FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 26th, 2020
“BASEBALL NIGHT IN CHICAGO” WITH HOST LEILA RAHIMI RETURNS TO NBC SPORTS CHICAGO MONDAY, JUNE 29 AT 6:30 PM CT
Chicago, IL (June 26, 2020) – NBC Sports Chicago has announced Baseball Night in Chicago presented by Jet’s Pizza, the network’s topic-driven local/national baseball discussion program, will return for its third season beginning Monday, June 29 at 6:30 PM CT. The half-hour program will air weeknights at 6:30 PM CT leading up the start of the 2020 MLB season. Once the season commences, Baseball Night in Chicago will then shift to airing on Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 PM (or additional varied times depending on the schedule), leading into NBC Sports Chicago’s White Sox game night coverage. NOTE: Baseball Night in Chicago will also stream live to authenticated NBC Sports Chicago subscribers at NBCSportsChicago.com/WatchLive.
Baseball Night in Chicago presented by Jet’s Pizza will once again be hosted by NBC Sports Chicago’s Leila Rahimi (@leilarahimi), who will be joined by a rotation of the network’s White Sox and Cubs experts including 2005 White Sox World Series championship manager/White Sox analyst Ozzie Guillen (@OzzieGuillen), SportsTalk Live host/Cubs expert David Kaplan (@thekapman), White Sox expert/multi-platform host Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien), new Cubs “Insider” Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub), new White Sox “Insider” Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge), new Cubs digital reporter/producer Maddie Lee (@maddie_m_lee), veteran White Sox digital reporter/producer Vinnie Duber (@VinnieDuber), along with a variety of White Sox & Cubs players/coaches/front office execs, plus national baseball experts and special guests from coast-to-coast.
Baseball Night in Chicago will also have a heavy emphasis on viewer social media interaction that will prompt fans to chime in with their thoughts on the top issues of the day. Fans can submit their Baseball Night in Chicago comments and questions directly to the network’s team-specific Twitter handles for the White Sox (@NBCSWhiteSox) and Cubs (@NBCSCubs) with select fan comments/questions to be addressed on the show.
NOTES: SportsTalk Live presented by The Chevy Silverado will return to its regular 6:00 PM CT weeknight time slot beginning Monday, June 29. For the latest news, analysis, team/league updates and team-specific podcasts, fans are urged to visit NBCSportsChicago.com or download the “MyTeams by NBC Sports” app.
NBC Sports Chicago, a partnership between the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago White Sox (MLB) and the NBC Sports Group, features over 275 live pro games in high definition each year. In addition, NBC Sports Chicago delivers extensive pre/post-game coverage for its core pro team partners, as well as Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs multi-platform coverage, plus – local sports discussion programs that includes SportsTalk Live, and massive cross-platform coverage provided by the network’s growing digital platform, NBCSportsChicago.com, the “MyTeams by NBC Sports” app, and its variety of fan-focused social media outlets. Fans can follow the network on Twitter via @NBCSChicago.
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