Phillies ST Broadcast Schedule

The Phillies have added broadcast information to the schedule on their website. Good news! Lots of spring training games will be televised.

  • March 4 vs. NYY: Comcast SportsNet
  • March 13 vs. MIN: MyPhl 17
  • March 16 vs. DET: The Comcast Network
  • March 17 vs. NYY: The Comcast Network
  • March 20 @ DET: MyPhl 17
  • March 21 vs. BAL: Comcast SportsNet
  • March 22 vs. NYY: ESPN
  • March 23 vs. TBR: The Comcast Network
  • March 24 @ ATL: ESPN
  • March 28 vs. PIT: Comcast SportsNet
  • March 31 vs. TOR: The Comcast Network
  • April 3 vs. PIT: MyPhl 17

Note: If you’re like me, you didn’t immediately recognize The Comcast Network. It was formerly known as CN8.

According to a press release last year, merely 5 of 34 spring training games were televised. 12 of 32 games will be televised this year. The press release also notes that locals CSN and MyPhl 17 televised the five games in ’09. This time around, the back-to-back NL Champs will have 2 of their 12 televised spring training games aired nationally on ESPN.

For those of you itching for some baseball, you’ve got just one more month to go before getting your fix.

UPDATE: Hat tip to The Biz of Baseball… the FOX broadcast schedule for the regular season.

The special prime time windows are Saturday May 22 and Saturday June 26, and they are two of MLB on FOX’s four interleague dates this season. The match-ups on both dates have coverage beginning at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT. May 22 features a four game slate:

  • Yankees v Mets
  • Red Sox v Phillies
  • Cubs v Rangers
  • Tigers head v Dodgers

[…]

The 2009 NL Champion Phillies make the team maximum nine MLB on FOX appearances. The World Champion Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, Mets and Cardinals are scheduled to appear eight times.

All the Phillies games on FOX:

  • April 24 vs. NYM
  • May 8 vs. ATL
  • May 15 @ MIL
  • May 22 vs. BOS
  • June 12 @ BOS
  • June 19 vs. MIN
  • July 24 vs. COL
  • August 28 @ SDP
  • September 11 @ NYM

BDD: MLB Should Ban Alcohol (and Tobacco)

At Baseball Daily Digest, I argue that Major League Baseball should ban alcohol and tobacco despite the slippery slope arguments.

The fact remains, though, that the players are the investments of 30 Major League teams and each team has a right to ensure that those investments are able to return a profit. As Jason Rosenberg would say, “It’s about the money, stupid!

Those slippery slopes must be skied upon in the best interest of the sport.