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Orioles spring training schedule: TV and radio broadcast info

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Most Orioles spring training games will not have local broadcasts. Here’s where you can find them on the air.

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From February 28 through March 29, the Orioles will play 28 Grapefruit League games that will get them into playing shape for the coming season and, for some players, determine whether or not they make it onto the Opening Day roster.

It’s not going to be a typical spring training, as MLB has arranged for the Florida-based teams to mostly be limited to facing opponents whose spring training sites are near theirs as a pandemic precaution. For the Orioles, that means eight of their exhibition games come against the Pirates.

Orioles fans who want to see or listen to these spring games will have to work for it, and in most cases tune in to an opposing team’s broadcast through MLB.tv or whatever other means you have available. MASN has announced zero game broadcasts as of the beginning of the Grapefruit League schedule. The Orioles Radio Network will only carry 12 of the 28 games.

This is not an unusual disappointment for O’s fans in spring training, as there are seldom many televised spring games. Here’s the full spring schedule, along with what local broadcasts will be available for each game (bold lines have an Orioles broadcast):

  • Feb. 28 vs. Pirates, 1:05. TV: None. Radio: PIT.
  • March 1 at Phillies, 1:05. TV: PHI. Radio: PHI.
  • March 2 vs. Yankees, 1:05. TV: None. Radio: Orioles.
  • March 3 at Braves, 1:05. TV: None. Radio: ATL.
  • March 4 vs. Red Sox, 1:05. TV: None. Radio: BOS, Orioles.
  • March 5 at Blue Jays, 1:07. TV: None. Radio: None.
  • March 6 vs. Tigers, 6:05. TV: None. Radio: Orioles.
  • March 7 at Pirates, 1:05. TV: PIT. Radio: PIT.
  • March 8 - OFF
  • March 9 at Twins, 1:05. TV: MIN. Radio: Orioles, MIN.
  • March 10 vs. Blue Jays, 1:05. TV: None. Radio: None.
  • March 11 at Pirates, 1:05. TV: PIT. Radio: PIT.
  • March 12 vs. Phillies, 1:05. TV: None. Radio: None.
  • March 13 at Blue Jays, 1:07. TV: None. Radio: None.
  • March 14 at Tigers, 1:05. TV: DET. Radio: DET.
  • March 15 vs. Pirates, 1:05. TV: None. Radio: Orioles, PIT.
  • March 16 at Rays, 1:05. TV: TB. Radio: TB.
  • March 17 vs. Braves, 6:05. TV: None. Radio: None.
  • March 18 - OFF
  • March 19 at Pirates, 6:05. TV: PIT. Radio: PIT.
  • March 20 vs. Yankees, 6:05. TV: None. Radio: None.
  • March 21 vs. Twins, 1:05. TV: None. Radio: Orioles.
  • March 22 at Pirates, 1:05. TV: PIT. Radio: PIT.
  • March 23 vs. Rays, 1:05. TV: Orioles. Radio: Orioles.
  • March 24 at Red Sox, 6:05. TV: BOS. Radio: BOS, Orioles.
  • March 25 vs. Pirates, 6:05. TV: Orioles. Radio: Orioles, PIT.
  • March 26 at Yankees, 6:35. TV: None. Radio: Orioles.
  • March 27 at Braves, 6:05. TV: None. Radio: Orioles.
  • March 28 vs. Pirates, 1:05. TV: None. Radio: Orioles, PIT.
  • March 29 vs. Rays, 1:05. TV: None. Radio: None.

If I was the Orioles, I would be embarrassed that the Pirates can manage to pull off a broadcast of so many of these games, including four that are televised, while the Orioles have no television lined up and radio for fewer than half of the games.