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ryno4ever Jun 20th 2008 12:12 am

Crosstown Classic Notes
 
Please note that on Comcast Sportsnet, Friday will be Len and Bob's coverage, Saturday will be Hawk and Dj. Sunday night will be an ESPN game.

WGN will cover the Cubs side of the game on saturday

Upcoming Singers for the stretch:

Friday - June 20 Kenny Chesney
Saturday - June 21 Pete Wentz & Fall Out Boy
Sunday - June 22 Rob Reiner

ryno4ever Jun 20th 2008 12:19 am

Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the first place Chicago Cubs and first place Chicago White Sox, is ready once again to jump start the annual “Crosstown Classic” rivalry in a big way with LIVE coverage of the first game of the series on Friday, June 20 as a “Cubs” telecast (1:20pm first pitch) and the second game on Saturday, June 21 as a “White Sox” telecast (12 noon first pitch) in crystal-clear HD. In addition, Comcast SportsNet will air extended pre and post-game shows for both games, expanded coverage on SportsNite throughout the entire weekend, along with some special programming that will definitely please fans of both teams.

FRIDAY, JUNE 20: Comcast SportsNet’s “Crosstown Classic” programming line-up begins on Friday, June 20 at 11:00 AM with an episode of the acclaimed minor league baseball mini-series Playing for Peanuts followed by Holy Cow: Remembering Harry, a CSN-produced half-hour special on the life of legendary Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray. Beginning at 12 NOON, viewers can look forward to Chevy Crosstown Preview, which will be immediately followed by Lexus Crosstown Pre-Game Live at 12:30 PM. These “expanded” pre-game specials will take place LIVE from Wrigley Field and will be hosted by Pat Boyle and analysts Dan Plesac and Bill Melton featuring live pre-game reports and player interviews. In addition, CSN Cubs announcers Len Kasper and Bob Brenly will be LIVE on the field during the 12 noon show, plus – field reports will be provided by SportsNite’s Chuck Garfien, Josh Mora and Kerry Sayers leading up to first pitch. Special feature pieces in the pre-game shows include the following:

History of the “Crosstown Classic”

Behind-the-scenes look into the CSN Cubs production truck

An original music video written by Chicago crooner John Vincent

First pitch begins at 1:20 PM in HD featuring the Cubs announcing tandem of Len Kasper and Bob Brenly (replay of the game will air at 7:00pm).

First base coach Matt Sinatro will be 'live wired'
High speed shutter camera for close plays at first base

Immediately following the game, CSN will carry Lowe’s Crosstown Post Game Live featuring live post-game press conferences with Lou Piniella and Ozzie Guillen, live locker room interviews with both Cubs and White Sox players and thorough post-game analysis from Plesac and Melton.

SATURDAY, JUNE 21: For the second game of the series on Saturday, June 21, Comcast SportsNet’s coverage day begins at 11:00 AM with Chevy Crosstown Preview, which will be immediately followed by Feldco Crosstown Pre-Game Live at 11:30 AM. These “expanded” pre-game specials will once again take place LIVE from Wrigley Field and will be hosted by Pat Boyle, along with analysts Bill Melton & Dan Plesac and reporters Chuck Garfien, Josh Mora and Kerry Sayers with even more live pre-game reports and player interviews. Special feature pieces in the pre-game shows this day include the following:

History of the Miller Lite billboard feature provided by popular Harry Caray’s bartender Frankie O

“Wrigley would not be Wrigley without…” feature piece from Mark Schanowski

. “Ozzie, say what?” feature on classic lines and moments from the always-entertaining White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen

First pitch begins at 12:00 NOON in HD featuring the White Sox announcing tandem of Ken “Hawk” Harrelson and Darrin Jackson (replay of the game will air at 7:00pm).

White Sox player (TBA) will be 'live wired' during batting practice

High speed shutter camera at first base for close plays

Immediately following the game, CSN will carry U.S. Cellular Crosstown Post Game Live featuring live post-game press conferences with Guillen and Piniella, live locker room interviews with both White Sox and Cubs players and complete post-game analysis from Plesac and Melton.

SUNDAY, JUNE 22: Even though Comcast SportsNet will not carry the White Sox at Cubs finale on Sunday, June 22, the network will still provide viewers with thorough pre-game coverage on SportsNite presented by DEX at 6:30 PM, along with a detailed post-game recap and Cubs/Sox player interviews on Land Rover SportsNite at 10:00 PM and on SportsNite: In-Depth at 10:30 PM.

