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Cardinals television and radio update – 01/31/09


More news of television schedules for all major league clubs continue to trickle out. Not surprisingly, my primary interest is where they intersect with the St. Louis Cardinals. This post is an update of my January 8 and January 19 reports.

Since last time, the slate of St. Louis Cardinals spring training games confirmed to be televised has grown to six.

Local television

St. Louis KSDK Channel 5 will be tuning up for their Sunday regular season broadcasts with a pair of spring training telecasts from Jupiter, Florida. They will be showing the home games against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, March 14 and the contest when the Cards welcome the Baltimore Orioles the following Sunday, March 22.

In addition to those two contests, the schedule for the 20-game regular season portion of KSDK’s 2009 Cardinals coverage is also posted on MLB.com.

Opponent television

The other new additions to my schedule below are from the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros. Along with the previously-announced Minnesota Twins game on March 29, each of these three clubs will be televising one Cardinals spring game.

Sportsnet New York will have the earliest game, the Friday, February 27 game from Port St. Lucie. The Phillies will carry the Sunday, March 15 contest while FOX Sports Southwest will pick up the Wednesday, March 25 tilt as the Astros invade Jupiter. See details below.

How to get them

In recent years, I have always tracked all spring televised games. In this age of satellite television, enterprising Cardinals fans thirsty for all the action they can get often find a way to pick up the opposing broadcasts. I know I do.

Now if MLB Network delivers on their still not fully-defined plans to televise three spring games per day, it should prove to be even easier here in 2009. (It sounds like a cheesy commercial, but I am serious. If your system doesn’t offer the new MLB Network channel, start making calls and writing letters.)

Local radio

Last point. A friend at The BIG 550 KTRS, radio home of the Cardinals, tells me that he believes their spring radio plans for Cards games will continue as in the past. That means Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday games during camp. Though this is NOT confirmed yet, I am tentatively listing the broadcasts here.

The station will have on-air staff in Florida doing reports from February 11, starting even before pitchers and catchers report! As you probably know, they have a live internet stream. If I can get schedule information, I will pass it along.

Winter Warm-up embers still hot

Don’t forget to catch the two episodes of Fox Sports Midwest’s coverage from the Cardinals Winter Warm-up that are still being re-run on FS Midwest. Here’s the link to the schedule. Among the things you will learn is that Khalil Greene is one serious dude, the anti-Jim Hayes.

Spring schedule details

DAY DATE TM* HOME TEAM VISITOR Radio? TV
Mon 23-Feb-09 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals SLU Billikens (exhib.)
Wed 25-Feb-09 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Florida Marlins
Thur 26-Feb-09 1:05 Baltimore Orioles St. Louis Cardinals KTRS
Fri 27-Feb-09 1:05 New York Mets St. Louis Cardinals SNY
Sat 28-Feb-09 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Washington Nationals KTRS
Sun 1-Mar-09 1:05 Florida Marlins St. Louis Cardinals KTRS
Mon 2-Mar-09 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Tampa Bay Rays
Tues 3-Mar-09 1:05 New York Mets St. Louis Cardinals KTRS
Thur 5-Mar-09 2:05 St. Louis Cardinals Dom Republic WBC KTRS
Fri 6-Mar-09 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals New York Mets
Sat 7-Mar-09 1:05 Houston Astros St. Louis Cardinals KTRS
Sun 8-Mar-09 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Florida Marlins KTRS
Tues 10-Mar-09 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Detroit Tigers KTRS
Wed 11-Mar-09 1:05 Florida Marlins St. Louis Cardinals
Thur 12-Mar-09 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox KTRS
Fri 13-Mar-09 1:05 Baltimore Orioles St. Louis Cardinals
Fri 13-Mar-09 7:05 St. Louis Cardinals Baltimore Orioles
Sat 14-Mar-09 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Atlanta Braves KTRS KSDK 5
Sun 15-Mar-09 1:05 Philadelphia Phillies St. Louis Cardinals KTRS My Phl 17
Mon 16-Mar-09 1:05 Detroit Tigers St. Louis Cardinals
Wed 18-Mar-09 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Baltimore Orioles
Wed 18-Mar-09 1:05 Baltimore Orioles St. Louis Cardinals
Thur 19-Mar-09 1:05 Tampa Bay Rays St. Louis Cardinals KTRS
Fri 20-Mar-09 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Philadelphia Phillies
Sat 21-Mar-09 1:05 Washington Nationals St. Louis Cardinals KTRS
Sun 22-Mar-09 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Baltimore Orioles KTRS KSDK 5
Mon 23-Mar-09 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Washington Nationals
Wed 25-Mar-09 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Houston Astros FS SW
Thur 26-Mar-09 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals New York Mets KTRS
Fri 27-Mar-09 1:05 Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals
Sat 28-Mar-09 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Baltimore Orioles KTRS
Sun 29-Mar-09 1:05 Minnesota Twins St. Louis Cardinals KTRS FS North
Mon 30-Mar-09 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Florida Marlins
Tues 31-Mar-09 1:05 Baltimore Orioles St. Louis Cardinals KTRS
Wed 1-Apr-09 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals New York Mets
Thur 2-Apr-09 1:05 Florida Marlins St. Louis Cardinals KTRS
Fri 3-Apr-09 7:05 Memphis Redbirds St. Louis Cardinals
Sat 4-Apr-09 1:05 Memphis Redbirds St. Louis Cardinals

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