As is the case every spring, I scan the Florida broadcast plans of the St. Louis Cardinals and their varied opponents and combined their schedule plans in one place right here.
While most would rather prefer to listen to the Cardinals announcers, receiving any spring telecast or radio feed would have to be better than the alternative. Many cable and satellite packages offer other teams’ regional sports networks and MLB’s pay offerings ensure every game listed below can be taken in.
To that end, here is the most current schedule of spring television and radio plans that affect the Cardinals. The newest information is the March 8 game against the Washington Nationals will be televised on NASN, bringing the Cards’ current TV game count to three.
On the radio side, KMOX is planning to broadcast 18 games, starting with the February 23 opener. Generally, those are on the same Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday-Sunday schedule as past years. In addition, the two Minnesota games will be picked up by the Twins radio network.
Check back for this schedule to be filled in further as additional plans are announced. FOX Sports Midwest’s Cardinals spring schedule should be disclosed this week.
Feb. 5 update: The March 1 Astros-Cardinals game will be among the 10 Astros spring contests to be televised by CSN Houston, reports MLB.com.
Feb. 6 update: FOX Sports Midwest announced its spring slate of 10 telecasts, doubling its 2012 total of five. To date, 26 of the Cards’ 32 spring games will have either radio or television coverage, including all but two after March 6.
Feb. 7 update: Three Marlins radio broadcasts are added, though all are also KMOX days. None of the four Marlins television games this spring are against St. Louis.
Feb. 9 update: The Mets’ first three home games against the Cardinals will be on SportsNet New York (SNY). One of the three was already announced as being covered by ESPN. This brings the Cardinals total TV game count to an even 16 of 32. One Mets game will be covered on radio, but it is also a KMOX day. Same with the Tigers. 27 of the 32 games have either TV or radio coverage planned.
Feb. 14 update: Three Astros radio games added. Now, 29 of 32 Cards spring games will have coverage.
As expected, all television games will also be picked up by MLB.TV, as noted below. MLB Network is also covering a number of the Cardinals games, though many will on a delayed basis. There is also one oddity, in that MLBN is stating it will have a delayed broadcast of the 3/22 Cards-Astros game, which does not appear on any live schedule that I can find.
Feb. 16 update: The Yankees’ YES Network will also televise the March 11 game.
Feb. 18 update: The Red Sox’ NESN Plus channel is listing a live broadcast of the second game of the spring, on Sunday, 2/24. The game is also scheduled to rebroadcast on the regular NESN channel at 8 PM ET/7 PM CT and again on Monday afternoon at 3 PM ET/2 PM CT.
Feb. 23 update: The Red Sox-Cards Sunday night replay has disappeared from the schedules of both NESN and DirecTV. While the live NESN Plus broadcast still appears on the DTV schedule, a broadcast source told me that the listing is out of date. The game was originally scheduled to be aired, but NESN dropped it and added a different game to their spring training schedule instead. Therefore, no TV will be available for the 2/24 Red Sox-Cardinals game.
Mar. 10 update: The phantom delayed broadcast of the Cards-Astros game on 3/22 has disappeared from MLB Network’s schedule, so it has been removed below.
St. Louis Cardinals 2013 spring training broadcast schedule (as of March 10)
|Day||Date||Opponent||Location||ET||StL TV||Other TV||StL radio||Opp radio||XM sat|
|Sunday||24-Feb||Red Sox||Jupiter||1:05||(see above)||KMOX||183|
|Tuesday||26-Feb||Red Sox||Fort Myers||1:35|
|Wednesday||27-Feb||Mets||Port St. Lucie||1:10||SNY/MLB.TV/MLB Netwk|
|Saturday||9-Mar||Marlins ss||Jupiter (road)||1:05||KMOX||WAXY||Inet865|
|Thursday||14-Mar||Braves||Jupiter||1:05||FS MW/MLB.TV/MLB Netwk||KMOX||WCNN||Inet865|
|Friday||15-Mar||Nationals||Jupiter||1:05||FS MW/MLB.TV/MLB Netwk(delay)||FOX SportSouth|
|Sunday||17-Mar||Marlins||Jupiter (road)||1:05||FS MW/MLB.TV/MLB Netwk||FOX Sports Tennessee||KMOX||Inet865|
|Monday||18-Mar||Mets||Jupiter||1:05||FS MW/MLB.TV/MLB Netwk(delay)||FOX Sports Tennessee|
|Tuesday||19-Mar||Marlins||Jupiter||1:05||FS MW/MLB.TV/MLB Netwk(delay)||FOX Sports Tennessee||KMOX||Inet865|
|Thursday||21-Mar||Mets||Port St. Lucie||1:10||SNY/MLB.TV/MLB Netwk||KMOX||Inet865|
|Saturday||23-Mar||Marlins||Jupiter (road)||1:05||FS MW/MLB.TV/MLB Netwk||FOX SportSouth||KMOX||WAXY||Inet865|
|Sunday||24-Mar||Mets ss||Jupiter||1:05||FS MW/MLB.TV||FOX SportSouth||KMOX||Inet865|
|Monday||25-Mar||Twins||Fort Myers||1:05||FS MW/MLB.TV/MLB Netwk(delay)||FOX Sports North/FOX Sports Tennessee||KTWIN||Inet856|
|Tuesday||26-Mar||Mets||Port St. Lucie||1:10||ESPN/SNY/MLB.TV/MLB Netwk(delay)|
|Wednesday||27-Mar||Nationals ss||Jupiter||1:05||FS MW/MLB.TV/MLB Netwk(delay)||FOX Sports Tennessee||KMOX||Inet865|
|Thursday||28-Mar||Marlins||Jupiter||1:05||FS MW/MLB.TV/MLB Netwk(delay)||FOX Sports Tennessee||KMOX||Inet865|
|Friday||29-Mar||Mets||Port St. Lucie||12:10|