Note Comcast SportsNet’s full coverage breakdown for this weekend’s White Sox at Cubs “Crosstown Classic” series:

FRIDAY, JUNE 20 on COMCAST SPORTSNET

11:00 AM – Playing for Peanuts – Episode #4 of the popular minor league baseball mini-series featuring Wally Backman

11:30 AM – Holy Cow: Remembering Harry – CSN-produced retrospective on the life of legendary Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray

12:00 PM – Chevy Crosstown Preview – LIVE pre-game coverage featuring Cubs announcers Len Kasper & Bob Brenly

12:30 PM – Lexus Crosstown Pre-Game Live – Hosted by Pat Boyle, Dan Plesac & Bill Melton LIVE from Wrigley Field

1:20 PM – WHITE SOX at CUBS (L) – “Cubs telecast” featuring games announcers Len Kasper & Bob Brenly

4:30 PM – Lowe’s Crosstown Post-Game Live (time approx.) – featuring live post-game press conferences and player interviews

5:30 PM – Chicago Tribune Live presented by Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers – game discussion & analysis

6:30 PM – SportsNite presented by DEX – complete game recap & highlights

7:00 PM – White Sox at Cubs (game replay)

10:00 PM – Land Rover SportsNite – complete recap/highlights from the day in sports

SATURDAY, JUNE 21 on COMCAST SPORTSNET

11:00 AM – Chevy Crosstown Preview – Hosted by Pat Boyle, Dan Plesac & Bill Melton LIVE from Wrigley Field

11:30 AM – Feldco Crosstown Pre-Game Live – More LIVE pre-game coverage from Wrigley Field

12:00 PM – WHITE SOX at CUBS (L) – “White Sox telecast” featuring Ken “Hawk” Harrelson & Darrin Jackson

3:00 PM – U.S. Cellular Crosstown Post-Game Live (time approx.) – featuring live post-game press conferences/player interviews

6:30 PM – SportsNite presented by DEX – complete game recap & highlights

7:00 PM – White Sox at Cubs (game replay)

10:00 PM – Land Rover SportsNite – complete recap/highlights from the day in sports

SUNDAY, JUNE 22 on COMCAST SPORTSNET

6:30 PM – SportsNite presented by DEX – Complete pre-game coverage with live reports from Wrigley Field

10:00 PM – Land Rover SportsNite – Post-game press conferences and player/coaches interviews

10:30 PM – SportsNite: In-Depth – Detailed post-game analysis and a preview of next weekend’s Cubs at Sox series

The second crosstown series this season will take place from U.S. Cellular Field (June 27-29). Comcast SportsNet will provide live coverage of the first game on Friday, June 27 game featuring Cubs announcers. CSN’s coverage details for all three games of this series to be announced next week.

ryno4ever Jun 20th 2008 12:47 am

And on WGN radio tomorrow morning starting at 9am CT, they will be broadcasting live from right outside Wrigley Field. IT WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE so those of you who aren't in the area, check it out as you can get a glimpse of the insanity around Wrigley brought to you via the airwaves...or netwaves! :)

For those who are lucky enough to be able to be there, the WGN setup will be right by the McDonald's parking lot....across from Ernie Banks.

ryno4ever Jun 20th 2008 1:19 am

May I also suggest this would be a good series to record, whether it is on VHS, DVD, TiVo, however, but there is always the unpredictable happening during these series'!

TheBenjamin Jun 20th 2008 9:20 am

i will be going to the game today, and bringing back a W

InfinitePulse Jun 20th 2008 11:23 am

So on Saturday, we have to listen to the radio if we want audio, huh?

TheBenjamin Jun 20th 2008 6:59 pm

unfortunitly thats correct IP, but Cubs won today :D

ryno4ever Jun 20th 2008 10:09 pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by InfinitePulse (Post 54789)
So on Saturday, we have to listen to the radio if we want audio, huh?

Len and Bob should be on WGN and Hawk and DJ will be on Comcast.

ryno4ever Jun 20th 2008 11:01 pm

Just checked WGN's website, they will be covering the Cubs game with Len and Bob on Saturday.

ryno4ever Jun 20th 2008 11:02 pm

http://wgntv.trb.com/sports/baseball/cubs/


Some video/interviews on that link as well as the schedule.... Aramis, Lou, Ozzie, etc. Check it out!

VanMan Jun 20th 2008 11:19 pm

I don't remember when it was, but WGN and CSN decided to have double coverage of the Cubs/Sox series games not broadcast on Fox Saturday Baseball or ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. Usually, the Cubs' duo does one station and the Sox duo does the other, and then switch the next day. Since Len and Bob did CSN and Hawk and DJ did WGN today, they'll do the opposite tomorrow. Sunday, unfortunately, is done by John Miller and Joe Morgan.

SKIPPER 11 Jun 20th 2008 11:35 pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by VanMan (Post 54893)
I don't remember when it was, but WGN and CSN decided to have double coverage of the Cubs/Sox series games not broadcast on Fox Saturday Baseball or ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. Usually, the Cubs' duo does one station and the Sox duo does the other, and then switch the next day. Since Len and Bob did CSN and Hawk and DJ did WGN today, they'll do the opposite tomorrow. Sunday, unfortunately, is done by John Miller and Joe Morgan.



I take it you dont like Miller and Morgan

VanMan Jun 20th 2008 11:51 pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by SKIPPER 11 (Post 54895)
I take it you dont like Miller and Morgan

Not many people on here do. Joe Morgan is so much anti-Cub.

