FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 9th, 2017

CSN ANNOUNCES ITS 2017 CHICAGO WHITE SOX & CHICAGO CUBS SPRING TRAINING CROSS-PLATFORM COVERAGE DETAILS

In-Depth Cactus League Coverage throughout February/March on ‘SportsTalk Live,’ ‘In the Loop’ and CSNChicago.com begins MONDAY!

15 LIVE CACTUS LEAGUE GAMES: first WHITE SOX spring game on Tuesday, March 14 against Seattle; first game featuring the World Series Champion CUBS on Wednesday, March 15 vs. Arizona… plus, CSN to carry CUBS at WHITE SOX spring crosstown battle on Friday, March 17!

Chicago, IL (February 9, 2017) – CSN Chicago (CSN), the home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the 2017 Chicago White Sox and the defending World Series Champion 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 cross-platform coverage to date.

Starting this coming Monday, February 13, CSN’s In the Loop will be provide nightly “Spring Training Reports” presented by Abt Electronics, Appliances and More on its 6:30 PM, 10:00 and 10:30 PM editions, plus SportsTalk Live and CSNChicago.com will also provide fans with the very latest White Sox and Cubs news and player updates daily throughout Cactus League play.  From a Cubs standpoint, CSN Cubs beat reporter Kelly Crull will be in Mesa filing reports, while White Sox Pre/Postgame Live host Chuck Garfien will file reports from Glendale.  In addition, CSNChicago.com’s Cubs “Insider” Patrick Mooney and Cubs digital reporter Tony Andracki will deliver up-to-the-minute Cubs news coverage and CSNChicago.com White Sox “Insider” Dan Hayes and White Sox digital baseball reporter J.J. Stankevitz will all provide 24/7 respective beat coverage throughout spring training.

CSN’s extensive 15-game spring training telecast schedule (nine White Sox and six Cubs) gets underway with the White Sox traveling to face the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, March 14 at 3:00 PM CT from the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, AZ, which will be followed the very next night by the network’s first Cubs spring training telecast as they’ll host the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, March 15 at 9:00 PM CT at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.  Plus, viewers can also look forward to a special St. Patrick’s Day afternoon Cubs at White Sox crosstown battle on Friday, March 17 at 2:00 PM CT.  White Sox and Cubs spring training baseball game telecasts on CSN are presented by Knauz Autopark, located at Route 41 in Lake Bluff, IL.

Every CSN spring training game telecast will be presented in HD featuring second-year 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.  In addition, SportsTalk Live presented by The Chevy Silverado, hosted by David Kaplan (Monday-Friday at 5:30 PM or 6:00 PM) and CSN’s brand new social media-focused local sports entertainment program In the Loop (at 6:30 PM presented by Comcast Business, 10:00 PM & 10:30 PM presented by GMC) 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 15 Cubs vs. Arizona game, additional opponents on this year’s Cubs spring training schedule include Kansas City (Mar. 19), Cincinnati (Mar. 22 from Goodyear, AZ & Mar. 25 from Las Vegas, NV), San Francisco (Mar. 28), and Houston (Mar. 31 from Houston, TX).  Additional White Sox opponents on this year’s spring training schedule include San Francisco (Mar. 20 & 26), Cincinnati (Mar. 23), Oakland (Mar. 24), LA Dodgers (Mar. 27), San Diego (Mar. 29), and Milwaukee (Apr. 1 from Milwaukee, WI).  NOTE: See attached schedule for CSN’s complete 2017 White Sox & Cubs spring training telecast schedule.

ALSO — new in 2017…fans of both teams can enjoy weekly podcasts from our various CSN personalities during their time in Arizona.  Garfien, Hayes and Stankevitz will all be featured on the White Sox Talk Podcast as Crull, Mooney and Andracki lead the way for CSN’s Cubs Talk Podcast. Listeners can also look forward to interviews with players and coaches, along with perspective from other members of the media.  Fans can visit the following link to listen to the very latest Cubs/Sox news and perspective all season long: https://audioboom.com/channel/csn-chicago.

