Good news for those of us who long for spring training and who want to listen and/or watch more spring training games! The good news is that almost all of the Cards’ spring training games will be broadcast on the Cardinals Radio Network and Fox Sports Midwest (TV). There’s also some news about spring training packages that the Cardinals are offering. Here’s the scoop:
SPRING TRAINING RADIO & TV BROADCAST SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED
FOX Sports Midwest to televise all-time-high 15 spring training games; 18 games broadcast on Cardinals Radio Network
Exclusive Travel Packages from Cardinals Vacations Are Available for Fans Looking to Experience Spring Training First Hand
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (January 13, 2014) – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that fans will be able to catch nearly all of the club’s 2014 spring training games on FOX Sports Midwest and the Cardinals Radio Network.
FOX Sports Midwest will televise an all-time-high 15 St. Louis Cardinals spring training games in 2014, one of the largest spring broadcast schedules in MLB. FOX Sports Midwest’s live spring training coverage has jumped from five games in 2012 to 10 in 2013 and 15 in 2014. The television home of the Cardinals kicks off its live game coverage Friday, February 28, when the Cardinals open Grapefruit League play vs. Miami at Roger Dean Stadium, the first of six games against the Marlins. The television schedule also features visits by the Red Sox, Mets, Twins, Tigers, Braves and Nationals. In addition, ESPN will broadcast the game at Boston on Monday, March 17. FOX Sports Midwest will replay each spring training telecast that night.
As in years past, veteran broadcasters Mike Shannon and John Rooney will broadcast 18 games on the team’s flagship station KMOX (AM 1120) and the Cardinals Radio Network, including the Cardinals’ exhibition game against the Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park in Memphis on Friday, March 28.
The first of 18 radio broadcasts will begin Friday, February 28, as the Cardinals face the Miami Marlins. Throughout spring training, every Saturday and Sunday broadcast will feature the Cardinals Pre-Game Show. The show will air 20 minutes prior to first pitch and feature Mike Shannon or John Rooney interviewing Cardinals players, coaches and other baseball personalities. The 125 Cardinals Radio Network affiliates will broadcast most Saturday and Sunday games, as well as select weekday games. Fans are encouraged to check their local listings for details.
The St. Louis Cardinals have some exclusive travel packages available through Cardinals Vacations that allow fans to experience spring training firsthand. Packages include hard-to-get game tickets, choice of hotel accommodations, car rental, exclusive Cardinals post-game dinner with manager Mike Matheny and select Cardinals players and team personnel, custom Cardinals merchandise and more. Fans can choose from a variety of travel packages atcardinals.com/springtravel or at 1-800-892-7687.
The Cardinals 2014 spring training broadcast schedule is attached below.
2014 St. Louis Cardinals spring training broadcast schedule
|DAY||DATE||VS/AT||OPPONENT||TV TIME (CT)||RADIO TIME (CT)||TV||RADIO|
|Friday||2/28||VS||MIAMI||12:00pm||11:55am||FOX Sports Midwest||KMOX/CRN|
|Saturday||3/1||@||MIAMI||12:00pm||11:45am||FOX Sports Midwest||KMOX/CRN|
|Sunday||3/2||VS||NY METS||12:00pm||11:45am||FOX Sports Midwest||KMOX/CRN|
|Wednesday||3/5||VS||BOSTON||12:00pm||11:55am||FOX Sports Midwest||
FOX Sports Midwest Plus*
FOX Sports Midwest
|Tuesday||3/11||VS||NY METS||12:00pm||11:55am||FOX Sports Midwest||KMOX/CRN|
|FOX Sports Midwest||KMOX/CRN|
|Sunday||3/16||VS||NY METS||12:00pm||11:45am||FOX Sports Midwest Plus*||KMOX/CRN|
|—||FOX Sports Midwest||—|
|11:55am||FOX Sports Midwest||KMOX/CRN|
|Friday||3/21||VS||WASHINGTON||12:00pm||11:55am||FOX Sports Midwest||KMOX/CRN|
|Tuesday||3/25||@||MIAMI||12:00pm||11:55am||FOX Sports Midwest||KMOX/CRN|
|Wednesday||3/26||VS||WASHINGTON||12:00pm||11:55am||FOX Sports Midwest & ESPN||KMOX/CRN|
|Thursday||3/27||VS||MIAMI||12:00pm||—||FOX Sports Midwest|
*March 7 & 16th games on Fox Sports Midwest Plus.
Fans should check local listings and may learn more at cardinals.com/radio and cardinals.com/tv
That’s all for now! Thanks for reading and see you next time!