One step closer … and, once spring training does arrive, we’ll have more chances than ever to actually see and hear the Cardinals in action. Nearly all of their games will be on FOX Sports Midwest and the Cardinals Radio Network.
FOX Sports Midwest will televise an all-time-high 15 spring training games in 2014, one of the largest spring broadcast schedules in MLB. FOX Sports Midwest’s live spring training coverage has jumped from five games in 2012 to 10 in 2013 and 15 in 2014. The television home of the Cardinals kicks off its live game coverage on Friday, Feb. 28, when the Cardinals open Grapefruit League play vs. Miami at Roger Dean Stadium. That will be the first of six games against the Marlins.
The television schedule also features visits by the Red Sox, Mets, Twins, Tigers, Braves and Nationals. In addition, ESPN will broadcast the game at Boston on Monday, March 17. FOX Sports Midwest will replay each spring training telecast that night.
As in years past, veteran broadcasters Mike Shannon and John Rooney will broadcast 18 games on the team’s flagship station KMOX (AM 1120) and the Cardinals Radio Network, including the Cardinals’ exhibition game against the Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park in Memphis on Friday, March 28.
The first of 18 radio broadcasts will begin Friday, Feb. 28, as the Cardinals face the Miami Marlins. Throughout spring training, every Saturday and Sunday broadcast will feature the Cardinals Pre-Game Show. The show will air 20 minutes prior to first pitch and feature Mike Shannon or John Rooney interviewing Cardinals players, coaches and other baseball personalities. The 125 Cardinals Radio Network affiliates will broadcast most Saturday and Sunday games, as well as select weekday games. Check your local listings for details.
The St. Louis Cardinals have exclusive travel packages available through Cardinals Vacations that allow you to experience spring training firsthand. Packages include hard-to-get game tickets, choice of hotel accommodations, car rental, exclusive Cardinals post-game dinner with manager Mike Matheny and select Cardinals players and team personnel, custom Cardinals merchandise and more. Choose from a variety of travel packages at cardinals.com/springtravel or by calling 800-892-7687.
Here is the Cardinals spring training broadcast schedule.
|DAY||DATE||VS/AT||OPPONENT||TV TIME (CT)||RADIO TIME (CT)||TV||RADIO|
|Friday||2/28||VS||MIAMI||12:00pm||11:55am||FOX Sports Midwest||KMOX/CRN|
|Saturday||3/1||@||MIAMI||12:00pm||11:45am||FOX Sports Midwest||KMOX/CRN|
|Sunday||3/2||VS||NY METS||12:00pm||11:45am||FOX Sports Midwest||KMOX/CRN|
|Wednesday||3/5||VS||BOSTON||12:00pm||11:55am||FOX Sports Midwest||KMOX/CRN|
|Friday||3/7||VS||MIAMI||12:00pm||11:55am||FOX Sports Midwest Plus*||KMOX/CRN|
|Monday||3/10||VS||DETROIT||12:00pm||FOX Sports Midwest|
|Tuesday||3/11||VS||NY METS||12:00pm||11:55am||FOX Sports Midwest||KMOX/CRN|
|Thursday||3/13||VS||ATLANTA||12:00pm||11:55am||FOX Sports Midwest||KMOX/CRN|
|Sunday||3/16||VS||NY METS||12:00pm||11:45am||FOX Sports Midwest Plus*||KMOX/CRN|
|Wednesday||3/19||VS||MINNESOTA||12:00pm||FOX Sports Midwest|
|Thursday||3/20||@||MIAMI||12:00pm||11:55am||FOX Sports Midwest||KMOX/CRN|
|Friday||3/21||VS||WASHINGTON||12:00pm||11:55am||FOX Sports Midwest||KMOX/CRN|
|Tuesday||3/25||@||MIAMI||12:00pm||11:55am||FOX Sports Midwest||KMOX/CRN|
|Wednesday||3/26||VS||WASHINGTON||12:00pm||11:55am||FOX Sports Midwest & ESPN||KMOX/CRN|
|Thursday||3/27||VS||MIAMI||12:00pm||FOX Sports Midwest|
*March 7 & 16th games on Fox Sports Midwest Plus.