Note: Multiple updates made to the Cardinals spring television schedules since this article was originally published can be found here:
Every spring, one of my self-assigned and enjoyable tasks is to scan the broadcast schedules of the St. Louis Cardinals’ spring training opponents as they are announced 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 St. Louis Cardinals action, no matter who is at the mike.
I am out ahead of the game this year, as the Cardinals’ spring television schedule has not yet been jointly announced by the team and FOX Sports Midwest. KMOX Radio has also not yet disclosed its slate of games from Florida. Last year, they broadcast 19 contests.
Yet, since we are just three weeks until the Grapefruit League opener, it is time to get preliminary information out there.
So far, three St. Louis’ spring opponents’ television schedules are known and two have announced radio plans.
Specifically, among the Marlins, Braves and Astros, we already know that seven Cardinals games will be televised. This includes four shared feed games between FOX Sports Florida and Midwest plus three unique telecasts. The latter include two against Houston on ATT Sportsnet Southwest – on February 26 and March 16 – and one versus Atlanta on FOX Sports Southeast on March 19.
Of course, this list will be updated – probably doubling the number of TV games – once FSM as well as the Mets, Nationals, Twins and Red Sox disclose their Grapefruit League plans.
For reference, FOX Sports Midwest, the television home of the Cardinals, covered 15 spring training games in both 2018 and 2019 – roughly half of the schedule – so there is still plenty more to come. The Cardinals made their joint FSM and KMOX announcement last year on January 31.
On the national front, there is more to come, as well. ESPN’s early spring schedule has not yet been released. MLB Network will certainly add a number of contests, but generally, they are team feeds. MLB Network games are often telecast on a delayed basis, which can be valuable if you miss a game live and watch to catch up later on.
|Day||Date||Opponent||Location||Time||StL TV||Other TV||Audio|
|Sat||22 Feb||New York Mets||Jupiter||1:05|
|Sun||23 Feb||at New York Mets||Pt. St. Lucie||1:10||WCBS|
|Mon||24 Feb||at Miami Marlins||Jupiter**||1:05||FS Midwest||FS Florida|
|Tue||25 Feb||Wash. Nationals||Jupiter||1:05|
|Wed||26 Feb||Miami Marlins||Jupiter||1:05|
|at Houston Astros||West Palm||1:05||ATT Snet SW|
|Thu||27 Feb||at Atlanta Braves||North Port||1:05|
|Fri||28 Feb||at New York Mets||Pt St. Lucie||1:10|
|Sat||29 Feb||Wash. Nationals||Jupiter||1:05|
|Sun||01 Mar||at Houston Astros||West Palm||1:05|
|Mon||02 Mar||Minnesota Twins||Jupiter||1:05|
|Tue||03 Mar||Houston Astros||Jupiter||1:05|
|Wed||04 Mar||at New York Mets||Pt. St. Lucie||1:10|
|Thu||05 Mar||New York Mets||Jupiter||1:05|
|at Wash. Nationals||West Palm||6:05|
|Fri||06 Mar||OPEN DATE|
|Sat||07 Mar||Houston Astros||Jupiter||1:05|
|Sun||08 Mar||Miami Marlins||Jupiter||1:05||FS Midwest||FS Florida|
|Mon||09 Mar||at Minnesota Twins||Fort Myers||1:05|
|Tue||10 Mar||at Boston Red Sox||Fort Myers||1:05|
|Wed||11 Mar||at New York Mets||Pt. St. Lucie||1:10|
|Thu||12 Mar||Miami Marlins||Jupiter||1:05||FS Midwest||FS Florida|
|Fri||13 Mar||Houston Astros||Jupiter||1:05|
|Sat||14 Mar||at Miami Marlins||Jupiter**||1:05||FS Midwest||FS Florida|
|Sun||15 Mar||Boston Red Sox||Jupiter||1:05|
|Mon||16 Mar||at Houston Astros||West Palm||1:05||ATT Snet SW|
|Tue||17 Mar||OPEN DATE|
|Wed||18 Mar||Miami Marlins||Jupiter||1:05|
|Thu||19 Mar||Atlanta Braves||Jupiter||1:05||FS Southeast||WIFN|
|Fri||20 Mar||New York Mets||Jupiter||6:05|
|Sat||21 Mar||at Miami Marlins||Jupiter**||7:05|
|Sun||22 Mar||at Wash. Nationals||West Palm||1:05|
|Mon||23 Mar||at Texas Rangers||Arlington, TX||7:05|
** Cardinals are “away” team at Roger Dean
(Times are local – ET for Florida and CT in Texas)
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