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Orioles announce spring training broadcast schedule

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Roughly half of the Orioles spring games will be on either TV or the radio, and nearly all of the rest will have an O’s broadcast online.

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The Orioles finally announced the spring training broadcast schedule on Wednesday evening. The team will broadcast seven games on MASN and 13 games on the Orioles Radio Network, starting with the first Grapefruit League game between the O’s and the Twins on February 23. Not all of the TV games are also on the radio: A total of 16 of the 33 games will be on one or the other.

This is the same number of games as aired on MASN and the radio network last spring. What’s new for this year, and a treat to any Orioles fan who has found the lack of broadcasts for spring training games to be a disappointment in the past, is that 16 out of the 17 games that aren’t on either MASN or the Orioles Radio Network will have digital streaming broadcast on Orioles.com and the MLB At Bat app.

According to the team’s press release, MASN’s Steve Melewski will serve as the play-by-play broadcaster for 16 games. He is expected to be joined by a variety of guests over the course of these broadcasts, including “members of the Orioles front office, MASN and Orioles Radio Network broadcasters, Orioles beat reporters, and Orioles alumni.” That’s going to be a lot more fun than following beat writer tweets that taper off after the third inning.

The only Orioles spring game that will not be either on TV, radio, or streamed online will be the road half of a simultaneous 1:05pm split squad on March 24. The home game that afternoon will be on the radio, so if you’re jonesing for some Orioles that afternoon, you can still get to hear them.

The full schedule for spring games and broadcasts is as follows:

  • February 23: 1:05 vs. Twins, MASN/Orioles Radio Network
  • February 24: 1:05 vs. Blue Jays, Orioles Radio Network
  • February 25: 1:05 at Twins, Orioles.com / MLB At Bat stream
  • February 26: 1:05 vs. Rays, Orioles.com / MLB At Bat stream
  • February 27: 1:05 at Red Sox, Orioles.com / MLB At Bat stream
  • February 28: 1:05 at Phillies, Orioles.com / MLB At Bat stream
  • March 1: 1:05 (ss) vs. Rays, Orioles.com / MLB At Bat stream
  • March 1: 6:35 (ss) at Yankees, Orioles Radio Network
  • March 2: 1:05 at Red Sox, Orioles Radio Network
  • March 3: 3:05 vs. Tigers, MASN
  • March 4: 1:05 at Twins, Orioles.com / MLB At Bat stream
  • March 5: 1:05 vs. Pirates, Orioles.com / MLB At Bat stream
  • March 6: 1:05 at Rays, Orioles.com / MLB At Bat stream
  • March 7: 1:05 at Pirates, Orioles.com / MLB At Bat stream
  • March 8: 1:05 vs. Red Sox, MASN
  • March 9: 1:05 (ss) at Rays, Orioles.com / MLB At Bat stream
  • March 9: 6:05 (ss) vs. Yankees, MASN/Orioles Radio Network
  • March 10: 1:05 vs. Phillies, Orioles Radio Network
  • March 12: 6:35 at Yankees, Orioles Radio Network
  • March 13: 1:05 vs. Blue Jays, Orioles.com / MLB At Bat stream
  • March 14: 1:05 vs. Twins, MASN
  • March 15: 1:05 at Twins, Orioles.com / MLB At Bat stream
  • March 16: 1:07 at Blue Jays, Orioles Radio Network
  • March 17: 1:05 vs. Yankees, MASN/Orioles Radio Network
  • March 18: 1:05 at Tigers, Orioles.com / MLB At Bat stream
  • March 19: 1:05 vs. Twins, Orioles.com / MLB At Bat stream
  • March 20: 6:05 vs. Red Sox, MASN/Orioles Radio Network
  • March 21: 1:05 at Pirates, Orioles.com / MLB At Bat stream
  • March 22: 6:07 at Blue Jays, Orioles Radio Network
  • March 23: 6:05 vs. Twins, Orioles Radio Network
  • March 24: 1:05 (ss) at Phillies, no broadcast
  • March 24: 1:05 (ss) vs. Pirates, Orioles Radio Network
  • March 25: 1:05 vs. Mets, Orioles.com / MLB At Bat stream

That’s a fun month of mostly daytime baseball games, provided your boss doesn’t mind you putting that stream on your work computer, anyway. Good job by the Orioles getting some kind of broadcast for nearly every one of their spring games.