FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
CSN CHICAGO TO TELEVISE EIGHT CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS (WHITE SOX AAA AFFILIATE) GAMES IN MAY/JUNE
CSN to provide viewers with an early look at future White Sox stars MONCADA, GIOLITO, LOPEZ, FULLMER, DELMONICO, BURDI & many more!
First CSN telecast – Wednesday, May 3 at 10:00 AM CT!
Chicago, IL (April 26, 2017) – CSN Chicago (CSN), the home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago White Sox, has announced it will be carrying eight games showcasing the Charlotte Knights, the White Sox AAA affiliate. The Knights feature a number of rising stars in the White Sox organization including Yoan Moncada (ranked #2 overall in Baseball America’s 2017 “Top 100 Prospects”), Lucas Giolito (ranked #25), Reynaldo Lopez (ranked #31), along with Carson Fulmer, Nicky Delmonico, and Downers Grove native Zack Burdi. CSN will carry the first of its eight Knights home game telecasts on Wednesday, May 3 – LIVE at 10:00 AM CT, as the Knights host their International League/South Division rival, the Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles AAA affiliate).
“The White Sox have sent us an outstanding roster of prospects this season,” said Charlotte Knights Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Dan Rajkowski. “We’re thrilled that CSN Chicago will be airing several of our games to showcase that talent while also giving viewers an extended look at BB&T Ballpark and the city of Charlotte.”
“We’re thrilled to be able to showcase many of the finest prospects in all of baseball to our dedicated White Sox fan base,” added Greg Bowman, VP of Programming at CSN Chicago. “This is definitely an exciting time to look at what the future holds on the southside and we’d like to thank both the Chicago White Sox and Charlotte Knights for helping us make this unique opportunity become a reality.”
CSN’s airing of Knights AAA baseball features veteran Knights play-by-play announcer Matt Swierad (game analyst TBA). Produced by the Knights in-stadium production team, every Knights telecast on CSN will also be delivered in a high-definition format.
Fans are also urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s “WhiteSoxTalk” section (CSNChicago.com/white-sox) for the latest progress reports on all the White Sox prospects at AAA Charlotte throughout the season, along with 24/7 coverage on Twitter @CSNWhiteSox. In addition, the popular “White Sox Talk PODCAST” (presented by Wintrust) with White Sox Pre/Postgame Live host Chuck Garfien and an array of special guests, features in-depth White Sox minor league reports, including the latest news on all the key prospects at AAA Charlotte, each and every week throughout the season. Fans can download all of CSN’s podcasts at CSNChicago.com/podcasts and simply subscribe to them via iTunes, Google Play or Stitcher. The podcasts can be played on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.
2017 Charlotte Knights (White Sox AAA) telecast schedule
- Wed, May 3 10:00 am vs. Norfolk (Orioles) LIVE
- Thu, May 4 6:00 pm vs. Norfolk (Orioles) LIVE
- Sun, May 7 1:00 pm vs. Gwinnett (Braves) SDD – 7:00pm on CSN
- Sat, May 27 6:00 pm vs. Buffalo (Blue Jays) LIVE
- Sun, May 28 6:00 pm vs. Buffalo (Blue Jays) SDD – 7:00pm on CSN
- Thu, June 15 6:00 pm vs. Louisville (Reds) LIVE
- Sat, June 17 6:00 pm vs. Indianapolis (Pirates) LIVE on CSN+HD
- Sun, June 18 1:00 pm vs. Indianapolis (Pirates) SDD – 7:00pm on CSN
All Times Central Time
All Game Produced in High-Definition (HD)
SDD – Same Day Delay
Schedule Subject to Change
Visit CSNChicago.com for more extensive 2017 White Sox coverage all season long
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