WORLD SERIES CHAMPION SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS RETURN TO COMCAST SPORTSNET BAY AREA FOR 2013 SEASON

WORLD SERIES CHAMPION SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS RETURN TO COMCAST SPORTSNET BAY AREA FOR 2013 SEASON
February 8, 2013, 11:15 am
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WORLD SERIES CHAMPION SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

RETURN TO COMCAST SPORTSNET BAY AREA FOR 2013 SEASON

 Schedule Includes 143 Games - 140 Regular Season Telecasts and Three Preseason Games Highlights Include Season Opener against Los Angeles Dodgers on April 1, Home Opener on April 5 versus St. Louis Cardinals and Interleague Play Against New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox

 Complete Game Analysis Leading up to and Following the Game on Giants Pregame Live and Giants Postgame Live

 SportsNet Central and Chronicle Live to Provide Northern California’s Most Comprehensive Giants, MLB News and Analysis

 CSNBayArea.com to Feature Extensive Season-Long Coverage and Analysis in “Giants Talk” Section, Region’s Most Extensive Online Video Archive, Special Web-Exclusive Shows and More

 Say Hey Tuesday Returns, Chronicle Live and Giants Pregame Live Originating from Willie Mays Plaza from AT&T Park Every Tuesday Night Home Game

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 8, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” today announced its comprehensive coverage of the 2012 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants for the 2013 Major League Baseball season, which will include 143 games (140 regular season, 3 exhibition), pre- and post- game shows, in-depth nightly news coverage and complete 24/7 online Giants coverage on CSNBayArea.com.

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area will present the Giants season opener on Monday, April 1 at 1 p.m. against N.L. West rival Los Angeles Dodgers from Dodger Stadium and the home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, April 5 at 1:30 p.m.

Extensive Giants coverage on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area against playoff contenders include four contests against the 2012 N.L. Wildcard Champion St. Louis Cardinals (April 5, 7; May 31, June 2), seven games against the 2012 N.L. Central Champion Cincinnati Reds (July 1,  2,  3,  4,  22,  23, 24), six matchups versus the 2012 N.L. East Champion Washington Nationals (May 20,  21, 22; August 13, 14, 15), plus 13 games against the Los Angeles Dodgers (April 1,  2,  3; May 4; June 24, 25; July 7; September 12, 13, 15, 24, 25, 26).  Comcast SportsNet Bay Area’s Giants telecasts feature the Emmy Award winning broadcast team of Duane Kuiper (play-by-play) and Mike Krukow (color analyst), who will be joined by Amy Gutierrez (@AmyGGiants, field reporter) during home games.  Jon Miller and Dave Flemming will join Comcast SportsNet Bay Area for select Giants telecasts.

Giants interleague action includes games against the 2012 A.L. West Champion Oakland Athletics (May 27, 28, 30), 2012 A.L. East Champion New York Yankees (September 20, 21, 22), 2012 A.L. Wildcard Champion Baltimore Orioles (August 11) and Boston Red Sox (August 20, 21).

In addition to the 140 regular season games, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area will telecast three preseason games, two from Scottsdale Stadium against the San Diego Padres (March 12) and the Oakland A’s (March 23), and a Bay Bridge Series game against the A’s at AT&T Park (March 28).

Prior to the games, Giants Pregame Live will provide a preview of the upcoming contest, exclusive pregame interviews, feature stories on Giants players and the latest team news. Immediately following the game, Giants Postgame Live will provide in-depth game analysis, game highlights, clubhouse interviews from coaches and players, player reaction and a preview of the next contest. 

The KNBR 680 A.M. “Post-Game Wrap” simulcast returns for a sixth season on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area following home games featuring Jon Miller, Duane Kuiper, Mike Krukow and Dave Flemming.

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'sSportsNet Central and Chronicle Live.   Follow Comcast SportsNet on Twitter @CSNAuthentic and search #GiantsTalk for the latest Giants news and updates.

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area brings back the popular Say Hey Tuesday, live shows on location from AT&T Park.  Before every Tuesday night home game that the network broadcasts, Chronicle Live at 5 p.m. and Giants Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m. will originate from Willie Mays Plaza.  The general public is encouraged to attend the live broadcasts.  The first Say Hey Tuesday of the season is scheduled for April 9, prior to the Colorado Rockies games.

For approximately 24 hours following each game, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area’s Giants telecasts will be available on XFINITY On Demand.

