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Cardinals spring radio and television update – 2/22/09


Since my last update, I have received tentative plans for MLB Gameday audio for the first week of spring training as well as a list of candidate games from which MLB Network may decide to telecast during the month of March.

The MLB Network slate is not set. It could include as many as 15 or more Cardinals games, including some not covered by other broadcast sources, or could be as few as two. Obviously, as I learn more, I will share it. Hopefully, your cable or satellite provider has already added the MLB Network channel to your lineup.

For those interested in subscribing to MLB Gameday Audio, its cost is $14.95 for spring training and the entire season. They mention over 100 live spring training games in total, but I am unaware of the schedule past March 7. By the looks of their first week’s coverage, the internet could turn out to be the most prevalent source of “radio” spring training games.

XM Satellite Radio also advertises over 100 games, but it may or may not be the same 100 games offered by MLB Gameday Audio. Based on the first week, my guess is not. As of now, XM has only schedules posted through March 1. That includes two Cardinals games on the channels listed below.

Update 3/14: XM schedule through 3/21 and Gameday audio through 3/26 added.

Update 3/6: XM schedule through 3/12 and Gameday audio through 3/15 are noted below.

Update 3/2: For the second time this spring, Gameday audio had a Cardinals game on its schedule only not to offer it. The link to today’s game was visible and active until after game time. Also, eight more MLB.TV games added, seven of which are games already covered by a home or away network.

Update 2/28: XM schedule through 3/6 is included. Two more games added.

Update 2/25: MLB.TV schedules through Tuesday, March 10 have been posted. The two Mets games on 2/27 and 3/3 are the only Cards games listed at this time. The schedule below now reflects that.

Update 2/24: For those interested in the regular-season Cardinals schedule of games to be televised in parts of Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi on FOX Sports Tennessee and SportSouth, I posted that information on Scout.com.

Update 2/23: Two more MLB Network games confirmed, 3/15 and 3/19, making the total four so far. The other possibilities have apparently been removed from consideration.

Tentative St. Louis Cardinals spring training broadcast schedule (as of 3/14/09)

DAY DATE TM* HOME TEAM VISITOR Radio GDA# XM& TV MLB%
Wed 2/25 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Florida Marlins
Thur 2/26 1:05 Baltimore Orioles St. Louis Cardinals yes
Fri 2/27 1:05 New York Mets St. Louis Cardinals yes 177 SportsNet NY Network/.TV
Sat 2/28 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Washington Nationals KTRS yes 176
Sun 3/1 1:05 Florida Marlins St. Louis Cardinals KTRS yes
Mon 3/2 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Tampa Bay Rays yes 177
Tues 3/3 1:05 New York Mets St. Louis Cardinals KTRS yes 176 SportsNet NY MLB.TV
Wed 3/4 off
Thur 3/5 2:05 St. Louis Cardinals Dom Republic WBC KTRS yes
Fri 3/6 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals New York Mets
Sat 3/7 1:05 Houston Astros St. Louis Cardinals KTRS yes
Sun 3/8 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Florida Marlins KTRS yes 183
Mon 3/9 off
Tues 3/10 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Detroit Tigers KTRS yes 176
Wed 3/11 1:05 Florida Marlins St. Louis Cardinals yes 177
Thur 3/12 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox KTRS yes 176
Fri 3/13 1:05 Baltimore Orioles (ss) St. Louis Cardinals (ss)
Fri 3/13 7:05 St. Louis Cardinals (ss) Baltimore Orioles (ss)
Sat 3/14 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Atlanta Braves KTRS yes 177 KSDK 5 MLB.TV
Sun 3/15 1:05 Philadelphia Phillies St. Louis Cardinals KTRS yes My Phl 17 Network/.TV
Mon 3/16 1:05 Detroit Tigers St. Louis Cardinals FS Midw/Detroit Network/.TV
Tues 3/17 off
Wed 3/18 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals (ss) Baltimore Orioles (ss) FS Midwest MLB.TV
Wed 3/18 1:05 Baltimore Orioles (ss) St. Louis Cardinals (ss) yes 176
Thur 3/19 1:05 Tampa Bay Rays St. Louis Cardinals KTRS yes 178 FS Florida MLB Network
Fri 3/20 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Philadelphia Phillies yes
Sat 3/21 1:05 Washington Nationals St. Louis Cardinals KTRS yes 178
Sun 3/22 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Baltimore Orioles KTRS yes 181 KSDK 5 MLB.TV
Mon 3/23 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Washington Nationals
Tues 3/24 off
Wed 3/25 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Houston Astros yes 176 FS SW/Midwest MLB.TV
Thur 3/26 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals New York Mets KTRS yes 178
Fri 3/27 1:05 Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals
Sat 3/28 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Baltimore Orioles KTRS yes 178
Sun 3/29 1:05 Minnesota Twins St. Louis Cardinals KTRS yes 180 FS No/Midwest MLB.TV
Mon 3/30 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals Florida Marlins
Tues 3/31 1:05 Baltimore Orioles St. Louis Cardinals KTRS yes
Wed 4/1 1:05 St. Louis Cardinals New York Mets
Thur 4/2 1:05 Florida Marlins St. Louis Cardinals KTRS yes
Fri 4/3 7:05 Memphis Redbirds St. Louis Cardinals KTRS yes FS Midwest MLB.TV
Sat 4/4 1:05 Memphis Redbirds St. Louis Cardinals KTRS yes
* local time
# MLB Gameday Audio
% MLB Network & .TV
& XM Satellite Radio

Note: The Cardinals’ regular season high-definition slate of 100 games has been announced. I posted the details on Scout.com here.

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