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CSN to debut Inside Look: Steve Stone tonight

CSN to debut Inside Look: Steve Stone tonight

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?”

White Sox Talk Podcast: Memories of Old Comiskey Park

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Memories of Old Comiskey Park

For many White Sox fans, Comiskey Park was their introduction to White Sox baseball when they were young. Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey, and Chris Kamka share their memories of the old ballpark. Among them: Chuck talks about seeing Al Cowens charge Ed Farmer on the mound in 1980 creating a bench clearing brawl, Ryan tells the story about catching a Mike Greenwell foul ball, Chuck talks about being there for the 1983 All-Star Game, they discuss the final game ever played there and read favorite memories sent in by White Sox fans.

You can listen to the whole thing right here, or in the embedded player below.

8:26 - Chuck talks about seeing Al Cowens charge Ed Farmer on the mound in 1980 creating a bench clearing brawl.

10:11 - Ryan tells the story about catching a Mike Greenwell foul ball.

12:49 - Chuck talks about being there for the 1983 All-Star Game

15:11 - The guys talk about the final game ever played there.

16:44 - The guys read favorite memories sent in by White Sox fans.

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'White Sox to the Letter'

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'White Sox to the Letter'

Inspired by Ogden Nash’s 1949 poem “A Lineup for Yesterday”

 

A is for A.J.

Once punched in the face

If strike three ain’t caught

He’ll steal first base

 

B is for Baines

Who’s known to speak gently

When asked if he’ll homer

He said, “Evidently!”

 

C for Comiskey

The old baseball yard

When it was torn down

I took it quite hard

 

D is for Donkey

I mean Adam Dunn

He’d strike out or walk

Or hit a home run

 

E is for Eloy

He isn’t here yet

Though an All-Star career

Is still a good bet

 

F is for Fisk

The incomparable Pudge

From his perch behind home

Not an inch he would budge

 

G is for Gold

G is for Glove

Aparicio is

Who I’m thinking of

 

H is for Hawk

Unforgettable voice

Stretch! Dadgummit!

And don’t stop now boys!

 

I for Iguchi

Second base man

Won World Series

Returned to Japan

 

J is for Jackson

The legend still grows

A home run or touchdown

Only Bo knows

 

K is for Kopech

Speed, he has plenty

He’ll pile up strikeouts

In two thousand twenty

 

L is for Luke

Old Aches and Pains

Hit .388

That record remains

 

M is for Mark

As in Mister Buehrle

When he takes the mound

The game will end early

 

N is for no-no

Wilson Alvarez, Humber

Two by Mark Buehrle

Too many to number

 

O for Orestes

Miñoso’s real name

Not in the Hall

And that’s a real shame

 

P is for Paulie

He gave it his all

At the championship rally

Gave Jerry the ball

 

Q for Quintana

Kept coming up short

Only because

Of no run support

 

R is for Richie

But please call him Dick

A dangerous man

When he’s swinging the stick

 

S is for shoes

Which were not worn by Joe

In 1919

Please say it ain’t so

 

T is for Thomas

Amazing career

He went to the Hall

And brewed Big Hurt Beer

 

U for Uribe

He played everywhere

When the ball left his bat

Hands waved in the air

 

V is for Veeck

He knew how to sell

Fireworks, promotions

And Eddie Gaedel

 

W is for William

Or Bill; He was Beltin’

So hot was the corner

Third baseman was Melton

 

X is for Fox

At least the last letter

Among second basemen

Nobody was better

 

Y is for Yolmer

He has sneaky power

The master of giving

A Gatorade shower

 

Z is for Zisk

And others I missed

Unable to fit

In my White Sox list