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Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 24 February 2009 16:28

MLB NetworkMLB Network today announced its Spring Training broadcast schedule, which will feature 61 games -- 45 of which will be live -- featuring all 30 Major League clubs and including three World Baseball Classic exhibition games (subject to blackout in local markets, only where necessary). MLB Network's Spring Training schedule begins on Wednesday, February 25 at 3:00 p.m. ET with San Francisco at Cleveland live from Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Ariz. All games will be simulcasts of local broadcasts, including local announcers. MLB Tonight will air for one hour every night, containing news, analysis and highlights.

Highlights of the broadcast schedule include:
  • Feb 28, 1:00 p.m. ET: Tampa Bay Rays @ Philadelphia Phillies (2008 World Series rematch)
  • March 1, 5:00 p.m. ET: Chicago White Sox @ Los Angeles Dodgers (first game at Camelback Ranch - Glendale, the new Spring Training home for both teams)
  • March 3, 1:00 p.m. ET: Team USA @ New York Yankees (World Baseball Classic exhibition game, also Derek Jeter's first career game played against the Yankees)
  • April 3, 7:00 p.m. ET: Chicago Cubs @ New York Yankees (first ever game at new Yankee Stadium)
  • April 4, 1:00 p.m. ET: Boston Red Sox @ New York Mets (second game ever at CitiField)

"We're all excited for the start of baseball season, and we wanted to give fans as many Spring Training games as possible, featuring every single club," said Tony Petitti, President and Chief Executive Officer of MLB Network. "We're also happy to be able to give a national audience its first look at the new Mets and Yankees parks, as well as an early look at some of the World Baseball Classic teams through those exhibition games."

Select Read More to see the full MLB Network Spring Training broadcast schedule

*Indicates live broadcast

All times ET and subject to change, check mlbnetwork.com for updates

Games will be blacked out in local markets only where necessary

February 25

  • 3:00 p.m.* San Francisco Giants @ Cleveland Indians
  • 7:00 p.m.* Boston Red Sox @ Minnesota Twins

February 26

  • 4:00 p.m. Arizona Diamondbacks @ Cleveland Indians

February 27

  • 1:00 p.m.* St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Mets
  • 5:00 p.m. San Diego Padres @ Cleveland Indians

February 28

  • 1:00 p.m. * Tampa Bay Rays @ Philadelphia Phillies
  • 5:00 p.m. Minnesota Twins @ New York Yankees

March 1

  • 1:00 p.m.* Boston Red Sox @ Minnesota Twins
  • 5:00 p.m. Chicago White Sox @ Los Angeles Dodgers
  • 9:00 p.m. Houston Astros @ New York Mets

March 3

  • 1:00 p.m.* USA @ New York Yankees (WBC Exhibition)
  • 5:00 p.m. Canada @ Toronto Blue Jays (WBC Exhibition)

March 4

  • 9:00 p.m.* Australia @ Seattle Mariners (WBC Exhibition)

March 5

  • 4:00 p.m.* Chicago White Sox @ Chicago Cubs

March 6

  • 1:00 p.m.* Washington Nationals @ Baltimore Orioles

March 7

  • 3:00 p.m.* Oakland Athletics @ San Diego Padres

March 9

  • 1:00 p.m.* Baltimore Orioles @ New York Mets

March 14

  • 4:00 p.m.* Texas Rangers @ Chicago White Sox

March 15

  • 1:00 p.m.* St. Louis Cardinals @ Philadelphia Phillies
  • 8:30 p.m. Kansas City Royals @ San Francisco Giants

March 16

  • 1:00 p.m.* St. Louis Cardinals @ Detroit Tigers
  • 7:00 p.m.* Tampa Bay Rays @ Pittsburgh Pirates

March 17

  • 1:00 p.m.* Minnesota Twins @ Boston Red Sox

March 18

  • 1:00 p.m.* Atlanta Braves @ New York Mets

March 19

  • 1:00 p.m.* St. Louis Cardinals @ Tampa Bay Rays
  • 7:00 p.m.* Boston Red Sox @ Cincinnati Reds

March 20

  • 1:00 p.m.* Cincinnati Reds @ Houston Astros
  • 5:00 p.m. San Diego Padres @ Chicago Cubs
  • 9:00 p.m.* Los Angeles Dodgers @ Kansas City Royals

March 21

  • 1:00 p.m.* Boston Red Sox @ Florida Marlins
  • 5:00 p.m. Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox

March 22

  • 1:00 p.m.* New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays
  • 5:00 p.m. Cleveland Indians @ Colorado Rockies

March 23

  • 1:00 p.m.* Florida Marlins @ Houston Astros
  • 5:00 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers @ Colorado Rockies

March 24

  • 1:00 p.m.* New York Mets @ Houston Astros
  • 7:00 p.m.* Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees

March 25

  • 1:00 p.m.* Detroit Tigers @ New York Mets
  • 7:00 p.m.* Atlanta Braves @ Washington Nationals

March 26

  • 4:00 p.m.* Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ Cleveland Indians
  • 10:30 p.m.* Chicago Cubs @ San Francisco Giants

March 27

  • 1:00 p.m.* Detroit Tigers @ Atlanta Braves
  • 9:00 p.m.* Milwaukee Brewers @ Texas Rangers

March 28

  • 1:00 p.m.* Philadelphia Phillies @ Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 5:00 p.m. Chicago Cubs @ Colorado Rockies
  • 9:00 p.m. New York Yankees @ Atlanta Braves

March 29

  • 1:00 p.m.* Atlanta Braves @ Detroit Tigers
  • 5:00 p.m. Kansas City Royals @ Seattle Mariners

March 30

  • 1:00 p.m.* Tampa Bay Rays @ Minnesota Twins
  • 7:00 p.m.* San Diego Padres @ Cleveland Indians

March 31

  • 4:00 p.m.* Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ Chicago Cubs
  • 10:00 p.m.* Milwaukee Brewers @ San Diego Padres

April 1

  • 1:00 p.m.* Florida Marlins @ Baltimore Orioles
  • 5:00 p.m. Texas Rangers @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • 9:00 p.m. Arizona Diamondbacks @ Milwaukee Brewers

April 2

  • 3:00 p.m.* Chicago White Sox @ Milwaukee Brewers
  • 10:00 p.m.* Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ Los Angeles Dodgers

April 3

  • 7:00 p.m.* Chicago Cubs @ New York Yankees

April 4

  • 1:00 p.m.* Boston Red Sox @ New York Mets
  • 6:00 p.m.* Baltimore Orioles @ Washington Nationals
  • 10:00 p.m.* Milwaukee Brewers @ Los Angeles Dodgers

 Source: MLB Network


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