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.
|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|