In what has to be considered tremendous news for St. Louis Cardinals fans nationwide, FOX Sports Midwest announced Wednesday plans to televise 10 of the club’s 2013 spring training contests from Florida.
That total is up from five in each of the past four springs. Including all other television sources announced to date, 14 Cardinals spring training games will be viewable, up from eight in 2012. Full 2013 details here.
Highlights of the FOX Midwest schedule include five of six games from March 14-18 (excluding March 16), all from Jupiter. Opponents will be the Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins (twice) and New York Mets. The first two clubs were playoff participants in 2012.
The second block of five FSM telecasts include the Marlins (twice), Mets and Nats again, along with the Minnesota Twins. Those games will be held on March 23-25 and 27-28.
FOX Sports Midwest will also air a 30-minute Spring Training Report special that premieres Monday, Feb. 25 at 9 p.m., and a 2013 Season Preview on Saturday, March 23 at 11:30 a.m.
The overall total of 14 televised games does not include the schedules of the Cards’ nearest and most frequent opponents, the Miami Marlins and New York Mets. Neither of those clubs has yet announced spring broadcast plans, but when available, we will share them here at The Cardinal Nation blog.
Full Cardinals 2013 spring training radio and television schedule details here. At this point, only six of the team’s 32 spring games will not have some radio or TV coverage and just two after March 6.