Friday, February 12, 2010

Comcast SportsNet Announces Phillies Programming

Comcast SportsNet will provide Phillies fans with the most Spring Training programming in  the network’s 13-year history.  In addition to live game broadcasts,  Comcast SportsNet will air eight original Phillies programs, plus have exclusive reports from Clearwater throughout Spring Training. Coverage 
begins this Sunday, February 14 with Phillies Focus.

Sunday is Phillies Phunday on Comcast SportsNet. Comcast SportsNet will air eight original Phillies presentations every  Sunday at 10:30 p.m. beginning with Sunday’s Phillies Focus and continuing 
throughout Spring Training with programs featuring Chase Utley, plus a sit   down with three former Phillies.

Sunday, February 14                            Phillies Focus
Sunday, February 21                            The Chase Rolls On
Sunday, February 28                            Phillies Focus
Sunday, March 7                                  Phillies Focus
Sunday, March 14                            Phillies Focus
Sunday, March 21                            Phillies Focus
Sunday, March 28                            Success in The City
Sunday, April 4                                    Phillies Focus

Phillies Focus Each Sunday:
Comcast SportsNet will delve into the storylines of the 2010  Phillies including the addition of Roy Halladay, the mindset of skipper  Charlie Manuel, plus the busy off-season of GM Ruben Amaro, Jr.  Phillies  Focus begins airing this Sunday, February 14 at 10:30 p.m. and will feature  host Leslie Gudel, along with Phillies Insider Jim Salisbury sitting down  with Charlie Manuel to talk all things Phillies.  New Phillies Focus  programs will also air at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 28; Sunday, March  7, 14 and 21 and Sunday, April 4.

The Chase Rolls On:
Phillies broadcaster Tom McCarthy sits down for an exclusive one-on-one  interview with Phillies’ All-Star Second Baseman Chase Utley.  The Chase  Rolls On airs on Sunday, February 21 at 10:30 p.m.

Success in the City:
On Sunday, March 28 at 10:30 p.m., Michael Barkann hosts Success in the  City, a roundtable discussion with former Phillies Ricky Bottalico, Von  Hayes and Darren Daulton. Topics include what life was like as a major  leaguer in Philadelphia, plus life after baseball.

Countdown To Opening Day:
Beginning on Wednesday, February 17, Phillies Insider Jim Salisbury begins  his extensive reports from Clearwater, FL, the site of Phillies Spring  Training. Salisbury will provide exclusive player, coaches and management  interviews, plus breaking news and in-depth features on CSNPhilly.com. He  will also provide live reports for Daily News Live and SportsNite. Leslie  Gudel and Michael Barkann will also join Salisbury at Spring Training.  

Spring Training Games:
Comcast SportsNet and The Comcast Network will carry seven live Spring  Training Games including two games against the defending World Champion New  York Yankees.     
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