|Published: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 9:36 am|
Comcast SportsNet Chicago will debut a new, live, weekly series entitled Chicago Baseball Hot Stove, dedicated to the White Sox and Cubs off-season activities, along with all the key off-season moves and news around Major League Baseball. The live debut of Chicago Baseball Hot Stove will take place on Tuesday at 5 p.m. CT.
Chicago Baseball Hot Stove will be co-hosted by Cubs Pre/Post Game Live host David Kaplan and White Sox Pre/Post Game Live host Chuck Garfien, along with commentary & insight from CSNChicago.com Baseball “Insider” Patrick Mooney, plus special guests from the local/national baseball scene are also scheduled to appear each week.
This weekly, half-hour studio show will closely examine and address every off-season move and rumor in “WhiteSoxTalk” and “CubsTalk” segments, along with providing up-to-the-minute regional and national baseball news, insider reports, exclusive player/coach/front office personnel interviews, extensive video highlights and expert analysis from reporters/columnists/ additional baseball authorities from across the country – all with an emphasis on how they directly affect the Cubs and White Sox. From November 22 through the start of spring training in mid-February, Chicago Baseball Hot Stove will air live every Tuesday afternoon at 5 p.m. with an 11 p.m. replay on Tuesday evenings (additional re-airs can also be seen throughout the week; visit csnchicago.com/tvlisting for listings updates).
From an online standpoint, Comcast SportsNet’s newly-enhanced website, CSNChicago.com, will provide a live chat every Tuesday at 5 p.m. that will enable viewers to directly interact with the Chicago Baseball Hot Stove crew and show guests by generating show content through Twitter utilizing the hash-tag #HotStoveonCSN – along with the Twitter handles of Kaplan (@thekapman) , Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) and Mooney (@CSNMooney) – to share fan perspectives and opinion. In addition, CSNChicago.com will launch a special Chicago Baseball Hot Stove page that will not only host the live chat, but will also include video, polls, news and a Twitter module, aggregating all#WhiteSox, #Cubs and #HotStoveonCSN tweets.