I can’t think of a better way to spice up an otherwise ho-hum Monday than with a peppering of Spring Training news. Which is why the Cubs announcing their broadcast schedule for Cactus League games was such welcome news today. And it’s actually pretty significant for a couple reasons.
First, and most glaringly obvious, is that we all know what will be on TV, radio, online or some combination of the three. Second, it’s a chance for us at Cubs Insider to let you know that we will be on the ground covering all the Cubs games and activity while they’re in Mesa. Be sure to check Cubs Insider for exclusive videos, including game highlights and other interesting stuff, along with coverage of all the games and player news as it develops.
All 38 of the Cubs’ Spring Training games will be broadcast in some form, but only 10 will be televised. Another 10 will be broadcast on 670 The Score and 27 will stream on Cubs.com. Here’s the official press release and schedule:
For the first time, all 38 Chicago Cubs Spring Training games will be available to Cubs fans via television, radio or internet radio broadcast as the club today announced its 2017 Spring Training broadcast schedule.
The schedule features 10 games televised by Cubs broadcast partners (six by CSN Chicago and four by WGN-TV), 10 on the 670 The Score Cubs Radio Network and 27 via internet radio broadcast on www.cubs.com. Fans will be able to access the Cubs Webcasts onCubs.com and MLB.com for free by registering for a log-in account with the website.
WGN-TV will televise the season and home opener when the Cubs host the Oakland Athletics on February 25. Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies return to call all Cubs TV games. 670 The Score will air its first game the next day on Sunday, February 26 when the Cubs host the American League Champion Cleveland Indians. Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer return as the radio voices of the Chicago Cubs. CSN Chicago’s first game will occur on Wednesday, March 15, when the Cubs host the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Kasper will again join Mick Gillispie, radio broadcaster for Chicago’s Double-A Tennessee affiliate, for most of the cubs.com internet radio broadcasts.
All games start at 1:05 p.m. Arizona time unless otherwise noted. Chicago is one hour ahead of Arizona through Saturday, March 11 before moving to two hours ahead on Sunday, March 12.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) January 23, 2017