On the Red Carpet: Matthew McConaughey, Leonardo DiCaprio and…Adam Dunn?
Monday, February 24, 2014
The Envelope Please…
A big story in camp today centered on Adam Dunn and whether or not he will decide to attend Sunday’s Academy Awards in L.A. You see, Adam is an investor in the Best Picture-nominated Dallas Buyers Club and had a cameo as a bartender.
Here’s Robin’s reaction:
“I’m telling him to go. I don’t know how many opportunities people in baseball would have to do that. You’re looking first at how many people get a chance to actually be part of it–and not to go just to go, but to be part of something that has a chance to do something special.”
Ventura kidded that it’s not something he’ll have to worry about very often: “I’m not worried about setting precedence. The next time somebody has something to do with the Oscars we’ll deal with it. It’s a cool thing and he should be able to go and enjoy it.”
This “screen grab” is a little dark, but that’s Adam behind the bar on the right in one of his two scenes. The movie’s stars, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto (in a blonde wig), are on the left of the picture. McConaughey is nominated for Best Actor, Leto for Best Supporting Actor.
Baseball America has ranked the game’s top prospects, position-by-position. Here’s how the Sox fared:
First base — Jose Abreu, No. 1, Keon Barnum, No. 15.
Second base — Micah Johnson, No. 7, Carlos Sanchez, No. 17
Shortstop — Tim Anderson, No. 11
Third base — Matt Davidson, No. 8, Marcus Semien, No. 10
Corner Outfield — Courtney Hawkins, No. 23, Trayce Thompson, No. 26, Jared Mitchell, No. 40
Right-handed pitchers — Erik Johnson, No. 26
Something to Look Forward to
Sox PA announcer Gene Honda is getting ready for the season with this intro of Jose Abreu at an empty and frozen U.S. Cellular Field.
Sox Announce ’14 Broadcast Schedule
The White Sox, Comcast SportsNet, WGN-TV, WCIU-TV, WSCR-AM 670 The Score and 97.5 FM ESPN Deportes have announced the team’s television and radio broadcast schedule for the 2014 season.
Comcast SportsNet (CSN) will televise 107 regular-season games, beginning with Opening Day on Monday, March 31 vs. Minnesota at 3:10 p.m. CDT. CSN also will air the White Sox first road contest of the season on Friday, April 4 at Kansas City (3:10 p.m.)
WGN-TV is scheduled to broadcast 30 Sox games again this season, beginning with the club’s third game of 2014 on Thursday, April 3 vs. Minnesota (1:10 p.m.). WCIU begins its 25-game schedule on Tuesday, April 8 at Colorado (7:40 p.m.).
All CSN, WGN-TV and WCIU-TV telecasts will be available in high definition. Game times and television networks are subject to change.
The eight games scheduled for Comcast SportsNet Plus (CSN+) will be available on CLTV in the Chicagoland area. Viewers in other areas should visit CSNChicago.com for specific channel locations. The first CSN+ telecast is scheduled for Friday, May 9 vs. Arizona (7:10 p.m.).
WCIU will air the first game of the crosstown series vs. Cubs on Monday, May 5 at Wrigley Field at 7:05 p.m. CSN will broadcast the second game on Tuesday, May 6 at 7:05 p.m. When the series moves to U.S. Cellular Field, WCIU will broadcast the contest on Wednesday, May 7 (7:10 p.m.), while CSN will air the series finale on Thursday, May 8 (7:10 p.m.).
Play-by-play announcer Ken “Hawk” Harrelson begins his 30th season in the White Sox television booth in 2014 alongside analyst Steve Stone, who is set to begin his seventh season as a White Sox broadcaster. Harrelson and Stone have worked together since 2009.
WSCR-AM 670 The Score, the White Sox flagship radio station, will broadcast all 162 games. The on-air duo of former Sox pitcher Ed Farmer (play-by-play) and former outfielder Darrin Jackson (analyst) returns for its sixth season together.
For the third consecutive year, 97.5 FM ESPN Deportes, Chicago’s first commercial FM radio station devoted to continuous Spanish language sports coverage, will broadcast all 162 games. All home games will air live from U.S. Cellular Field. Hector Molina (play-by-play) and Billy Russo (analyst) return as the broadcast team.
There will be an intrasquad game tomorrow at 11:30 a.m.
Photo/Video of the Day
WGN’s Pat Tomasolu takes Photo Day to a whole new level.