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Sloan, a world-leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems, is the proud presenting sponsor of "Off The Mound with Ryan Dempster" (OTM), a weekly television show on Marquee Sports Network that features interviews with MLB stars, actors, musicians, and comedians. The 30-minute show made its season debut on Friday, April 13. Upcoming episodes air each Friday at 8 p.m. CST.
OTM is a late-night style talk show hosted by Dempster, a 16-year MLB veteran, World Series champion, and former Chicago Cubs pitcher from 2004-2012. Known throughout his baseball career as a skilled impressionist and stand-up comedian, upon retirement, Dempster began taking improv classes and writing sketches for appearances on MLB Network before developing the concept for OTM.
"As the Official Water Efficiency Partner of the Chicago Cubs, the team at Sloan has had a front row seat for much of Ryan's big-league career, while also getting to know him on a personal level," said Graham Allen, Sloan co-president and CEO. "Ryan is an excellent entertainer, so when Sloan was presented with this opportunity, we knew we had to be a part of the project."
"Sloan has supported 'Off The Mound' since it began as a live event in Chicago in 2018, and together we have been able to raise money for multiple charities and give back to the great community that we serve," Dempster added. "Chicago has become a second home for me, and Sloan and the Allen family exemplify what being a Chicagoan is all about. I'm thankful for our partnership and even more for our friendship, and I look forward to working together and bringing fans more content from 'Off The Mound presented by Sloan.'"
While airing in April for the first time on Marquee Sports Network, OTM first debuted in 2018 as a live event in Chicago featuring an on-stage band, The Hemispheres, plus interviews and the occasional singalong or batting practice with MLB stars past and present, actors, musicians, and comedians, including Eddie Vedder, Jeff Garlin, and Hall of Famer Jim Thome. Since its television debut last month, OTM's guests have included MLB All-Stars Mike Trout, Anthony Rizzo, and Jon Lester, plus former Cubs Derrek Lee, Mark DeRosa, and former MLB All-Stars Sean Casey and Michael Young.
Marquee Sports Network is carried by a growing list of cable television and satellite providers, including DirecTV, AT&T U-verse, WOW!, RCN, Mediacom, and Charter; it can also be streamed on Hulu+Live TV.
Sloan has been the Official Water Efficiency Partner of the Chicago Cubs for six seasons and hosts the team at its Spring Training home, Sloan Park, in Mesa, Arizona.
For more information on where to find OTM on local listings, visit www.marqueesportsnetwork.com/providers.