2013 San Francisco Giants on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area:

DAY DATE VS/AT OPPONENT TIME (PT)
Tuesday 3/12 vs San Diego Padres (Preseason) 7:00 PM
Saturday 3/23 vs Oakland Athletics (Preseason) 1:00 PM
Thursday 3/28 vs Oakland Athletics (Preseason) 7:00 PM
Monday 4/1 at Los Angeles Dodgers 1:00 PM
Tuesday 4/2 at Los Angeles Dodgers 7:00 PM
Wednesday 4/3 at Los Angeles Dodgers 7:00 PM
Friday 4/5 vs St. Louis Cardinals 1:30 PM
Sunday 4/7 vs St. Louis Cardinals 1:00 PM
Monday 4/8 vs Colorado Rockies 7:00 PM
* Tuesday 4/9 vs Colorado Rockies 7:00 PM
Wednesday 4/10 vs Colorado Rockies 12:30 PM
Thursday 4/11 at Chicago Cubs 11:00 AM
Friday 4/12 at Chicago Cubs 11:00 AM
Sunday 4/14 at Chicago Cubs 11:00 AM
Tuesday 4/16 at Milwaukee Brewers 5:00 PM
Wednesday 4/17 at Milwaukee Brewers 5:00 PM
Thursday 4/18 at Milwaukee Brewers 10:00 AM
Saturday 4/20 vs San Diego Padres 6:00 PM
Sunday 4/21 vs San Diego Padres 1:00 PM
Monday 4/22 vs Arizona Diamondbacks 7:00 PM
* Tuesday 4/23 vs Arizona Diamondbacks 7:00 PM
Wednesday 4/24 vs Arizona Diamondbacks 12:30 PM
Friday 4/26 at San Diego Padres 7:00 PM
Saturday 4/27 at San Diego Padres 5:30 PM
Sunday 4/28 at San Diego Padres 1:00 PM
Monday 4/29 at Arizona Diamondbacks 6:30 PM
Tuesday 4/30 at Arizona Diamondbacks 6:30 PM
Wednesday 5/1 at Arizona Diamondbacks 6:30 PM
Saturday 5/4 vs Los Angeles Dodgers 6:00 PM
Monday 5/6 vs Philadelphia Phillies 7:00 PM
* Tuesday 5/7 vs Philadelphia Phillies 7:00 PM
Wednesday 5/8 vs Philadelphia Phillies 12:30 PM
Thursday 5/9 vs Atlanta Braves 7:00 PM
Saturday 5/11 vs Atlanta Braves 1:00 PM
Sunday 5/12 vs Atlanta Braves 1:00 PM
Tuesday 5/14 at Toronto Blue Jays 4:00 PM
Wednesday 5/15 at Toronto Blue Jays 4:00 PM
Thursday 5/16 at Colorado Rockies 5:30 PM
Friday 5/17 at Colorado Rockies 5:30 PM
Saturday 5/18 at Colorado Rockies 5:00 PM
Sunday 5/19 at Colorado Rockies 1:00 PM
Monday 5/20 vs Washington Nationals 7:00 PM
* Tuesday 5/21 vs Washington Nationals 7:00 PM
Wednesday 5/22 vs Washington Nationals 12:30 PM
Saturday 5/25 vs Colorado Rockies 1:00 PM
Sunday 5/26 vs Colorado Rockies 1:00 PM
Monday 5/27 at Oakland Athletics 1:00 PM
Tuesday 5/28 at Oakland Athletics 7:00 PM
Thursday 5/30 vs Oakland Athletics 12:30 PM
Friday 5/31 at St. Louis Cardinals 5:00 PM
Sunday 6/2 at St. Louis Cardinals 11:00 AM
* Tuesday 6/4 vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:00 PM
Wednesday 6/5 vs Toronto Blue Jays 12:30 PM
Friday 6/7 at Arizona Diamondbacks 6:30 PM
Saturday 6/8 at Arizona Diamondbacks 7:00 PM
Sunday 6/9 at Arizona Diamondbacks 1:00 PM
Tuesday 6/11 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4:00 PM
Wednesday 6/12 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4:00 PM
Thursday 6/13 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4:00 PM
Friday 6/14 at Atlanta Braves 4:30 PM
Saturday 6/15 at Atlanta Braves 1:00 PM
Sunday 6/16 at Atlanta Braves 10:30 AM
Monday 6/17 vs San Diego Padres 7:00 PM
* Tuesday 6/18 vs San Diego Padres 7:00 PM
Wednesday 6/19 vs San Diego Padres 12:30 PM
Thursday 6/20 vs Miami Marlins 7:00 PM
Saturday 6/22 vs Miami Marlins 1:00 PM
Sunday 6/23 vs Miami Marlins 1:00 PM
Monday 6/24 at Los Angeles Dodgers 7:00 PM
Tuesday 6/25 at Los Angeles Dodgers 7:00 PM
Friday 6/28 at Colorado Rockies 5:30 PM
Saturday 6/29 at Colorado Rockies 1:00 PM
Sunday 6/30 at Colorado Rockies 1:00 PM
Monday 7/1 at Cincinnati Reds 4:00 PM
Tuesday 7/2 at Cincinnati Reds 4:00 PM
Wednesday 7/3 at Cincinnati Reds 4:00 PM
