“Inside Look presented by Cadillac,” hosted by Comcast SportsNet’s Chuck Garfien,
featuring Harold Baines to debut Wednesday, August 26 at 8:00 PM CT
CSNChicago.com to provide additional web-exclusive coverage of ‘Inside Look,’ including extended video clips
Chicago, IL (August 24, 2015) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, continues to delve into the lives of some of the biggest names in Chicago sports with its candid, monthly, one-on-one interview series Inside Look presented by Cadillac.
Debuting Wednesday, August 26 at 8:00 PM CT, Comcast SportsNet’s Chuck Garfienhosts an exclusive one-on-one interview with Chicago White Sox legend/current assistant hitting coach HAROLD BAINES. Regarded as one of the all-time White Sox greats, Baines, a 22-year MLB slugging standout, who spent 14 seasons with the White Sox as a player and is currently in his 12th season as a White Sox coach, discusses everything from the team’s glorious 1983 “Winning Ugly” division winning season, his thoughts on playing during the steroid era, his Hall of Fame chances, how he always kept his emotions in check, his life as a coach, and much more.
In addition, viewers are urged to check out Comcast SportsNet’s website, CSNChicago.com, for additional interview content never before seen on TV. Fans will also be able to watch every Inside Look guest interview online after it debuts on Comcast SportsNet. Comcast SportsNet will also re-air Inside Look with Harold Baines on the following dates/times: Fri , Aug. 28 at 11:30 PM - Sat, Aug. 29 at 5:00 PM - Sun, Aug. 30 at 12 noon - Thu, Sept. 3 at 3:30 PM (on CSN+HD) - Fri, Sept. 4 at 5:00 PM (on CSN+HD) - The, Sept. 8 at 3:30 PM (on CSN+HD) - Sun, Sept. 13 at 12 noon & Tue, Sept. 15 at 11:30 PM (on CSN+HD). (Schedule subject to change).
Note the following quotes from Inside Look with Harold Baines presented by Cadillac premiering Wednesday, August 26 at 8:00 PM on Comcast SportsNet:
Baines on his 1983 game-winning/division-clinching sacrifice fly scoring Julio Cruz:
“That was my most fun time on a baseball field. I’m emotional about my kids, but in baseball, I am not emotional about it because it is a job. Once we got in the locker room, and with the champagne, it was a little different.”
Baines on how he always kept his emotions in check:
“Baseball was a sanctuary. It is a job. I took it as a job. If you take it as a job, you have to be focused on everything that you do. I don’t believe in fakeness. Go back to how I was raised, we were raised to get the job done and go on to your next task and that is what I tried to do.”
Baines on playing in the steroid era with A’s teammates Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire:
“They were already big when I got there. I knew my number…I would never hit 40 (home runs), I would be in the 20s. How far they were hitting them was unusual in baseball. I was there, but I never saw it.”
Baines on his chances of being inducted into the Hall of Fame:
“It is out of my hands, so I can’t dwell on stuff like that. My numbers are good as some in the Hall of Fame, but from what they tell me, DH isn’t a position. They don’t respect the DH slot at all. You have to ask the writers because it is definitely part of the game—the AL anyway. The position that I played is not respected throughout baseball.”