, Mar 27 3:00 pm CUBS vs. Seattle Mesa, AZ
- Mon, Mar 28 3:00 pm WHITE SOX at Colorado Scottsdale, AZ
- Tue, Mar 29 3:00 pm CUBS vs. Oakland Mesa, AZ
- Wed, Mar 30 3:00 pm WHITE SOX at Cincinnati Goodyear, AZ
- Thu, Mar 31 7:00 pm CUBS vs. NY Mets Las Vegas, NV
White Sox Spring Training Schedule:
Fri, Mar 18 3:00 pm WHITE SOX vs. CUBS Glendale, AZ
Sat, Mar 19 3:00 pm WHITE SOX vs. LA Dodgers Glendale, AZ
Sun, Mar 20 3:00 pm WHITE SOX at Oakland Mesa, AZ
Mon, Mar 21 3:00 pm WHITE SOX at Cleveland Goodyear, AZ
Tue, Mar 22 3:00 pm WHITE SOX vs. San Francisco Glendale, AZ
Thu, Mar 24 3:00 pm WHITE SOX vs. LA Angels Glendale, AZ
Sat, Mar 26 2:00 pm WHITE SOX vs. Cincinnati Glendale, AZ
Mon, Mar 28 3:00 pm WHITE SOX at Colorado Scottsdale, AZ
Wed, Mar 30 3:00 pm WHITE SOX at Cincinnati Goodyear, AZ
Cubs Spring Training Schedule:
Wed, Mar 16 3:00 pm CUBS at Kansas City Surprise, AZ
Wed, Mar 23 3:00 pm CUBS at Texas Surprise, AZ
Fri, Mar 25 3:00 pm CUBS vs. Milwaukee Mesa, AZ
Sun, Mar 27 3:00 pm CUBS vs. Seattle Mesa, AZ
Tue, Mar 29 3:00 pm CUBS vs. Oakland Mesa, AZ
Thu, Mar 31 7:00 pm CUBS vs. NY Mets Las Vegas, NV
All Times Central Time
All Game Produced in High-Definition (HD)
Schedule Subject to Change
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