With the publishing of MLB Network’s spring training television schedule, it is time for an update of the complete St. Louis Cardinals’ spring television and radio plans.
On the television side, we already knew that FOX Sports Midwest will be telecasting 15 Cardinals games from Florida (many of which will also be rebroadcast on a delayed basis). Three other Cards Grapefruit League contests will be on MASN (one at the Nats) and SportsNet New York (two at the Mets).
The new news is most interesting for those outside of the FOX Sports Midwest footprint as their opportunity to see 15 of those 18 games increases substantially.
15 is again the operative number, as MLB Network will be broadcasting that quantity of Cardinals spring games, as well. 12 of them overlap the FOX Sports Midwest games, with two live and 10 to be shown by MLB Network on a delayed basis. That leaves only three of the FOX Sports Midwest contests not picked up by the national baseball network.
As noted, MLB Network will be covering a total of 15 Cardinals contests from Florida this spring. In addition to the 12 FSM ones noted above, MLBN will broadcast all three of the aforementioned MASN/SNY games in which the Cardinals will be the visiting team. Two will be on a delayed basis and one will be live. To see the exact times of the delayed broadcasts, check MLB Network’s daily schedule.
More Cardinals spring contests could still be added to the television and radio schedule, as not all of their Florida opponents have announced their team-oriented broadcast plans. Same with ESPN, FOX and TBS. So stay tuned!
2/21 update: As expected, all 21 previously-announced Cardinals TV games will also be shown on MLB.TV. If you subscribed in 2014, you should be receiving an email with renewal plans for 2015.
2/23 update: The Miami Marlins will have five of their spring games against the Cardinals on television and/or radio. Two games will have both, one will be TV-only and the other two will be radio-only. All five games were previously on the FOX Sports Midwest and/or KMOX schedules, so the number of uncovered Cardinals games remains unchanged at four. Stay tuned for more related news.
Also 2/23: ESPN SportsCenter will visit Cardinals training camp on Saturday, February 28, but the national network has no Cardinals games on their spring training schedule.
02/26 update: The good news is that two early-camp games against the Astros, both previously with no radio or TV plans, will have radio coverage via the Astros network. The bad news is that they will be on a delayed basis. Both the March 6 and March 10 contests are scheduled to be aired at 8 p.m. CT. MLB Gameday Audio has not yet disclosed if it will offer the feeds live, on the same delayed schedule, or not at all.
02/28 update: The Atlanta Braves announced their radio schedule, which includes the March 11 home contest against the Cardinals. This leaves just one Cards spring training game, March 23 at the Red Sox, without some radio or television coverage. (None of the Braves games televised on FOX Sports South/SportSouth this spring include the Cardinals.)
St. Louis Cardinals Spring Training Television and Radio Plans – as of 2/28/15
|Day||Date||Opponent||Location||CT||StL TV||Other TV||StL radio||Opp radio|
|Sat||07,Mar||at Nationals||Viera||12:05||MASN/MLB Network (delay)/MLB.TV||KMOX/CRN||WJFK 1580|
|Tue||10,Mar||at Astros||Kissimmee||12:05||KBME 790|
|Wed||11,Mar||at Braves||Orlando||12:05||WIFN 1340|
|Thu||12,Mar||Orioles||Jupiter||12:05||FS Midwest||MLBN (delay)/MLB.TV||KMOX/CRN|
|Fri||13,Mar||at Marlins||Jupiter||12:05||FS Midwest||FS Florida/MLBN (delay)/MLB.TV||WINZ/WAQI (Sp.)|
|Sat||14,Mar||Twins||Jupiter||12:05||FS Midwest||FS North/MLBN (delay)/MLB.TV||KMOX/CRN||Go 96.3/TIBN|
|Sun||15,Mar||at Twins||Ft. Myers||12:05||FS Midwest||FS North/MLB.TV||KMOX/CRN||Go 96.3/TIBN|
|Mon||16,Mar||Tigers||Jupiter||12:05||FS Midwest||MLB Network/MLB.TV||KMOX/CRN|
|Tue||17,Mar||at Marlins||Jupiter||12:05||FS Midwest||MLBN (delay)/MLB.TV||KMOX/CRN||WINZ 940|
|Thu||19,Mar||Mets||Jupiter||12:05||FS Midwest||MLB Network/MLB.TV||KMOX/CRN|
|Fri||20,Mar||at Mets||Pt. St. Lucie||12:10||SNY/MLBN (delay)/MLB.TV|
|Sat||21,Mar||Braves||Jupiter||12:05||FS Midwest Plus||MLBN (delay)/MLB.TV||KMOX/CRN|
|Sun||22,Mar||at Orioles||Sarasota||12:05||KMOX/CRN||105.7 The Fan|
|Mon||23,Mar||at Red Sox||Ft. Myers||12:05|
|Wed||25,Mar||Nationals||Jupiter||12:05||FS Midwest||MLBN (delay)/MLB.TV||KMOX/CRN||WJFK 1580|
|Thu||26,Mar||Marlins||Jupiter||12:05||FS Midwest||FS Florida/MLB.TV||KMOX/CRN|
|Fri||27,Mar||Mets (ss)||Jupiter||12:05||FS Midwest||MLBN (delay)/MLB.TV|
|at Nats (ss)||Viera||12:05||WJFK 1580|
|Sat||28,Mar||at Tigers||Lakeland||12:05||KMOX/CRN||WXYT 1270|
|Sun||29,Mar||Mets||Jupiter||12:05||FS Midwest||MLBN (delay)/MLB.TV||KMOX/CRN||WOR 710|
|Mon||30,Mar||Nationals||Jupiter||12:05||FS Midwest||MLBN (delay)/MLB.TV|
|Tue||31,Mar||Marlins||Jupiter||12:05||FS Midwest||FS Florida/MLB.TV||KMOX/CRN||WINZ 940|
|Wed||01,Apr||at Mets||Pt. St. Lucie||12:10||SNY/MLB Network/MLB.TV|
|Thu||02,Apr||Mets||Jupiter||11:05||FS Midwest||MLBN (delay)/MLB.TV|
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