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.
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.
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.)
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
|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|