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CSN to carry 15 Minor League Baseball games beginning Sunday, May 31

CSN to carry 15 Minor League Baseball games beginning Sunday, May 31

COMCAST SPORTSNET TO CARRY 15 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL GAMES BEGINNING SUNDAY, MAY 31

First game to feature the AAA Iowa Cubs at El Paso (Sun, May 31 at 6:00 PM CT)

Chicago, IL (May 26, 2015) -- Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, and White Sox, has announced it will be carrying 15 LIVE Minor League Baseball games this season beginning this coming Sunday, May 31, as the Chicago Cubs AAA affiliate Iowa Cubs will face the San Diego Padres AAA affiliate El Paso Chihuahuas at 6:00 PM CT. 

Additional games featuring Cubs and White Sox minor league affiliates air on the following dates: Sun, June 7 at 5:00 PM on CSN+ (Cubs AA affiliate Myrtle Beach hosting Carolina) and Sun, Aug. 9 at 5:00 PM on CSN+ (White Sox AA affiliate Birmingham at Pensacola).

The announcing team calling every Minor League Baseball telecast on Comcast SportsNet features play-by-play announcer Dave Armstrong and a pair of former Cubs standouts – Keith Moreland & Brian McRae – handling color analysis.  Every Minor League Baseball telecast on Comcast SportsNet will be produced by the American Sports Network.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • Outside the very first Minor League Baseball telecast on May 31 (Iowa Cubs at El Paso), which will air on the main Comcast SportsNet channel location, the remaining 14 telecasts will air on CSN+ (in high-definition on Comcast ch. 201 in the Chicago area & South Bend, IN…ch. 285 in Comcast’s Peoria, Springfield, Rockford and Champaign markets…along with AT&T U-verse homes among others); viewers are urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s CHANNEL FINDER for complete channel location details. 

Please note Comcast SportsNet’s 2015 Minor League Baseball telecast schedule (all times Central Time; schedule subject to change):

Comcast SportsNet
2015 Minor League Baseball Schedule

  1. Sun, May 31              6:00 pm            AAA: Iowa Cubs (Cubs) at El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres)
  2. Sun, June 7               5:00 pm            AA: Carolina Mudcats (Braves) at Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs)
  3. Sun, June 14             5:00 pm            A: Greensboro Grasshoppers (Marlins) at Lexington Legends (Royals)
  4. Sat, June 20              6:00 pm            A: Florida State League All-Star Game, hosted by St. Lucie Mets (Mets), Port St. Lucie, FL
  5. Sun, June 21             5:00 pm            AA: Harrisburg Senators (Nationals) at Altoona Curve (Pirates)
  6. Tue, June 23              6:00 pm            A: Midwest League All-Star Game, hosted by Peoria Chiefs (Cardinals), Peoria, IL
  7. Sun, June 28             6:00 pm            AA: Springfield Cardinals (Cardinals) at Arkansas Travelers (Angels)
  8. Sun, July 5                 5:00 pm            AA: Akron RubberDucks (Indians) at Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants)
  9. Sun, July 12               6:00 pm            A: Spokane Indians (Rangers) at Hillsboro Hops (Diamondbacks)
  10. Sun, July 19               5:00 pm            A: Aberdeen IronBirds (Orioles) at Tri-City ValleyCats (Astros)
  11. Sun, July 26               5:00 pm            AAA: Durham Bulls (Rays) at Norfolk Tides (Orioles)
  12. Sun, August 2            5:00 pm            AAA: Nashville Sounds (Athletics) at Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals)
  13. Sun, August 9            5:00 pm            AA: Birmingham Barons (White Sox) at Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds)
  14. Sun, August 16          5:00 pm            AAA: Gwinnett Braves (Braves) at Columbus Clippers (Indians)
  15. Sun, August 23          5:00 pm            A: Hickory Crawdads (Rangers) at Greensboro Grasshoppers (Marlins)

Hawks Talk Podcast: Thoughts on Corey Crawford's season debut

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Hawks Talk Podcast: Thoughts on Corey Crawford's season debut

In the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis recap Corey Crawford’s season debut after missing nearly 10 months with a concussion.

Mayers talks about the Kitty system that Niklas Hjalmarsson and Vinnie Hinostroza probably dealt with in their returns to Chicago.

The guys also discuss what’s next for Crawford, the upcoming matchup against Artemi Panarin and the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Blackhawks’ biggest areas for improvement.

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The Daily Line Podcast: How will Khalil Mack's injury affect the Bears-Pats spread?

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The Daily Line Podcast: How will Khalil Mack's injury affect the Bears-Pats spread?

On this week’s Daily Line podcast, VSIN’s Sam Panayotovich joins Ryan McGuffey and Paul Aspan to take us inside the scene in Vegas as last week’s Bears-Dolphins line jumped from Bears -3.5 to Bears -7 on the news that Brock Osweiler would replace Ryan Tannehill (3:00). We look ahead to the Patriots (-2.5) at the Bears, discuss what kind of impact Khalil Mack’s injury could have on this week’s spread (6:30) and Sam gives us his best bets of the week (7:30). Joe Ostrowski of the Early Odds podcast also joins the show to discuss the how to get the best of the number (14:00) and whether home underdogs will stay hot. Plus, the guys make their picks for week 7 (18:00) and a quick thought on the Bulls over under. (32:00)

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below: