The White Sox released their broadcast schedule on Monday, and the spoiler here is that there’s just one national broadcast of one of the most exciting young teams in the majors.
Natch, that game comes on August 13, as the White Sox “host” the Yankees for the Field of Dreams Game in Dyersville, Iowa.
With WGN and any channel satellites out of the picture, NBC Sports Chicago televises the other 161 games this season.
Five of those games, due to conflicts with (presumably) Chicago Bulls or Chicago Blackhawks games, will appear on NBC Sports Chicago+: March 30-31 at Cleveland, April 4 at Boston, and April 13 and 15 at Kansas City.
The NBC Sports Chicago regular season begins with Opening Day on March 26 vs. Kansas City at Guaranteed Rate Field (1:10 p.m. CT). NBC Sports Chicago will provide the White Sox broadcast of all four games of the Crosstown Classic (July 7-8 at Sox Park, July 20-21 at Wrigley Field).
If you’re an NBC Sports Chicago subscriber, you can watch every broadcast online as well, via NBCSportsChicago.com. Every game on NBC Sports Chicago will be available in high definition. And finally, for those of us outside of the Chicago market, MLB.TV provides live coverage of every game across more than 400 supported devices.
Color commentator and socks fashionista Steve Stone enters his 12th season in the television booth and 13th with the White Sox. Jason Benetti, SoxMath maven and pop culture hawk, takes the play-by-play for his fifth White Sox season.
WGN Radio (AM-720) enters its third year as the White Sox flagship radio station, broadcasting all 162 games. The customary duo of former White Sox pitcher Ed Farmer (play-by-play) and former White Sox outfielder Darrin Jackson (analyst) team up for their 12th season together.
WRTO-AM 1200/Univision Radio returns for its sixth consecutive year as the Spanish-language radio home of White Sox baseball. WRTO will broadcast all 81 Sox home games during the 2019 season, with Héctor Molina (play-by-play) and Billy Russo (color analyst) on the call.
If the White Sox have the season we’re all anticipating, there’s a likelihood that ESPN might pick up a couple of games for their Sunday Night Baseball national broadcast — maybe July 26 vs. the Twins, or September 6 at Minnesota?