Fox Sports Net, the home for more games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Cubs and White Sox, is ready to give Chicago baseball fans an entire day’s worth of thrill-packed cross-town interleague coverage beginning this Friday, June 14 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 the Dodge of Midlothian Cubs PRE at 1:30 PM. Eric Goodman and former Cub standout Mike Bielecki will host the show with Gail Fischer serving as the Cubs reporter and Damon Andrews covering the White Sox. Mitch Robinson will be live at Cubby Bear to get the pre-game thoughts from both Cubs and Sox fans. Plus, Cubs PRE will have special features on rightfielders Sammy Sosa and Magglio Ordonez, a look at the history of the Cubs vs. Sox cross-town match-ups, along with a piece on “Can you be a fan of both teams?” featuring interviews with notable Chicago personalities.
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 Dave Otto will call the game. Following the game, fans can look forward to extended post-game coverage on the Fifth Third Bank Cubs POST, which will include a big screen TV give-away from “The Little Guys” (viewers can register at FSNChicago.com).
The following is a breakdown of FSN’s Cubs vs. Sox coverage on Friday, June 14:
1:30 PM – Dodge of Midlothian’s Cubs PRE (50-minute on-site pre-game)
2:20 PM – Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox (L)
5:30 PM – Fifth Third Bank Cubs POST (extended post-game coverage, time approx.)
7:00 PM – Cubs vs. White Sox (replay)
* Currently, Cubs ratings are up 10% (3.4 from a 3.1) compared to last season on FSN and White Sox ratings are up 17% (2.1 from a 1.8)
* The Best Damn Sports Show Period “All-Star Summer” begins June 24…details coming soon!