Wednesday, September 22, 2005, 9:26 pm
Technical problems with the telecast that occurred away from the ballpark tonight caused the game to not air on Comcast Sports Net Chicago until 8:32 pm. Obviously, this was frustrating to our fans (who were looking forward to this key game), the White Sox and Comcast, who worked on multiple levels to find and fix the problem.
As I sit and write this in the eighth inning, Comcast is still trying to determine exactly what the problem was.
Eventually, they were able to route the HD feed, which worked all evening, to the regular Comcast channel to get fans video of the contest.
The White Sox were in contact with Comcast from 7 pm onward, and we tried to communicate with fans who called our switchboard to ask about the telecast. We also passed the information along to the media, as well as John and Ed on ESPN radio. This is the first chance I have had to get to the computer and explain what happened. Tonight was not a "blackout," but a problem away from the ballpark with the Comcast feed. Everyone is frustrated, and all parties are sorry to disappoint any fans.