St. Louis Cardinals: Spring Training Broadcasts

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Mar 16, 2014; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt waits before a television broadcast against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a spring training exhibition at Bright House Field. Schmidt, who is joining the Phillies broadcast team, announced Sunday that he recently underwent treatment for skin cancer. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 16, 2014; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt waits before a television broadcast against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a spring training exhibition at Bright House Field. Schmidt, who is joining the Phillies broadcast team, announced Sunday that he recently underwent treatment for skin cancer. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports /
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Who is ready for some baseball?  The staff at Redbird Rants certainly is excited for the St. Louis Cardinals to begin spring training games (a mere five days from today), and this post will serve to help us know where and how to watch or listen.

Each and every year I am quoted as saying that March is the longest month for a baseball fan thanks in large part to the anticipation of the coming season.  At the same time, baseball fans are satiated by spring training baseball games and the intrigue that comes with this time of year.  In just five days from today, the St. Louis Cardinals will begin their spring training games and you will find the broadcast schedule below.

In addition to the schedule, I have taken the liberty of highlighting a few games that should be of great interest to Cardinal fans.  2016 spring training has the birds on the bat facing Atlanta, Boston, Houston, Miami, Minnesota, both teams from New York, and Washington.  Enjoy this list-look at how and where to find this spring’s broadcasts!  For a quick-and-dirty version of this list grouped by broadcast type, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Note: All times listed are Central Time Zone.


Broadcast Schedule List

Wednesday, 3/2 – 11:55 AM – streaming @ cardinals.com

Florida Atlantic University @ St. Louis Cardinals

Thursday, 3/3 – 11:55 AM – radio: KMOX/Cardinals Radio Network (CRN)

Miami Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals

This game should be very interesting to see which players the organization strolls out first.  A massive note: do not expect to see anyone play for very long in this game but do look to see who is marched out and who is not marched out.

Friday, 3/4 – 11:55 AM – streaming @ cardinals.com

St. Louis Cardinals @ Houston Astros

This is the first “travel” game of the spring which should be interesting if only to see who is sent on the “road.”

Saturday, 3/5 – 11:45 AM (Radio), 12:00 PM (TV) – Radio: KMOX/CRN, TV: FOX Sports Midwest (FSM)

St. Louis Cardinals @ Miami Marlins


Sunday, 3/6 – 11:45 AM (Radio), 12:00 PM (TV) – Radio: KMOX/CRN, TV: FSM

Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

Monday, 3/7 – 11:55 AM (Radio), 12:00 PM (TV) – Radio: KMOX/CRN, TV: FSM

New York Mets @ St. Louis Cardinals

Tuesday, 3/8 – 11:55 AM – streaming @ cardinals.com

St. Louis Cardinals @ Minnesota Twins

This game should be interesting to follow as it is another travel day while also early in the spring.  Travel games are interesting in regard to which of the younger players seize the opportunity to show their abilities.

Wednesday, 3/9 – 11:55 AM (Radio), 12:00 PM (TV) – Radio: KMOX/CRN, TV: FSM

Miami Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals

Thursday, 3/10 – 12:00 PM – streaming @ cardinals.com

St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Mets

Friday, 3/11 – 11:55 AM (streaming), 12:00 PM (TV) – TV: FSM, streaming @ cardinals.com

Atlanta Braves @ St. Louis Cardinals

Saturday, 3/12 – 11:45 AM – Radio: KMOX/CRN

Houston Astros @ St. Louis Cardinals


Sunday, 3/13 – 11:45 AM – Radio: KMOX/CRN

St. Louis Cardinals @ Houston Astros

Monday, 3/14 – 11:55 AM (Radio), 12:00 PM (TV) – Radio: KMOX/CRN, TV: FSM

Minnesota Twins @ St. Louis Cardinals

Wednesday, 3/16 – 11:55 AM – streaming @ cardinals.com

St. Louis Cardinals @ Atlanta Braves

This is mid-way through spring training and is another road game of interest.  In this game, watch to see which of the starters travel out of interest to see what these starters might be working on and/or other reasons for travel such as trade value, etc.

