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CSN to air at least 10 Fire games for 2011 season

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CSN to air at least 10 Fire games for 2011 season

Thursday, March 10, 2011Posted: 1:00 p.m.

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The Chicago Fire announced on Thursday that Comcast SportsNet will return as an official broadcast partner of the Fire for the 2011 season. CSN will broadcast a minimum of 10 games, with six games still to be decided. An additional 8 games will be broadcast by WPWR My50 Chicago.

Comcast SportsNet and WPWR My50 Chicago have been tremendous broadcast partners for the Fire and we are happy to return to their airwaves for another season, said Fire President Julian Posada. CSN and My50 provide extensive coverage to the Fires MLS schedule and are an integral part in the growth and promotion of our club throughout the Chicagoland area.

CSN will kick off it's coverage of the Chicago fire season on Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. when the Fire take on MLS Cup runners-up FC Dallas in Frisco, Texas.

In addition, CSNChicago.com will provide around-the-clock Fire coverage, including game video and highlights.

Were very pleased to bring back Chicago Fire soccer action to our viewers this season, said Greg Bowman, Vice President of Programming for Comcast SportsNet Chicago. With every game being presented in HD, along with numerous games being followed by a post-game show, Fire fans will have plenty to look forward to this MLS season starting March 19th.

Date
Opponent
Time (CT)
TV
319Dallas
7:30CSN
326Kansas City
3:00MY50TELEFUTURA49Seattle3:00CSN
414Portland10:00ESPN2417LA Galaxy
3:00TELEFUTURA423Houston7:30CSN430Colorado8:00MY5057Vancouver7:30CSN514Toronto
6:00CSNTSN2(CANADA)521Philadelphia7:00GALAVISION
528San Jose
7:30CSN64Seattle7:30CSN69Kansas City
9:00ESPN2612Columbus3:00MY50618New England
6:30CSN622Real Salt Lake
7:30MY50626New York
1:00ESPN72Chivas9:00GALAVISION79LA Galaxy
9:30FSC716Portland7:30CSN83Philadelphia8:00MY5087Vancouver6:00GALAVISION813New York
6:30MY50818DC8:00ESPN2821Toronto6:00CSN827Colorado7:30MY50910San Jose
9:30TBA917Chivas3:00TBATELEFUTURA925New England
3:00MY50928Real Salt Lake
8:00TBA101Houston3:00TELEFUTURA1012Dallas7:30TBA1015DC6:30TBA1022Columbus7:30TBA

Kyle Schwarber tops off big 2019 by marrying longtime girlfriend Paige Hartman

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Kyle Schwarber tops off big 2019 by marrying longtime girlfriend Paige Hartman

2019 has been a momentous year for Kyle Schwarber.

On the diamond, Schwarber had a career season, posting career highs in home runs (38) and RBIs (92). Something clicked for him offensively post-All-Star break, as he slashed .280/.366/.631 while hitting 20 homers.

Schwarber topped that off in a big way Saturday, marrying longtime girlfriend Paige Hartman. Take a look at some visuals from the event:

Here's to a lifetime of happiness for the couple!

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Rick Hahn 'intrigued' by offseason talks White Sox are involved in

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Rick Hahn 'intrigued' by offseason talks White Sox are involved in

The baseball offseason is moving at a quicker pace than recent years and White Sox general manager Rick Hahn is among those happy to see that.

Hahn and the White Sox contributed to that quick start to the offseason by signing Yasmani Grandal on Nov. 21. He said he prefers that in an interview with Bruce Levine and Matt Spiegel on 670 The Score on Saturday.

Hahn also gave an update on the team’s offseason.

“We still have work to do, but at the same time we’re obviously quite pleased to have added Yasmani Grandal, much to no one’s surprise bringing back Jose Abreu and we’re intrigued by some of the talks we have going on right now,” Hahn said. “Obviously you can’t convert on everything a point that was publicly driven home this past week, but at the same time we know that regardless of whether we convert on one specific target or not, there are still a lot of reasons to be excited based on the guys we currently have, much less what we may add in the coming weeks.”

The comment about being unable to convert on everything is surely a reference to Zack Wheeler signing with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Hahn didn’t give any hints as to what the White Sox are working on, but he did say he prefers the speed of this offseason.

“We’d certainly prefer to do things sooner rather than later,” Hahn said. “That’s generally true regardless of the time of year.”

If Hahn wants to get things done quickly, it would make sense that the winter meetings could be a time of White Sox activity. Hahn wasn’t biting on that.

“There’s nothing magical about getting a deal done Tuesday at the winter meetings,” Hahn said. “It creates a little more buzz perhaps and fulfills some expectations within the fanbase and the media.

“A guy is not going to have any less impact on your team if you acquire him Dec. 20 vs. Dec. 12.”

Hahn also gave updates on various current players on the team:

  • Yasmani Grandal has been studying up on White Sox pitchers and how he can help the young pitchers develop.

 

“This guy’s No. 1 goal and No. 1 priority is to make the pitchers better," Hahn said. "He’s texting me two, three times a week still with stuff he had seen on our guys and conversations he’s had with our guys about how he thinks we’re going to be able to get them better in the coming months.”

  • Hahn was asked if the White Sox would add another middle infielder to provide cover until Nick Madrigal comes up. He didn't rule it out, but cited Leury Garcia and Danny Mendick as capable of helping out. Hahn has previously said he expects Madrigal to be up for most of the 2020 season.
  • Nothing new here, but Hahn said Michael Kopech will enter spring training "without restriction" and will have "some innings management" throughout the season. Kopech missed 2019 after undergoing Tommy John surgery late in the 2018 season.
  • Carlos Rodon's timeline to return from Tommy John surgery hasn't changed. Hahn said they will re-evaluate him in April to see where he is after spring training. He is still tentatively expected to return in late July or early August.

 

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