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September 25, 2010

Kenny Williams talkin’ baseball on ‘Talkin’ baseball’ (audio)

Play audio/podcast: http://espn.go.com/espnradio/player?rd=1#/podcenter/?autoplay=1&callsign=ESPNRADIO&id=5614227 (first 21 minutes).

Download the MP3 (7.64 MB).

UPDATE: Kenny:

“It’s been an eventful year,” Williams said. “A little like a pinata hanging from the ceiling; a long, disappointing year.”

August 16, 2010

CSN starts re-airing ‘The Club’ tonight at 7 p.m. CT

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 16, 2010 12:22 pm


Comcast SportsNet will begin re-airing MLB Network’s six-part original reality series, “The Club,” beginning tonight at 7 p.m.

The series features a behind-the-scenes look at the White Sox as it follows chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, general manager Kenny Williams and manager Ozzie Guillen from the start of spring training to the July 31 trade deadline. The MLB Network cameras capture the team on and off the field, inlcuding footage of Opening Day, away games and a look at Reinsdorf, Williams and Guillen away from the ballpark.

The broadcast schedule for “The Club:”

Date Episode Time Repeat airing
Mon., Aug. 16 Episode 1 7:00 p.m. Sun., Aug. 22, 4:30 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 24 Episode 2 11:00 p.m. Sun., Aug. 29, 4:30 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 1 Episode 3 7:00 p.m. Sun, Sept. 5, 4 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 6 Episode 4 7:00 p.m. Sun., Sept. 12, Noon
Tues., Sept. 14 Episode 5 11:00 p.m. Sun., Sept. 19, Noon
Mon., Sept. 20 Episode 6 8:00 p.m. Sun., Sept. 26, 6 p.m.

August 9, 2010

CSN to start re-airing ‘The Club’ next Monday, August 16, 7 pm CT

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 9, 2010 2:53 pm

Reifert: Comcast Sports Net Chicago begins re-airing “The Club” on Monday, Aug. 16 at 7 pm

Here’s the complete schedule:

Episode #1: Monday, August 16, 7:00 PM (repeat airing on Sun, Aug. 22 at 4:30 PM)

Episode #2: Tuesday, August 24, 11:00 PM (repeat airing on Sun, Aug. 29 at 4:30 PM)

Episode #3: Wednesday, Sept. 1, 7:00 PM  (repeat airing on Sun, Sept. 5 at 4:00 PM)

Episode #4: Monday, Sept. 6, 7:00 PM (repeat airing on Sun, Sept. 12 at 12:00 PM)

Episode #5: Tuesday, Sept. 14, 11:00 PM (repeat airing on Sun, Sept. 19 at 12:00 PM)

Episode #6: Monday, Sept. 20, 8:00 PM (repeat airing on Sun, Sept. 26 at 6:00 PM)

July 19, 2010

3 new videos from ‘The Club’

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 19, 2010 11:13 pm

7/18/10: The Club focuses on General Manager Kenny Williams and his family

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=10049363 (1:42)

7/18/10: The Club takes an in depth look at an important series for the White Sox in May against the Yankees

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=10049365 (3:46)

7/18/10: The Club takes an in depth look at the 2010 Chicago White Sox

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=10049361 (2:59)

July 18, 2010

A.J. Pierzynski, Gordon Beckham not Club guys

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 18, 2010 10:26 pm
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A.J. Pierzynski doesn’t seem thrilled about the ‘The Club’:

“Apparently it’s great for the organization,” catcher A.J. Pierzynski said of the series that began Sunday night. “They’re really proud of it, but I’m not going to put my TiVo on and make sure I watch it. I know about it. I know there have been cameras everywhere.”

Unlike Major League Baseball-produced series on the Diamondbacks in 2002 and the Phillies’ bullpen in 2009, players aren’t the focus. “So it is what it is,” Pierzynski said. “It’s part of the game, and I hope it helps the organization and (Chairman) Jerry Reinsdorf. But other than that, I’m not going to sit down and watch it.”

Gordon Beckham too:

“I probably don’t want to watch,” he said. “I’m probably on there a lot, probably being talked about how bad I was playing. I really don’t have much desire to watch it, and I’m sure we’ll hear about it if something does come out.”

BTW, Reifert says CSN will air ‘The Club’ locally (Chicago).

Joe Cowley, television guru

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 18, 2010 1:50 am

Joe offers his opinion on the ‘The Club’:

Look, I enjoyed the first show. The chairman is a scene-stealer. The Sergio Santos stuff is priceless. But let’s not pass this off as must-see reality TV. It’s more like the MLB Network saying this is the reality we want you to see.

You mean there is must-see reality TV?

July 17, 2010

Chris Sale, Tyler Flowers and Brent Morel put on their acting faces [UPDATE]


Next week the production of the MLB Network reality series The Club will take place at Knights Stadium.  Camera crews will be in town for the Charlotte Knights home stand as they follow the career of several Knights players including 2010 first round pick pitcher Chris Sale, catcher Tyler Flowers and infielder Brent Morel.  White Sox Assistant General Manager Rick Hahn is expected to be at Knights Stadium next week as well.

Award-winning actor, Chicago native and die-hard Chicago White Sox fan Michael Clarke Duncan will provide narration for The Clubhitting coach Greg Walker.

UPDATE: Here’s the latest trailer:

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=9917167&topic_id=9991168&c_id=cws (2:06)

And two older trailers:

June 24, 2010

Preview video of MLB’s White Sox show “The Club”

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 24, 2010 3:30 pm

Video: http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=9263879&topic_id=7417714&c_id=cws (1:18)

MLB Network’s “The Club,” which premieres July 18, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the White Sox leading up to the 2010 Trade Deadline

UPDATE: BTW, MLB released a 6 minute preview video in May:

Video: http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=7739931&topic_id=7417714&c_id=cws (5:57)

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