Thursday 7/4 at Cincinnati Reds 10:00 AM
Sunday 7/7 vs Los Angeles Dodgers 1:00 PM
Monday 7/8 vs New York Mets 7:00 PM
* Tuesday 7/9 vs New York Mets 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7/10 vs New York Mets 12:30 PM
Thursday 7/11 at San Diego Padres 7:00 PM
Friday 7/12 at San Diego Padres 7:00 PM
Sunday 7/14 at San Diego Padres 1:00 PM
Saturday 7/20 vs Arizona Diamondbacks 6:00 PM
Sunday 7/21 vs Arizona Diamondbacks 1:00 PM
Monday 7/22 vs Cincinnati Reds 7:00 PM
* Tuesday 7/23 vs Cincinnati Reds 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7/24 vs Cincinnati Reds 7:00 PM
Friday 7/26 vs Chicago Cubs 7:00 PM
Sunday 7/28 vs Chicago Cubs 1:00 PM
Tuesday 7/30 at Philadelphia Phillies 4:00 PM
Wednesday 7/31 at Philadelphia Phillies 4:00 PM
Thursday 8/1 at Philadelphia Phillies 4:00 PM
Friday 8/2 at Tampa Bay Rays 4:00 PM
Saturday 8/3 at Tampa Bay Rays 4:00 PM
Sunday 8/4 at Tampa Bay Rays 10:30 AM
Monday 8/5 vs Milwaukee Brewers 7:00 PM
* Tuesday 8/6 vs Milwaukee Brewers 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8/7 vs Milwaukee Brewers 7:00 PM
Thursday 8/8 vs Milwaukee Brewers 12:30 PM
Sunday 8/11 vs Baltimore Orioles 1:00 PM
Tuesday 8/13 at Washington Nationals 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8/14 at Washington Nationals 4:00 PM
Thursday 8/15 at Washington Nationals 1:00 PM
Friday 8/16 at Miami Marlins 4:00 PM
Sunday 8/18 at Miami Marlins 10:00 AM
* Tuesday 8/20 vs Boston Red Sox 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8/21 vs Boston Red Sox 12:30 PM
Thursday 8/22 vs Pittsburgh Pirates 7:00 PM
Friday 8/23 vs Pittsburgh Pirates 7:00 PM
Saturday 8/24 vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6:00 PM
Sunday 8/25 vs Pittsburgh Pirates 1:00 PM
Monday 8/26 at Colorado Rockies 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8/27 at Colorado Rockies 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8/28 at Colorado Rockies 5:30 PM
Saturday 8/31 at Arizona Diamondbacks 5:00 PM
Sunday 9/1 at Arizona Diamondbacks 1:00 PM
Monday 9/2 at San Diego Padres 12:30 PM
Tuesday 9/3 at San Diego Padres 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9/4 at San Diego Padres 3:30 PM
Thursday 9/5 vs Arizona Diamondbacks 7:00 PM
Friday 9/6 vs Arizona Diamondbacks 7:00 PM
Saturday 9/7 vs Arizona Diamondbacks 6:00 PM
Sunday 9/8 vs Arizona Diamondbacks 1:00 PM
Monday 9/9 vs Colorado Rockies 7:00 PM
* Tuesday 9/10 vs Colorado Rockies 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9/11 vs Colorado Rockies 12:30 PM
Thursday 9/12 at Los Angeles Dodgers 7:00 PM
Friday 9/13 at Los Angeles Dodgers 7:00 PM
Sunday 9/15 at Los Angeles Dodgers TBD
Tuesday 9/17 at New York Mets 4:00 PM
Wednesday 9/18 at New York Mets 4:00 PM
Thursday 9/19 at New York Mets 10:00 AM
Friday 9/20 at New York Yankees 4:00 PM
Saturday 9/21 at New York Yankees TBD
Sunday 9/22 at New York Yankees 10:00 AM
* Tuesday 9/24 vs Los Angeles Dodgers 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9/25 vs Los Angeles Dodgers 7:00 PM
Thursday 9/26 vs Los Angeles Dodgers 7:00 PM
Friday 9/27 vs San Diego Padres 7:00 PM
Saturday 9/28 vs San Diego Padres 1:00 PM
Sunday 9/29 vs San Diego Padres 1:00 PM

Schedule as of 2/8/13; Dates and times subject to change
143 games (140 regular season, 3 exhibition)
All games presented on HDTV
* - Say Hey Tuesday from AT&T Park

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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