2012 Spring Training TV schedule on MLB Network

MLB Network returns with live and tape-delayed coverage of Spring Training games, beginning Saturday, March 3, at 1pm ET with the New York Yankees at the Philadelphia Phillies. On March 7 at 3pm ET, MLB Network will air the Cleveland Indians at the Arizona Diamonbacks game featuring players wearing microphones to capture live audio content, plus microphones installed at various areas of the ballpark to capture additional audio. In all MLB Network will air 150 Spring Training games featuring every MLB club in at least six matchups. Full Spring Training TV schedule and press release from MLB Network below:

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Secaucus, N.J., February 23, 2012 – MLB Network today announced its 2012 Spring Training game schedule, featuring a groundbreaking presentation of live in-game audio. For the first time in an MLB game telecast, live audio content will air on a brief delay throughout the Spring Training game telecast of the Cleveland Indians at Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, March 7 at 3:00 p.m. ET. In cooperation with the Major League Baseball Players Association, up to as many as six players on each team will wear live microphones during the game. Coaching staff will also wear live microphones throughout the game and live microphones will be positioned at each base, down the first- and third-base lines and along the outfield wall, producing in-game audio content on a scale that has not previously been done. Matt Vasgersian will provide the game call, which will be available nationally on MLB Network, including in both the Indians’ and Diamondbacks’ home television territories.

“One of the missions of MLB Network is to promote the game of baseball and act as a platform to advance the presentation of the game,” said MLB Network President and CEO Tony Petitti. “The goal of this production is to bring fans closer to the game and experience it as a player would on the field. Not only are we trying to capture the player reactions and interactions, we want to present the natural sounds of the game, including the crack of the bat, the pop of a glove and the slide into a base like viewers have never heard before.”

The game telecast on March 7 will build on test productions of two enhanced audio game telecasts MLB Network produced but did not air during Spring Training in 2011. At that time, several players wore live microphones during the Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics vs. Cleveland Indians games. Excerpts from those game telecasts are available here.

MLB Network’s 2012 Spring Training game schedule includes 150 games featuring every MLB club in at least six matchups. The game schedule begins on Saturday, March 3 with the 2011 A.L. East Champion New York Yankees against the 2011 N.L. East Champion Philadelphia Phillies live from Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida at 1:00 p.m. ET. The 2011 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals, the new-look Miami Marlins, the 2011 A.L. Wild Card Champion Tampa Bay Rays and the 2011 N.L. West Champion Arizona Diamondbacks will all be featured in live games during the first week of March. MLB Network’s complete Spring Training game schedule is available here. All games, except the enhanced audio game on March 7, will be a carriage of local telecasts, including local announcers, and blacked out in each club’s home market unless otherwise noted.

Leading up to the live games, MLB Network will reveal its ranking of the best players in Major League Baseball in its three-day series Top 100 Players Right Now!, beginning on Tuesday, February 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET. MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger, Al Leiter and Harold Reynolds will count down the top MLB players overall, taking into account players in their prime who are coming back from injuries, younger players expected to break out in 2012, and veteran players with proven track records. The countdown to the number one player will continue in new episodes on February 29 and March 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET. From Albert Pujols to Roy Halladay to Prince Fielder, the ranking includes five World Series MVPs, nine Cy Young Award winners, four A.L. and six N.L. MVP Award winners, 12 Rookie of the Year winners, 29 Gold Glove Award winners, 33 pitchers, 61 2011 All-Stars and 60 players under 30-years old.

As announced last week, MLB Network’s Spring Training series 30 Clubs in 30 Days and its signature studio show MLB Tonight return on Monday, March 5 starting at 5:00 p.m. ET. The 2012 schedule for 30 Clubs in 30 Days is available here.

2012 MLB Network Spring Training TV Schedule

All times subject to change; all games subject to local blackout unless otherwise announced.

(L) Denotes live game.

(ss) Denotes split squad.

