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 Thursday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m., Comcast SportsNet’s David Kaplan hosts an exclusive one-on-one interview with former Cy Young award winner/current White Sox game analyst Steve Stone. Regarded as one of the best analysts in all of baseball, Stone, an 11-year MLB starting pitching standout (including three with the White Sox and three with the Cubs) enjoyed his best year in the big leagues in 1980 with the Baltimore Orioles, as he took home the AL Cy Young award for his brilliant 25-7 record and stellar 3.23 ERA in over 250 IP. In this edition of “Inside Look,” Stone discusses everything from his family and childhood growing up in Ohio, his impressive college career at Kent State, his MLB career and the quick post-playing career transition to broadcasting, his memorable days with the late Harry Caray, to eventually joining the White Sox broadcast booth, and much more.
In addition, viewers are urged to check out 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 Steve Stone on the following dates/times: Sat, June 18 at 3:00 p.m. - Mon, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. (on CSN+HD) - Tue, June 21 at 4:00 p.m. - Wed, June 22 at 9:30 p.m. (on CSN+HD) - Sun, June 26 at 12 noon (on CSN+HD) - Mon, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. - Tue, June 28 at 2:00 p.m. - Wed, June 29 at 10:30 p.m. (on CSN+HD) & Thu, June 30 at 4:00 p.m. (Schedule subject to change).
Note the following quotes from Inside Look with Steve Stone presented by Cadillac premiering Thursday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet:
Stone on working with the legendary Harry Caray:
“He had a great idea of the absurdity of a lot of the games. He had a wonderful sense of humor. He knew when to speak for the game and when the game could speak for itself. He was a showman. He realized it has to be fun and when your team was down 7-1, in order to keep them, he was going to come up with some sort of lunacy. I learned that you have to be entertaining. You have to be prepared. To keep an audience, you have to be entertaining. You have to keep people watching you…nobody was better at that than Harry Caray.”
Stone on his departure from the Cubs broadcast booth:
“I went on…there was life after the Cubs. I really thought I was going to be there my whole career. It just didn’t work out that way. It happens to a lot of people.”
Stone on calling games for the White Sox:
“I love the city of Chicago. I love baseball. My two partners - Hawk Harrelson and Jason Benetti - are interesting. Both are completely different in their approach to the game and I adjust to both of them. I get to do Major League Baseball…can you think of anything better than being paid to come to the ballpark every day…in a city you truly love…and call a game you have lived with your whole life?”