Jason Benetti talks about his return to the White Sox

Jason Benetti talks about his return to the White Sox

Jason Benetti is the White Sox play-by-play broadcaster for the foreseeable future, and he couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity.

“I really enjoy this job,” Benetti said during an appearance on 670 The Score. “I want to be here and I’ve always wanted to be here. Just looking at how well Steve (Stone) has gone and how much I’ve liked him, and how so many people in the organization have been, I want to be here.”

The White Sox announced Thursday that it does picked up Benetti’s multi-year option, while also signing color commentator Steve Stone to a multi-year extension. The exact length of each contract is not yet public knowledge, and Benetti said he was not authorized to elaborate beyond the fact that it spans several years.

Benetti, who is an accomplished broadcaster, will be entering his eighth season in the White Sox broadcast booth. The propeller of the fan-favorite #SoxMath segment on broadcasts, Benetti has appeared with major networks including ESPN, NBC and most recently FOX Sports. On all three networks, he has covered sports such as college basketball, college football and Major League Baseball. At the end of this most recent NFL season, Benetti also did play-by-play for the Cardinals-Falcons and Panthers-Saints matchups.

When it last reached a multi-year deal with the White Sox in May 2017, the station projected in its interview that during 2023, it will call somewhere in the neighborhood of 190-200 football games, ​​​​basketball and baseball, which will include those on FOX. MLB Saturday broadcasts. He also expects to miss more time away from the White Sox in 2023 because of those added responsibilities with other networks, likely opening the door for Len Kasper to fill in on those occasions.

Benetti was candid during his interview with the Chicago radio station and talked about the difficulties that cerebral palsy poses during his career. The 39-year-old said that despite some of the challenges, he enjoys doing things that people think he can’t do.

“To anyone who’s listening,” Benetti said. “When you have something that ordinary people can judge you for and you’ve chosen an industry with criteria, it’s not easy.”

“I want people to know if you have something that hurts you in life, the best thing you can do is be good at what you love to do.”

Listen to the full interview between Jason Benetti and 670 The punctuation Danny Parkins, click YouTube video below.

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