FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

COMCAST SPORTSNET ANNOUNCES ITS 2015 WHITE SOX AND CUBS SPRING TRAINING ON-AIR/ONLINE COVERAGE SCHEDULE

FIRST GAME TO FEATURE CUBS vs. A’s…LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS! (Friday, March 13 at 7:00 PM CT)

15 GAMES IN 15 DAYS begins Thursday, March 19!

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 17, 2015) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the 2015 Chicago White Sox and 2015 Chicago Cubs, will provide baseball fans with one of the network’s biggest line-ups of LIVE spring training games to date starting off with a special primetime Cubs telecast live from Las Vegas, NV vs. the Oakland Athletics on Friday, March 13 at 7:00 PM CT, which will then be followed by “15 Games in 15 Days” (nine White Sox and six Cubs) beginning Thursday, March 19.

Every Comcast SportsNet spring training telecast will be presented in HD featuring the announcing tandem of Ken “Hawk” Harrelson and Steve Stone for White Sox games with the announcing duo of Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies handling all Cubs telecasts.  For the second-straight Cactus League season, every Comcast SportsNet Cubs or 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 CSN’s first spring training telecast of the season featuring the Cubs vs. Athletics live from Cashman Field in Las Vegas on March 13, Comcast SportsNet will begin its “15 Games in 15 Days” 2015 spring training schedule starting with the Cubs taking on the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, March 19 at 8:30 PM CT live from Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, AZ.

Then, the very next day, Comcast SportsNet’s White Sox spring training telecast schedule opens up in a big way as the southsiders take on the northside rival Cubs on Friday, March 20 at 3:00 PM CT live from Camelback Ranch in Glendale, AZ.  Additional Cubs opponents on this year’s spring training schedule include San Diego (Mar. 22), Seattle (Mar. 25), WHITE SOX (Mar. 27), San Francisco (Mar. 30) and Milwaukee (Apr. 1).  Additional White Sox opponents on this year’s spring training schedule include Kansas City (Mar. 21), San Diego (Mar. 23), Colorado (Mar. 24), LA Dodgers (Mar. 26 & 31), Oakland (Mar. 28), Cleveland (Mar. 29) and Arizona (Apr. 2).  NOTE: See attached schedule for Comcast SportsNet’s complete 2015 White Sox & Cubs spring training telecast schedule.

Starting this week…Comcast SportsNet’s SportsTalk Live, SportsNet Central 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 Kelly Crull will be in Mesa filing reports through Feb. 26.  Cubs Pre/Postgame Live host David Kaplan begins his Cubs coverage in late March for both SportsTalk Live and SportsNet Central.  From a digital standpoint, CSNChicago.com’s Cubs “Insider” Patrick Mooney will have up-to-the-minute news coverage 24/7 throughout the duration of Cactus League play.

From a White Sox standpoint, White Sox Pre/Postgame Live host Chuck Garfien will file daily reports from Camelback Ranch in Glendale for SportsTalk Live and SportsNet Central at the start of camp with SportsNet Central’s Jen Lada taking over the Sox beat in mid-March.  For CSNChicago.com, White Sox “Insider” Dan Hayes will file 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 (@DanHayesCSN), Lada (@JenLada), Crull (@kcru11), Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz), “WhiteSoxTalk” (@WhiteSoxCSN), “CubsTalk” (@CubsCSN) 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.

 

 

COMCAST SPORTSNET

2015 Chicago White Sox & Chicago Cubs Spring Training Schedule

Composite White Sox/Cubs Spring Training Schedule:

  1. Fri, Mar. 13   7:00 pm        CUBS vs. Oakland                  Las Vegas, NV
  2. Thu, Mar. 19 8:30 pm        CUBS at Arizona                     Scottsdale, AZ
  3. Fri, Mar 20    3:00 pm        WHITE SOX vs. CUBS           Glendale, AZ
  4. Sat, Mar 21  3:00 pm        WHITE SOX vs. Kansas City    Glendale, AZ
  5. Sun, Mar 22   3:00 pm      CUBS vs. San Diego               Mesa, AZ
  6. Mon, Mar 23  3:00 pm       WHITE SOX at San Diego      Peoria, AZ
  7. Tue, Mar 24   3:00 pm       WHITE SOX vs. Colorado        Glendale, AZ
  8. Wed, Mar 25 9:00 pm       CUBS at SEATTLE                 Peoria, AZ
  9. Thu, Mar 26 3:00 pm        WHITE SOX vs. LA Dodgers Glendale, AZ
  10. Fri, Mar 27   3:00 pm        CUBS vs. WHITE SOX           Mesa, AZ
  11. Sat, Mar 28 3:00 pm        WHITE SOX vs. Oakland         Glendale, AZ
  12. Sun, Mar 29   3:00 pm     WHITE SOX at Cleveland       Goodyear, AZ
  13. Mon, Mar 30  3:00 pm       CUBS vs. San Francisco        Mesa, AZ
  14. Tue, Mar 31   3:00 pm       WHITE SOX at LA Dodgers     Glendale, AZ
  15. Wed, Apr 1    3:00 pm       CUBS vs. Milwaukee              Mesa, AZ
  16. Thu, Apr 2    2:00 pm        WHITE SOX @ Arizona          Scottsdale, AZ

White Sox Spring Training Schedule:

  1. Fri, Mar 20    3:00 pm          WHITE SOX vs. CUBS           Glendale, AZ
  2. Sat, Mar 21  3:00 pm          WHITE SOX vs. Kansas City    Glendale, AZ
  3. Mon, Mar 23  3:00 pm         WHITE SOX at San Diego      Peoria, AZ
  4. Tue, Mar 24   3:00 pm         WHITE SOX vs. Colorado        Glendale, AZ
  5. Thu, Mar 26 3:00 pm           WHITE SOX vs. LA Dodgers Glendale, AZ
  6. Sat, Mar 28    3:00 pm        WHITE SOX vs. Oakland         Glendale, AZ
  7. Sun, Mar 29   3:00 pm        WHITE SOX at Cleveland       Goodyear, AZ
  8. Tue, Mar 31   3:00 pm        WHITE SOX at LA Dodgers     Glendale, AZ
  9. Thu, Apr 2    2:00 pm          WHITE SOX @ Arizona          Scottsdale, AZ

Cubs Spring Training Schedule:

  1. Fri, Mar. 13     7:00 pm        CUBS vs. Oakland                  Las Vegas, NV
  2. Thu, Mar. 19   8:30 pm        CUBS at Arizona                     Scottsdale, AZ
  3. Sun, Mar 22   3:00 pm        CUBS vs. San Diego               Mesa, AZ
  4. Wed, Mar 25 9:00 pm        CUBS at SEATTLE                 Peoria, AZ
  5. Fri, Mar 27      3:00 pm        CUBS vs. WHITE SOX           Mesa, AZ
  6. Mon, Mar 30  3:00 pm        CUBS vs. San Francisco        Mesa, AZ
  7. Wed, Apr 1    3:00 pm        CUBS vs. Milwaukee              Mesa, AZ

 

All Times Central Time

All Game Produced in High-Definition (HD)

Schedule Subject to Change

Visit CSNChicago.com for more extensive 2015 White Sox & Cubs coverage all season long.

 

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