TheBenjamin Jun 21st 2008 8:53 am

WGN for todays game it is

ChiCubs1984 Jun 21st 2008 11:26 am

Joe Morgan. Another clown that needs to be shown the door everytime he comes to Wrigley. He's just ticked off that a Cub broke his records and my opinion a lot better second baseman.

TheBenjamin Jun 21st 2008 11:36 am

Morgan was a great second baseman, one of the best. But you are right, he is an asshat who is mad and jealous that Ryne was far better

SkullKey Jun 21st 2008 3:40 pm

Morgan's an idiot and jackass and I suspect Miller doesn't like him (especially working with him) any more than anybody else.

InfinitePulse Jun 21st 2008 4:11 pm

I will never understand for the life of me why people complain about announcers as if they have some bearing on the outcome of the game...

It's announcers. Two guys in a booth who talk about whatever sport they're covering.

Oh, this guy's anti (insert team here)... who cares?? I'm pretty sure that the players aren't biting their nails worrying about what so and so said about them during the broadcast...

The thing I hate about sports fans is that they find every little thing to bitch about...why don't we go back to Fontenot's hair...

SkullKey Jun 21st 2008 4:16 pm

You're confused and don't care about the subject so why are you commenting?

SkullKey Jun 21st 2008 4:22 pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by InfinitePulse (Post 54972)
I will never understand for the life of me why people complain about announcers as if they have some bearing on the outcome of the game...

[I][I don't believe anybody even alluded that they might have a bearing on the game][/i]

It's announcers. Two guys in a booth who talk about whatever sport they're covering.

[Hopefully well and interestingly. All too often idiotically and quite boringly - and in the case of Morgan and his unfortunate pet - with exclusive coverage. The only option we have.]

Oh, this guy's anti (insert team here)... who cares?? I'm pretty sure that the players aren't biting their nails worrying about what so and so said about them during the broadcast...

[Ask Kent Mercker. Some of us are indignant regarding Morgan's clear and extreme anti-Cub bias ... and his stupidity, Ego and near incompetence.]

The thing I hate about sports fans is that they find every little thing to bitch about...why don't we go back to Fontenot's hair...

[Stop hating and attacking.]

InfinitePulse Jun 21st 2008 4:23 pm

I'm sorry, I wasn't aware that my opinion wasn't allowed. I'll just crawl back into the hole I came from...:rolleyes:

Oh, wait... it must be against the rules of the message board world to have a different view on things... my mistake...:rolleyes:

Wait, maybe I am confused... why don't you explain it to me?:confused:



Stop hating an attacking... who exactly am I hating or attacking? Considering what you've highlighted in bold doesn't actually show any direction or mention to any person in particular... what is it that you're trying to show me? I'm confused, remember?

Think about it... YOU are the one who's "hating and attacking"
Quote:

Morgan's an idiot and jackass
I am so confused right now....:rolleyes:

SkullKey Jun 21st 2008 5:08 pm

" ...I am so confused right now..."

Indeed you are.

We dislike certain jackasses out there who have expressed their dislike of the Cubs. We don't like that. You attack Cub fans for expressing their opinions. It's straight-forward.

Morgan is "an idiot and a jackass". Do you like him?

InfinitePulse Jun 21st 2008 9:33 pm

Who, exactly, did I attack?

This is what I said:
Quote:

I will never understand for the life of me why people complain about announcers as if they have some bearing on the outcome of the game...

It's announcers. Two guys in a booth who talk about whatever sport they're covering.

Oh, this guy's anti (insert team here)... who cares?? I'm pretty sure that the players aren't biting their nails worrying about what so and so said about them during the broadcast...

The thing I hate about sports fans is that they find every little thing to bitch about...why don't we go back to Fontenot's hair...
I don't mention any names. I don't mention any posters.

I didn't even use the words "Cubs Fans".

If you feel offended by what I said, then maybe you take exception to it. That means you feel as if it pertains to you...

If someone said to me, "IP, you are a female with light hair" I wouldn't be offended, because it's not true. It doesn't apply to me... my comments weren't directed in any general direction, they were just comments. If you feel as if you apply to you... well, I can't do anything about that.

Think about it. Stop jumping down my throat because I don't think it's necessary to bash announcers as if this will help my team in any way, shape, or form. This is my opinion. I never told you that your opinion wasn't allowed. I never told you not to complain.

It is MY opinion that it's useless and takes away from the enjoyment of the game.

I feel the same way about the Ozzie bashing... instead of enjoying two action packed wins for the Cubs, I've seen nothing but COMPLAINTS about what the other team's guys have said... In my opinion, that is a dumb thing to do. THINK ABOUT IT. Why allow the other team to take away your joy? Celebrate your team, and don't focus on negativity brought on by the comments of players and managers of other teams.

This is my opinion. I apologize in advance if anyone took exception or offense to that.


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