Thursday, 3/17 – 11:55 AM – streaming @ cardinals.com

St. Louis Cardinals @ Detroit Tigers

Friday, 3/18 – 11:55 AM (Radio), 12:00 PM (TV) – Radio: KMOX/CRN, TV: FSM

Detroit Tigers @ St. Louis Cardinals

Saturday, 3/19 – 11:45 AM – Radio: KMOX/CRN

St. Louis Cardinals @ Boston Red Sox

Readers should take immediate interest in this travel game since it is the first that will be broadcast on the radio.  Readers should find this of interest as it likely indicates that more of the starters will make the trip.  Stay tuned…


Sunday, 3/20 – 11:45 AM (Radio), 12:00 PM (TV) – Radio: KMOX/CRN, TV: FSM

Miami Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals

Monday, 3/21 – 11:55 AM (Radio), 12:00 PM (TV) – Radio: KMOX/CRN, TV: FSM/ESPN

Boston Red Sox @ St. Louis Cardinals

This is the first Cardinals game that will receive national broadcast.  Readers should take special note to see which players have earned the right for this exposure.  It will also be interesting to watch how long the starters are left in the game.  Tune in for this game for sure!

Wednesday, 3/23 – 11:55 AM (Radio), 12:00 PM (TV) – Radio: KMOX/CRN, TV:FSM

Miami Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals

Thursday, 3/24 – 11:55 AM – streaming @ cardinals.com

St. Louis Cardinals @ Washington Nationals

Friday, 3/25 – 12:10 PM – TV: ESPN

St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Mets

This game is very interesting as ESPN is not sharing the broadcast rights with any of the St. Louis local affiliates.  Readers should watch this game for extended start times.

Saturday, 3/26 – 11:45 AM (Radio), 12:00 PM (TV) – Radio: KMOX/CRN, TV: FSM

Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals


Sunday, 3/27 – 11:45 AM (Radio), 12:00 PM (TV) – Radio: KMOX/CRN, TV: FSM

St. Louis Cardinals @ Miami Marlins

Monday, 3/28 – 11:55 AM (Radio), 12:00 PM (TV) – Radio: KMOX/CRN, TV: FSM

New York Mets @ St. Louis Cardinals

Tuesday, 3/29 – 11:55 AM (Radio), 12:00 PM (TV) – Radio: KMOX/CRN, TV: FSM

Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

Wednesday, 3/30 – 12:00 PM – TV: FSM

St. Louis Cardinals @ Miami Marlins

Thursday, 3/31 – 11:55 AM – Radio: KMOX/CRN

St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Yankees

The final game of spring training should be on every fan’s calendar.  It will be in this game that fans should be able to glean a final touch of the starting roster for his/her team.  It will be very interesting to see which of the position battles are satisfied for this game and/or which players have exited either to the minor league camp or via injury (let’s hope the Cardinals avoid this spring training trend this year).

Broadcast Schedule By Type

Streaming Dates (cardinals.com)

3/2, 3/4, 3/8, 3/10, 3/11, 3/16, 3/17, 3/24, 3/25, 3/30

Radio Dates (KMOX/CRN)

3/3, 3/5, 3/6, 3/7, 3/9, 3/12, 3/13, 3/14, 3/18, 3/19, 3/20, 3/21, 3/23, 3/26, 3/27, 3/28, 3/29, 3/31

TV Dates (FSM, ESPN specifically noted)

3/5, 3/6, 3/7, 3/9, 3/11, 3/14, 3/18, 3/20, 3/21 (FSM/ESPN), 3/23, 3/25 (ESPN only), 3/26, 3/27, 3/28, 3/29, 3/30

*Special: MLB Network Dates*

These weren’t denoted in the list version above, but should you carry the MLB Network, the following dates are being broadcast:

3/6, 3/14, 3/17, 3/31


I have always wanted to travel to Jupiter, Florida for spring training.  I have a friend who goes down to a series of games each spring and I hate him for it (jealousy of course).  While I have not yet made the trip, I do my best to never miss a broadcast spring game.  The above list is now in my calendar, how about yours?

If you would like to find this list in calendar format (even with downloadable versions), visit the Cardinals website.  For more information on the happenings of the Cardinals during spring training, be sure to follow our daily recap articles (most recent can be found here).

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am very excited about this season and even more excited to get these spring games started too.  Follow me on Twitter and let’s discuss as we progress through spring training and beyond!

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