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Comcast Sportsnet Announce Wager Over Giants-Phillies

COMCAST SPORTSNET BAY AREA, COMCAST SPORTSNET PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCE WAGER OVER GIANTS-PHILLIES NL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

PHILADELPHIA, PA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Officials from Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, the cable television homes of the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies respectively, have made a wager to defend their hometown pride in the upcoming 2010 National League Championship Series.

Should the Giants win the National League Championship Series, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia will send authentic Philadelphia Tastykakes to the Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point; a Giants banner will hang in the Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia newsroom for an entire week; and Brian Monihan, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, will wear a Giants’ Tim Lincecum jersey and wig for a day.

If the Phillies are victors, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area will send San Francisco’s famous Ghirardelli Chocolate and classic sourdough bread to Philabundance; a Phillies banner will be displayed in the Comcast SportsNet Bay Area newsroom for a week; and Ted Griggs, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, will sport a Phillies Ryan Howard jersey for a day.

“As the Giants and Phillies prepare to take the field for the National League Championship, Comcast SportsNet personnel in San Francisco and Philadelphia will enjoy a lighthearted rivalry by betting on their own hometown team to win the series,” said Griggs.  “No matter which team wins, our good-natured competition will benefit a worthy charity in either San Francisco or Philadelphia, which will receive an ample supply of tasty treats to help feed the people it serves.  Naturally, we expect that the deserving kids at the Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club will enjoy the Tastykakes Krimpets, Kandy Kakes, cupcakes, and other delicious baked goods that will soon be shipped to the West Coast.”

“Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia will be cheering on the Phillies loudly as they look to capture their third-straight National League title,” said Monihan.  “We look forward to delivering Ghirardelli Chocolate and classic sourdough bread from the San Francisco area to our community partner Philabundance, which is the largest hunger relief organization fighting hunger and malnutrition in the Delaware Valley.  Personally I hope the Phillies make a triumphant return to the World Series because I don’t think I will look good with long hair like Tim Lincecum.”

Both networks are providing comprehensive coverage of the National League Championship Series to fans in their markets, including specials and features, pregame and postgame coverage, extensive online coverage, and reports featuring insights and analysis from experts from the other network.  Individual program lineups will vary for each network.  Visit CSNPhilly.com and CSNBayArea.com for the latest Phillies and Giants programming schedules throughout the postseason.

Comcast Sports Group operates 14 local networks that deliver 2,400 sporting events annually and breaking news and analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes.  Comcast Sports Group’s sports networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, The Mtn. – Mountain West Sports Network, CSS and Comcast Sports Southwest.  Comcast Sports Group 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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