Comcast SportsNet Bay Area to air '2013 Giants Season Preview' on Monday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area to air '2013 Giants Season Preview' on Monday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m.
March 7, 2013, 1:30 pm
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COMCAST SPORTSNET BAY AREA TO AIR “2013 GIANTS SEASON PREVIEW” ON MONDAY, MARCH 11 AT 6:30 P.M.

Half-Hour Special Examines San Francisco Giants 2013 Season First Giants Spring Training Telecast on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. against the San Diego Padres from Scottsdale Stadium

 Schedule Includes 143 Games – 140 Regular Season Telecasts and Three Preseason Games

SportsNet Central, Chronicle Live and CSNBayArea.com to Provide Northern California ’s Most Comprehensive Giants, MLB News and Analysis All Season Long

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 7, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” presents a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of the 2013 MLB season for the reigning World Series Champion San Francisco Giants with a half-hour special – 2013 Giants Season Preview premiering Monday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Hosted by veteran sports announcer and three-time California Sportscaster of the Year Greg Papa, 2013 Giants Season Preview features extensive preview and analysis from Comcast SportsNet’s Giants analyst duo of former Giants pitchers Vida Blue and Bill Laskey (@Laskey19), along with CSNBayArea.com Giants Insider Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) and Comcast SportsNet anchors/reporters Ahmed Fareed (@AhmedFareedCSN) and Mindi Bach (@MBachCSN).

Headlining the program will be three-time All-Star and Opening Day starter Matt Cain, who joins Fareed in a sit-down interview as he shares his thoughts and high expectations for the upcoming season; plus, 2013 Giants Season Preview features interviews with 2012 N.L. MVP Buster Posey and four-time All-Star and two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, as they discuss their goals for the upcoming season and what it’s going to take to defend their world championship crown.  Other Giants included in the program are manager Bruce Bochy, playoff hero Barry Zito, reliever Sergio Romo and first baseman Brandon Belt.

Following the March 11 (6:30 p.m.) debut, 2013 Giants Season Preview re-airs later that evening at 10 p.m., March 13 (2:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.), March 15 (6:30 p.m.), March 16 (4:30 p.m.), March 18 (4 p.m.), March 22 (6:30 p.m.), March (12 p.m.) and March 24 (5:30 p.m.). Visit CSNBayArea.com for additional air times and dates.

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Comcast SportsNet Bay Area will air its first spring training telecast on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. as the Giants host the San Diego Padres at Scottsdale Stadium.  The network will air two additional preseason games, one from Scottsdale Stadium against the Oakland A’s (March 23) and a Bay Bridge Series game against the A’s at AT&T Park (March 28).

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area’s first of 140 regular season telecasts begins with the Giants season opener against N.L. West rival Los Angeles Dodgers from Dodger Stadium on Monday, April 1 at 1 p.m.  Comcast SportsNet Bay Area will air the Giants home opener against the 2012 N.L. Wildcard Champion St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, April 5 at 1:30 p.m.

During the 2013 Major League Baseball season, tune in to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area’s SportsNet Central and Chronicle Live for in-depth, comprehensive news coverage on the Giants and the rest of MLB, expert analysis, breaking local and national news, up-to-the-minute scores, the best local video highlights and daily insider reports.  SportsNet Central is the place for local fans to turn seven nights a week with half-hour newscasts at 6 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight.  Hosted by Jim Kozimor (@CSNKoz) Chronicle Live airs live Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and features high energy, interactive roundtable discussions and debates covering the hottest sports stories and topics on the minds of sports fans throughout Northern California.  Visit CSNBayArea.com for more information. 

CSNBayArea.com delivers comprehensive 24/7 Giants and MLB coverage and showcases Giants Insider Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) and Senior Insider Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN), on the website’s “Giants Talk” section (@CSNGiants).  Fans can stay on top of the latest developments with online chats, analysis and breakdown, special web-exclusive videos, commentator blogs and photo slideshows. CSNBayArea.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video, player and coach interviews, press conferences and content from Comcast SportsNet's SportsNet Central and Chronicle Live.   Follow Comcast SportsNet on Twitter @CSNAuthentic and search #GiantsTalk for the latest Giants news and updates.

NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 13 local networks that deliver more than 2,400 sporting events annually, along with breaking news and comprehensive analysis, to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. The NBC Sports Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Houston, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY. NBC Sports Regional Networks also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see ComcastSportsNet.com.

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