Expanded 2018 Cardinals Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

One of my self-assigned tasks each spring is to scan the broadcast schedules of the St. Louis Cardinals’ spring training opponents to create something that is not available in one place anywhere else.

What follows is a list of all known Cardinals spring television games, whether the broadcast originates from the Cardinals side, from their opponents or via a national network. After all, if you are like me, following the long winter, you have a thirst to watch any Major League Baseball no matter who is at the mike.

On Thursday, the Cardinals spring television schedule was jointly announced by the team and FOX Sports Midwest. 15 games will be shown on the home of the Cardinals, starting with three straight games to open the spring, from February 23-25. Generally, the telecasts will be of the Friday, Saturday and Sunday contests, with one Thursday and one Monday thrown in for good measure. One Friday evening game, on March 9, offers a special viewing treat.

So far, two additional Cardinals games will be televised by other sources, increasing the tentative TV plans to 17 contests. Spring road games against Baltimore (Wednesday, February 28) and Washington (Friday, March 16), will both be on the MASN network, adding two unique Cardinals games to the overall television schedule.

Also, two spring training games will be covered by both respective team’s networks. MASN will also telecast the Sunday, March 11 contest at the Nats, along with FS Midwest. Same with FOX Sports South and Midwest both covering the St. Patrick’s Day game at the Braves.

ESPN’s spring schedule does not include any St. Louis games.

There is still more to come, however.

At this point, two of St. Louis’ most frequent spring opponents have not yet disclosed their plans, the Mets and Marlins. Same with the Toronto Blue Jays, hosts for the final two games to be played in Montreal on March 26-27.

Also yet to announce their broadcast schedules are national entities MLB Network, FOX Network and TBS. Typically, MLB.TV picks up all televised games, as well, though no news from the subscription service is yet available.

Audio coverage of all Cardinals spring training games except one will be available either via KMOX and the Cardinals Radio Network (CRN) or MLB.com. The one game not on the airwaves is a split squad game while the other contest is being televised. Therefore, there is no need for me to track opposing team radio plans for spring 2018.

Keep an eye on this page as I will keep it updated as more information becomes available.

February 5 update: Sportsnet.ca has announced that both of the Blue Jays’ Montreal exhibition games against the Cardinals, on March 26 and 27, will be televised.

February 12 update: The Mets and Marlins have announced their respective spring television schedules. The three Marlins games on FOX Sports Florida were already on the FOX Midwest schedule. Two Mets games will be televised – one on WPIX that coincides with an FSM game and one new telecast, on SNY on March 23.

Unless MLB Network adds any unique games, which seems unlikely, that should close the book on spring plans, with 20 unique games covered, 15 by FOX Sports Midwest.

February 19 update: MLB Network plans to pick up four live game telecasts and 10 others on a delayed basis. All of these are part of the 20 which originate on one of the team networks. Check the MLB Network schedule here for details on times for the delayed telecasts as well as local blackout rules, which vary by game.

Day Month Date Opponent Location Time# StL TV Other TV MLB Network Audio
Friday Feb. 23 at Marlins Jupiter 1:05 FS Midwest FS Florida KMOX/CRN
Saturday Feb. 24 Mets PtStLucie 1:10 FS Midwest WPIX delay KMOX/CRN
Sunday Feb. 25 Astros Jupiter 1:05 FS Midwest no delay KMOX/CRN
Monday Feb. 26 Twins Ft Myers 1:05 no stream
Tuesday Feb. 27 Red Sox Ft Myers 1:05 no stream
Wed. Feb. 28 Orioles Sarasota 1:05 MASN live/delay stream
Thursday March 1 Twins Jupiter 1:05 FS Midwest no stream
Friday March 2 Red Sox Jupiter 1:05 FS MW Plus no  live KMOX/CRN
Saturday March 3 Braves Disney 1:05 no KMOX/CRN
Sunday March 4 Astros Jupiter 1:05 FS Midwest no  live KMOX/CRN
Monday March 5 Nationals Jupiter 1:05 FS Midwest no delay stream
Tuesday March 6 at Marlins Jupiter 1:05 no KMOX/CRN
Wed. March 7 Nationals Jupiter 1:05 no KMOX/CRN
Thursday March 8 Marlins Jupiter 1:05 no stream
Friday March 9 Astros WPB 6:05 FS Midwest no  delay stream
Saturday March 10 Marlins Jupiter 1:05 FS MW Plus FS Florida  delay KMOX/CRN
Sunday March 11 Nationals WPB 1:05 FS Midwest MASN KMOX/CRN
Monday March 12 OPEN
Tuesday March 13 at Marlins Jupiter 1:05 no KMOX/CRN
Wed. March 14 Astros WPB 1:05 no stream
Thursday March 15 Orioles Jupiter 1:05 no KMOX/CRN
Friday March 16 Nationals WPB 1:05 MASN delay
Marlins Jupiter 1:05 FS Midwest FS Florida delay stream
Saturday March 17 Braves Disney 1:05 FS Midwest FS South KMOX/CRN
Sunday March 18 Nationals Jupiter 1:05 FS Midwest no delay KMOX/CRN
Monday March 19 OPEN
Tuesday March 20 Mets Jupiter 1:05 no KMOX/CRN
Wed. March 21 at Marlins Jupiter 1:05 no stream
Thursday March 22 Braves Jupiter 1:05 no KMOX/CRN
Friday March 23 Mets PtStLucie 1:10 SNY delay stream
Saturday March 24 Mets Jupiter 1:05 FS Midwest no delay KMOX/CRN
Sunday March 25 Nationals WPB 1:05 FS Midwest no  live KMOX/CRN
Monday March 26 Blue Jays Montreal 7:07 Sportsnet
Tuesday March 27 Blue Jays Montreal 7:07 Sportsnet
Wed. March 28
Thursday March 29 Opener New York

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