WGN-TV Premieres 2 Pre-Season Specials: “What it Means to be a White Sox” & “What it Means to be a Cub”
Let’s…play…ball! WGN-TV premieres two new baseball specials on Sunday, April 4 — “What it Means to be a White Sox” (7-8pm) and “What it Means to be a Cub” (8-9pm).
The “What it Means” specials are a unique celebration of Chicago baseball with first-person accounts of why each team is so special. Over 40 interviews from each team will allow baseball fans to gain insight from past players, coaches, owners, and long-time team employees. Interviews include Lou Piniella, Ozzie Guillen, Ernie Banks, Luis Aparicio, Ryne Sandberg, Frank Thomas, Carlos Zambrano, Mark Buehrle and all your favorite legends from both the North and South Sides. The shows will kick off the 2010 baseball season in HD.
“I love baseball and one of the best things about the game is the stories, fables, memories, tales, and declarations you hear at the ballpark…we have so many great players and characters on both sides of town that it’s important to celebrate them at every turn,” said Bob Vorwald, executive producer for WGN Sports. Vorwald writes a baseball blog for ChicagoNow at http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-baseball-stories and wrote companion books for each special published by Triumph Books of Chicago (www.triumphbooks.com ).