Spring Training games on TV, Radio

DMZ · March 3, 2005 at 1:45 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Radio schedule here.

and the TV schedule is, as always, available on the MLB schedule page.


26 Responses to “Spring Training games on TV, Radio”

  1. Morisseau on March 3rd, 2005 2:29 pm

    short of poring over the papers, any way of knowing in advance when Felix will pitch?

  2. Shannon on March 3rd, 2005 2:38 pm

    Such service. I ask a question and minutes later you post the response. Thanks Derek!

  3. Pilots fan on March 3rd, 2005 2:59 pm

    Any word yet on how we’ve done today?

  4. Pilots fan on March 3rd, 2005 3:11 pm

    I just was able to find that we won 5-4 by putting up 5 in the 7th (we gave up 2 in the 5th and 8th). No info on any details past that.

  5. Saul on March 3rd, 2005 3:30 pm

    I believe Felix is scheduled to pitch March 5th.

  6. Adam S on March 3rd, 2005 3:31 pm

    Putz got the win, even though he wasn’t one of the six pitchers scheduled to pitch. I can’t find any other details though I expect a recap and box score will be available at ESPN within a couple of hours.

  7. John on March 3rd, 2005 3:39 pm

    If anyone is considering XMRadio for MLB it is great. They have an all day chat/interview channel as well as ALL the games. Dibble and Kennedy have a show in the afternoon that usually has good guests. Bowa and Buck Martinez are on in the morning. Not alot of deep analysis but the hosts seem to get the guests to open up and are toleralble. No they havent signed Kruk yet!

    Starting April 3, for $12.99 you get all the games in your car, home, etc. plus streaming on your computer.

    I got it just for the baseball but you will find yourself loving the tunes and comedy channels as well. I know this sounds like an advertisement but I spend alot of time in my car and at a computer so it’s great to always have a game on…

  8. John on March 3rd, 2005 4:06 pm

    Oh, does anyone know if they are going to carry HDTV games on FSNW this year?

  9. Tim O on March 3rd, 2005 4:27 pm

    Is that $12.99 for the entire season and is it any different than what MLB radio has streamed over the internet for the last few years?

  10. Morisseau on March 3rd, 2005 4:38 pm

    John —

    $12.99 for XM gets you all the games on your XM unit, and free access to XM Online. However, XM online does not carry any of XM’s sports channels. This is, I think, becuase MLB sells its online streaming rights to MSN all access. I was hoodwinked by that myself.

    That said, I do enjoy the XM Roady 2 my fiancee gave me for Xmas, and look forward to access to every game of the year (albeit only when in my car).

  11. JMB on March 3rd, 2005 4:45 pm

    Looks like it’s $12.99/mo for XM, and that includes all the MLB games. There’s no MLB package, per se, like you see with cable/dish TV programming (at least, not that I can find). Also as far as I can tell, Sirius doesn’t have MLB games. Anyway, thanks John for the tip. I’m in a position where I’m going to need something like this pretty soon.


  12. Aaron on March 3rd, 2005 4:46 pm

    It’s been a few years since I lived in the NW, so let me ask a quick question…
    About how many games does FSN carry for the year?
    The DirecTV sports package would give me all the reigonal networks, so if, between FSN and any other road feeds, I could get 85%+ of the games, I might spend the $12/month.
    Otherwise it’s just, follow along as best I can with ESPN GameCast and the A’s games on FSBA.

  13. Tim on March 3rd, 2005 4:48 pm

    XM is 9.95 a month. The 12.95 price is only if you want the web streaming.

  14. Pilots fan on March 3rd, 2005 4:53 pm
  15. troy on March 3rd, 2005 4:58 pm

    Thanks for the link. I don’t like the way it starts though, “Ryan Franklin started for the Seattle Mariners on Thursday in their spring training opener. He expects to do the same during the regular season.” Most of the write-up is Franklin’s monologue about why he thinks he’s in the rotation this year. Here’s hoping he’s dissapointed come April.

