Fox Sports Net, the home for more games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, is ready to give local baseball fans an entire day's worth of thrill-packed, cross-town interleague coverage beginning this Friday, June 20 at 1:30 PM.
Fox Sports Net's coverage of the Cubs vs. White Sox battle from Wrigley Field begins with a live, on-site special edition of Mike's Hard Lemonade Cubs PRE at 1:30 PM. Gail Fischer and the always-insightful Dave Otto will host the show with Mitch Robinson serving as the Cubs reporter and Damon Andrews covering the White Sox. Plus, Mike's Hard Lemonade Cubs PRE will feature the following highlights:
- "Taxicab Confessions" take-off randomly asking passengers questions about the Cubs and White Sox
- Sit-down interviews with Cubs manager Dusty Baker and White Sox manager Jerry Manuel…plus, Steve Stone exchanges thoughts with Cubs legend/current radio broadcaster Ron Santo on what it's like playing for both teams
- A look back at the history of the cross-town match-ups
- Feature on how crazy the city gets over this series
Fox Sports Net will be adding extra cameras, including a "blimp cam," to enhance the coverage of the first game of the series, which is set for a 2:20 PM first pitch. FSN's announcing tandem of Chip Caray and Steve Stone will call the game. Following the game, fans can look forward to extended post-game coverage on the Fifth Third Bank Cubs POST. The Cubs-White Sox game will also be replayed on FSN at 7:00 PM.
The following is a breakdown of FSN's Cubs vs. White Sox coverage on Friday, June 20:
1:30 PM – Mike's Hard Lemonade Cubs PRE (50-minute on-site pre-game show)
2:20 PM – Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox (L)
5:30 PM (approx.) – Fifth Third Bank Cubs POST (extended post-game coverage)
7:00 PM – Cubs vs. White Sox (replay)