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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)

White Sox Talk Podcast: Ask Us Anything Part 1

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Ask Us Anything Part 1

We asked you to ask us anything about the White Sox and you delivered in a big way. We got so many questions, we had to do two different podcasts! Among the questions here in Part 1: should the White Sox send Yoan Moncada to Triple-A? What players will be traded before the deadline? Who are some sleeper prospects in the minors? Will Jordan Stephens be called up before Michael Kopech? Should Juan Uribe be a team ambassador? What's our all-time White Sox team from 2000 to the present and many more.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

Michael Porter Jr.: 'I'm the perfect fit for today's NBA game'

Michael Porter Jr.: 'I'm the perfect fit for today's NBA game'

Michael Porter Jr. grabbed some attention when he remarked that he was "perfect fit for today's NBA game" during an appearance on The Will Cain Show.

The interview went a long way towards showing off the uber-confident nature of Porter, who has consistently talked about being the best player in his class throughout the draft process. Porter also remarked that he was "an immediate impact guy," and that he "doesn't want it to take long to be one of the best players in the NBA."

His hubris has been intruiging considering the mystery surrounding the prospect.

During the interview Porter added that he would be open to doing more workouts for NBA front offices ahead of Thursday's NBA Draft. The only workout he has completed so far was his pro day workout in Chicago, and multiple reports have cited that Porter did look good shooting, though he was in an isolated setting with no defenders.

The one thing Porter has not done much throughout the process is talk about his weaknesses, which is somewhat concerning seeing as he has much to improve on. The general consensus is that a healthy Porter can get buckets at will. But if he can improve his ball-handling, rebounding and passing skills, he will be much more than a go-to scorer. Tightening his ball-handling skills is likely the key, as the ability to grab the rebound and push in transition would be a huge boon for Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg's offense.

The biggest question when it comes to Porter on the Bulls is can he fit with Lauri Markkanen? Despite receiving many favorable Kevin Durant and Paul George comparisons leading up to the draft, there is a rising sentiment that his best position in the NBA may be the power forward spot. It is not yet known if he has the foot speed to stay in front of quicker wings in today's NBA. But at six-feet-ten-inches, it is easy to imagine him having a huge advantage against slower power forwards rather than wings. While Markkanen is not currently built to be a full-time center, playing him at the five with Porter at the four would present Hoiberg with a potentially devastating closing lineup.

Versatility is the name of the game in today's league, and Michael Porter Jr. may be the key to unlocking the full potential of Hoiberg's pace-and-space attack.