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With snow expected to cripple the DC area (and extend kids’ three-day weekend into five), now’s as good a time as any to take a look at the broadcast schedule for the 2014 Nationals spring training. For the folks who have subscriptions to MLB.tv and MLB Radio, there will likely be some road broadcasts (personal favorite: St. Louis’s radio guy Mike Shannon, who sounds like Jeff Bridges after three or four shots of bourbon), which I’d include except they’re yet to be posted. Likewise for the MLB Network.

Sadly, there are just four FM broadcasts this year, and only two that don’t coincide with a MASN broadcast. That’s offset slightly by just two broadcasts that are only on 1580 AM, which is significant if you live outside of its Daisy air-rifle range broadcast radius, and the addition of 1500 AM as an option for four of the AM-only dates.

Happily, there is no Baltimore broadcast or game this spring. Gluttons for punishment will just have to wait until interleague play.

The dates with an asterisk will be split-squad games, which for us means a better chance of seeing “our guys” for more than inning or an at-bat or two. As I have in the previous four springs, the plan is to write up the games from that point of view for as long as it’s reasonable.

Day Date Time (ET) Opponent Network
Fri. Feb. 28 1:10 p.m. @ N.Y. Mets 1500 and 1580 AM
Sun. Mar. 2 1:05 p.m. Miami MASN
Fri. Mar. 7 1:05 p.m. Houston 1500 and 1580 AM
Sat. Mar. 8 1:05 p.m. Atlanta* 1500 and 1580 AM
Sun. Mar. 9 1:05 p.m. St. Louis MASN, 106.7 FM, 1500 AM
Mon. Mar. 10 6:05 p.m. Houston 1580 AM
Tue. Mar. 11 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees MASN
Sun. Mar. 16 1:05 p.m. Detroit* MASN
Wed. Mar. 19 6:05 p.m. Houston MASN
Thu. Mar. 20 1:05 p.m. Detroit 1500 and 1580 AM
Sat. Mar. 22 1:05 p.m. @ N.Y. Mets 106.7 FM, 1500 AM
Sun. Mar. 23 1:10 p.m. @ N.Y. Mets 106.7 FM, 1500 AM
Tue. Mar. 25 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets MASN
Wed. Mar. 26 1:05 p.m. @ St. Louis ESPN
Thu. Mar. 27 12:10 p.m. @ N.Y. Mets ESPN
Sat. Mar. 29 2:05 p.m. Detroit
@ Nationals Park
106.7 FM, 1580 AM

  11 Responses to “2014 Nationals Spring Training Broadcast Schedule”

  1. There is also the likelihood of additional road games on SiriusXM for those of us who subscribe (unless that is what you meant by MLB Radio).

    • I hadn’t thought that option, though as a subscriber to both (satellite-radio-only for XM, natch), can’t think of many instances where I could listen to XM in my car but not online or vice-versa (or the other way around, Skipper).

  2. To ask a (possibly impossible) question: any idea how many of these I’ll be able to pick up on internet radio?

  3. I used to crank the big antenna to KMOX (among other places) when I was a kid and can verify that Shannon has sounded like that for decades, as did Jack Buck. It was quite a competition over whose voice was craggier.

  4. Topic lefty relievers
    Robertson and Danny rose AAA
    Jackson and Grace AA
    Potomac: Harper, Applebee’s , Meza
    Walsh ?!!!????
    Hagerstown has good depth options
    Thoughts fans??

  5. Corey brown DFA by Oakland
    Kkkklk
    If he ends up back in Nats fold

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