From a Twitter perspective, fans are urged to follow CSN’s team of reporters for 24/7 comprehensive WhiteSox/Cubs/MLB updates via Garfien (@ChuckGarfien), Crull (@Kelly_Crull), Mooney (@CSNMooney), Hayes (@CSNHayes), Andracki (@TonyAndracki23), Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz), “WhiteSoxTalk” (@CSNWhiteSox), “CubsTalk” (@CSNCubs) and CSN’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.

CSN CHICAGO
2017 Chicago White Sox & Chicago Cubs Spring Training Schedule 

Composite White Sox/Cubs Spring Training Schedule:

  1. Tue, Mar 14    3:00 pm            WHITE SOX at Seattle                     Peoria, AZ
  2. Wed, Mar 15   9:00 pm            CUBS vs. Arizona                             Mesa, AZ
  3. Fri, Mar 17       2:00 pm            WHITE SOX vs. CUBS                      Glendale, AZ
  4. Sun, Mar 19     9:00 pm            CUBS vs. Kansas City                       Mesa, AZ
  5. Mon, Mar 20  3:00 pm            WHITE SOX vs. San Francisco        Glendale, AZ
  6. Wed, Mar 22   8:00 pm            CUBS at Cincinnati                          Goodyear, AZ
  7. Thu, Mar 23    3:00 pm            WHITE SOX vs. Cincinnati              Glendale, AZ
  8. Fri, Mar 24       3:00 pm            WHITE SOX at Oakland                   Mesa, AZ
  9. Sat, Mar 25     3:00 pm            CUBS vs. Cincinnati                         Las Vegas, NV
  10. Sun, Mar 26     3:00 pm            WHITE SOX vs. San Francisco        Glendale, AZ
  11. Mon, Mar 27   3:00 pm            WHITE SOX at LA Dodgers             Glendale, AZ
  12. Tue, Mar 28    3:00 pm            CUBS vs. San Francisco                  Mesa, AZ
  13. Wed, Mar 29  2:00 pm            WHITE SOX vs. San Diego              Glendale, AZ
  14. Fri, Mar 31       1:00 pm            CUBS at Houston                             Houston, TX
  15. Sat, Apr 1         1:00 pm            WHITE SOX at Milwaukee              Milwaukee, WI

White Sox Spring Training Schedule:
Tue, Mar 14            3:00 pm            WHITE SOX at Seattle                     Peoria, AZ
Fri, Mar 17              2:00 pm            WHITE SOX vs. CUBS                      Glendale, AZ
Mon, Mar 20          3:00 pm            WHITE SOX vs. San Francisco        Glendale, AZ
Thu, Mar 23            3:00 pm            WHITE SOX vs. Cincinnati              Glendale, AZ
Fri, Mar 24              3:00 pm            WHITE SOX at Oakland                   Mesa, AZ
Sun, Mar 26            3:00 pm            WHITE SOX vs. San Francisco        Glendale, AZ
Mon, Mar 27          3:00 pm            WHITE SOX at LA Dodgers             Glendale, AZ
Wed, Mar 29          2:00 pm            WHITE SOX vs. San Diego              Glendale, AZ
Sat, Apr 1                1:00 pm            WHITE SOX at Milwaukee              Milwaukee, WI

Cubs Spring Training Schedule:
Wed, Mar 15          9:00 pm            CUBS vs. Arizona                             Mesa, AZ
Sun, Mar 19            9:00 pm            CUBS vs. Kansas City                       Mesa, AZ
Wed, Mar 22          8:00 pm            CUBS at Cincinnati                          Goodyear, AZ
Sat, Mar 25             3:00 pm            CUBS vs. Cincinnati                         Las Vegas, NV
Tue, Mar 28            3:00 pm            CUBS vs. San Francisco                  Mesa, AZ
Fri, Mar 31              1:00 pm            CUBS at Houston                             Houston, TX

All Times Central Time
All Game Produced in High-Definition (HD)
Schedule Subject to Change
Visit CSNChicago.com for more extensive 2017 White Sox & Cubs coverage all season long.

 

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