FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 31st, 2017
CSN PHILLIES SEASON OPENER NOTES
CSN Philadelphia will air the Phillies Season Opener on Monday, April 3 at 4 p.m. when the team takes on the Cincinnati Reds. Phillies Pregame Live with Michael Barkann, Ricky Bottalico, Ben Davis, Marshall Harris and Jim Salisbury hits the air at 3 p.m. Phillies Postgame Live airs immediately afterwards.
NBC10/Telemundo will air the home opener on Friday, April 7, when the Phillies take on the Washington Nationals. Game time is 3 p.m. Phillies Pregame Live begins at 2 p.m. on CSN, with Marshall Harris, Ricky Bottalico, Tommy Greene, Jim Salisbury and Sarah Baicker live from Citizens Bank Park. Phillies Postgame Live airs immediately following the game on CSN.
New Broadcast Team:
Former Phillie John Kruk joins the broadcast team of Tom McCarthy, Ben Davis, Mike Schmidt and Gregg Murphy for the 2017 season. Kruk, a three-time All Star for the Phillies, and a member of their Wall of Fame, will make his regular season broadcast debut on Monday, April 3 against the Cincinnati Reds.
During the 2017 MLB season, CSN and TCN will live stream all Philadelphia Phillies games – along with game-day shows Phillies Pregame Live and Phillies Postgame Live – on CSNPhilly.com and via the NBC Sports app.
The live-streaming service will be available at no additional cost to authenticated CSN Philadelphia and TCN Philadelphia subscribers. Authenticated subscribers will have the ability to access Phillies games when traveling outside of their region, provided they are within the U.S. The service is provided as an added value, and is available to all video distributors of CSN Philadelphia and TCN Philadelphia. The NBC Sports app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
At The Yard with Jim Salisbury:
Introducing a new podcast At The Yard with Jim Salisbury where each week during the season Phillies Insider Jim Salisbury will share an exclusive interview with current or former players and coaches, or share his knowledgeable thoughts around the Phillies. Guests have already included Dusty Wathan and Larry Anderson. This and all other CSN podcasts are available on iTunes, Android, Audioboom or can be found at csnphilly.com/podcasts.
Opening Day Watch Party:
CSN Philly hosts a Phillies Opening Day Watch Party at XFINITY Live! on Monday, April 3 at 2:30 p.m.
o The first 500 fans will receive a free cheesesteak and drink. Fans can also enjoy free hotdogs, games and incredible giveaways including: John Kruk autographed jersey, Phillies tickets, Phillies swag, Xfinity Live! Gift cards and other great prizes.
o Come out to meet the Phillie Phanatic, former Phillies Tommy Greene and Milt Thompson.
o Bring your friends and families and enjoy the game, free food and fun.