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The Sports Bank:
16 Chicago-area baseball trivia experts (8 Chicago Cubs, 8 Chicago White Sox) are testing their wits as they vie for the ultimate “Game Day Experience of a
Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games has brought a brand new Chicago baseball trivia game show to the network as The Batter’s
Box, hosted by Luke Stuckmeyer debuted this past Sunday.
Eight “Cubs trivia experts” & eight “White Sox trivia experts” battle it out to represent their respective, favorite team, which will ultimately lead to a thrilling “Cubs vs. White Sox” trivia expert finale this fall.
“I was also amazed by the deep knowledge our contestants had of their respective teams. You could sense the feeling of accomplishment and disappointment when questions were answered correctly or incorrectly. There’s no doubt in my mind the viewers at home are enjoying playing along as well. The game show route is a new one for us and we’re very pleased with the positive viewer reaction to it thus
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Let’s take a look at the current team to see what the Sox farm system has produced.
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Stats:BA - .311HR - 3RBI - 13AB - 45
He has also played both 3B and 1B giving Paul Konerko rest.
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The Cubs are tied or the worst record in the Majors, and they bring their continued struggles to Citi Field to close out the first half of the year against the Mets.
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One of my favorite baseball books was “The Year the Mets Lost Last Place,’’ a diary of a three-series stretch in July of 1969 when the Mets played two series with the Chicago Cubs and one with the Montreal Expos.
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