  16. edgarfan on March 3rd, 2005 5:18 pm

    Re: #12. FSN carries most of the games, but don’t bother getting the Fox Sports package trying to see the games. All MLB games shown on any FSN station are blacked out and can only be seen by getting the Season Ticket package. That said, games are blacked out only for the pre-scheduled three hour time of game. If a game goes long, you can watch the end for free if you have the sports package. I’ve got Dish Network, and get both the Fox Sports package, and the Season Ticket package.

    One cool thing: NESN (home of the Red Sox) replayed all of their postseason games uncut this winter, one game a day. Oh, and Fox Sports Detroit = FSNNW. The Seattle crew does the Detroit FSN Live show from Bellevue.

  17. Pilots fan on March 3rd, 2005 5:47 pm

    Talked to a longtime M’s fan that was at the game today. Interesting — the person whose play really stood out to him was Aaron Sele. I guess he pitched the 3rd and 4th and was in complete control of the game and his pitches.

    I realize it’s only the pre- pre-season, but hey, we’ve been waiting for this since Oct. 🙂

  18. Morisseau on March 3rd, 2005 7:59 pm

    FSN will carry appx 140 of the games, excluding some odds ones, and things like weekday matinees.

    XM radio currently is $9.95 a month, but that rate is being unilaterally increased on april 2 to $12.95 a month. When that increase occurs, XM online will be included with the basic package. BUT, XM online does not carry all the channels that you get on your XM unit. With XM online you get all (or, at least, I haven’t noticed that any are omitted) of the music channels, some of the news channels, but, it appears NONE of the MLB channels.

    Regarding the cable MLB Extra Innings package, I’ve had it the past couple years and am a big fan. I think it’s worth the $140 to get access to all the games. I especially enjoyed becoming familiar with many of the local broadcast teams, especially Jerry Remy & (Don?) Orsillo on NESN.

  19. Matt Williams on March 3rd, 2005 10:14 pm

    I got screwed with the MSN premium thing last year for the free MLB radio. I cancelled after the free trial (to listen to games while at work). It kept blacking them out. Anyway, they kept charging me for another 5 months before I noticed it on my account. And, of course, I didn’t have the cancellation number after all that time.

    The satellite radio thing seems really nice though, and I would probably do it if we didn’t have a pretty good local radio station to break up the clear channel garbage.

  20. Jon Wells on March 3rd, 2005 10:37 pm

    Does anyone know if XM is carrying all the spring training games? I bought the XM My Fi unit (truly portable) when it first came out but returned it because their music channels suck (at least for me, their idea of an alternative channel was playing Counting F Crows!). Sirius, on the other hand, has a great alt station, Left of Center. I would probably buy the My Fi again if the spring training games will be on it. How cool will it be to be at Safeco in late September of some year (hopefully this year…) watching the M’s and being able to tune in on the satellite radio to the Angels game (or oakland or texas or whatever team we’re battling with)?

  21. John on March 4th, 2005 8:15 am

    yes, they are carrying most of the spring training games. the first mariner game is vs. brewcrew, 3/7 at 12:05, channel 181. check the schedule here:


  22. David on March 4th, 2005 8:35 am

    Per a poster in the AVI-Seattle forum:

    [snipped insightful quotation of another poster elsewhere on the net as the quotation was fairly long, without link or attribution, which can get us in trouble — mgmt ]

  23. Matt on March 4th, 2005 1:16 pm

    Just a note, not sure if today’s game was “subject to change” but I dialed in at 1:00 and it was already 5 to 1, sounded like late innings. The times listed might be EST or local Arizona time, which I believe is on MST. I was bummed, cause I wanted to listen to the King pitching.

  24. Matt on March 4th, 2005 1:21 pm

    Or, ya know, if you scroll down to the bottom of the list, it says that games in AZ are MST, Las Vegas is PST. (what’s this roller ball in the middle of my mouse for?)

  25. msb on March 4th, 2005 1:24 pm

    ahhhhh, this is what I want to hear– inconsistently-played spring games leading to a mediocre-to-losing spring record, which will lead (naturally) to a winning season 🙂

  26. JMB on March 4th, 2005 2:03 pm

    That streak is at, what, 13 now msb?