**Denotes blackout lift for that market.

Games on MLB Network
Game Date Time (ET)** Away Team Home Team
Sat., Mar. 3 1:00 (L) & 8:00 p.m. New York Yankees** @ Philadelphia Phillies
Sun., Mar. 4 1:00 p.m. (L) New York Yankees** @ Philadelphia Phillies
4:00 p.m. Houston Astros** @ Washington Nationals
8:00 p.m. Minnesota Twins(ss)** @ Boston Red Sox
Mon., Mar. 5 1:00 p.m. (L) New York Yankees** @ Philadelphia Phillies
6:00 p.m. (L) Washington Nationals** @ New York Mets
9:30 p.m. (L) Milwaukee Brewers** @ San Francisco Giants
1:00 a.m. Milwaukee Brewers** @ San Francisco Giants
Tues., Mar. 6 6:00 a.m. Cleveland Indians** @ Cincinnati Reds
9:00 a.m. Boston Red Sox @ Minnesota Twins
1:00 p.m. (L) Pittsburgh Pirates** @ Baltimore Orioles (ss)
4:00 p.m. San Francisco Giants** @ Los Angeles Dodgers
10:00 p.m. Oakland Athletics** @ Milwaukee Brewers
2:00 a.m. Chicago White Sox** @ L.A. Angels of Anaheim
Wed., Mar. 7 9:00 a.m. St. Louis Cardinals** @ New York Mets(ss)
3:00 p.m. (L) Cleveland Indians** @ Arizona D-backs**
10:00 p.m. Seattle Mariners** @ L.A. Angels of Anaheim
2:00 a.m. Houston Astros** @ Philadelphia Phillies
Thurs., Mar. 8 9:00 a.m. Tampa Bay Rays** @ New York Yankees
1:00 p.m. (L) Miami Marlins** @ New York Mets
4:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Pirates** @ Philadelphia Phillies
10:00 p.m. Oakland Athletics** @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Fri., Mar. 9 1:00 p.m. (L) Atlanta Braves(ss)** @ New York Yankees
7:00 p.m. (L) Pittsburgh Pirates** @ Boston Red Sox
11:00 p.m. San Diego Padres** @ L.A. Angels of Anaheim
Sat., Mar. 10 9:00 a.m. Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox
1:00 p.m. (L) St. Louis Cardinals** @ Miami Marlins
4:00 p.m. (L) San Diego Padres** @ Cleveland Indians
7:00 p.m. (L) Toronto Blue Jays** @ Boston Red Sox
11:00 p.m. Cincinnati Reds** @ Oakland Athletics
Sun., Mar. 11 6:00 a.m. Baltimore Orioles** @ Philadelphia Phillies
9:00 a.m. Minnesota Twins** @ Pittsburgh Pirates
1:00 p.m. (L) Miami Marlins** @ New York Mets
4:00 p.m. (L) Cleveland Indians** @ L.A. Angels of Anaheim
8:00 p.m. Chicago Cubs** @ Los Angeles Dodgers
12:00 a.m. Detroit Tigers(ss)** @ Philadelphia Phillies(ss)
Mon., Mar. 12 6:00 a.m. New York Mets(ss)** @ Minnesota Twins
10:00 a.m. Boston Red Sox @ Baltimore Orioles
4:00 p.m. (L) Arizona D-backs** @ Cleveland Indians
10:00 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers @ L.A. Angels of Anaheim
Tues., Mar. 13 1:00 p.m. (L) St. Louis Cardinals** @ New York Mets
7:00 p.m. (L) Boston Red Sox** @ New York Yankees
11:00 p.m. Colorado Rockies** @ Los Angeles Dodgers
3:00 a.m. Detroit Tigers** @ Washington Nationals
Wed., Mar. 14 7:00 a.m. Texas Rangers** @ Cleveland Indians
10:00 a.m. L.A. Angels of Anaheim @ Arizona D-backs
6:00 p.m. (L) Washington Nationals** @ Atlanta Braves
10:00 p.m. (L) Kansas City Royals** @ Seattle Mariners
Thurs., Mar. 15 9:00 a.m. Minnesota Twins** @ Philadelphia Phillies
1:00 p.m. (L) New York Yankees** @ Washington Nationals
4:00 p.m. (L) Cincinnati Reds** @ L.A. Angels of Anaheim
10:00 p.m. (L) San Francisco Giants** @ Seattle Mariners
2:00 a.m. Kansas City Royals** @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Fri., Mar. 16 6:00 a.m. Atlanta Braves** @ Philadelphia Phillies(ss)
9:00 a.m. Chicago White Sox** @ Cleveland Indians
1:00 p.m. (L) Washington Nationals** @ New York Yankees
4:00 p.m. (L) Texas Rangers** @ Los Angeles Dodgers
10:00 p.m. Houston Astros** @ Atlanta Braves
2:00 a.m. Cleveland Indians** @ L.A. Angels of Anaheim
Sat., Mar. 17 9:00 a.m. Detroit Tigers** @ New York Mets
1:00 p.m. (L) Houston Astros** @ New York Yankees
4:00 p.m. (L) Milwaukee Brewers** @ L.A. Angels of Anaheim
7:00 p.m. Texas Rangers(ss)** @ Chicago Cubs(ss)
10:00 p.m. (L) San Francisco Giants(ss)** @ Los Angeles Dodgers
1:00 a.m. Los Angeles Dodgers(ss)** @ Colorado Rockies
4:00 a.m. Toronto Blue Jays(ss)** @ Philadelphia Phillies
Sun., Mar. 18 7:00 a.m. Atlanta Braves(ss)** @ New York Mets
10:00 a.m. St. Louis Cardinals @ Detroit Tigers**
1:00 p.m. (L) Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays
4:00 p.m. (L) Colorado Rockies @ Seattle Mariners
7:00 p.m. (L) New York Yankees** @ Baltimore Orioles(ss)
12:00 a.m. Los Angeles Dodgers @ L.A. Angels of Anaheim
Mon., Mar. 19 6:00 a.m. Baltimore Orioles(ss)** @ Atlanta Braves
10:00 a.m. Philadelphia Phillies** @ Toronto Blue Jays
4:00 p.m. (L) Los Angeles Dodgers** @ Cleveland Indians
10:00 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals** @ Atlanta Braves
Tues., Mar. 20 4:00 p.m. (L) Milwaukee Brewers @ Los Angeles Dodger
7:00 p.m. (L) Toronto Blue Jays** @ Boston Red Sox
12:00 a.m. Pittsburgh Pirates** @ New York Yankees
3:00 a.m. Washington Nationals** @ New York Mets
Wed., Mar. 21 9:00 a.m. St. Louis Cardinals @ Houston Astros
4:00 p.m. (L) San Francisco Giants** @ Cleveland Indians
10:00 p.m. Atlanta Braves** @ Washington Nationals
2:00 a.m. San Diego Padres** @ Los Angeles Dodgers
5:00 a.m. Minnesota Twins @ Detroit Tigers
Thurs., Mar. 22 9:00 a.m. Boston Red Sox** @ Pittsburgh Pirates
1:00 p.m. (L) Houston Astros** @ New York Mets
4:00 p.m. (L) Kansas City Royals(ss)** @ L.A. Angels of Anaheim
10:00 p.m. Washington Nationals** @ St. Louis Cardinals
Fri., Mar. 23 9:00 a.m. Chicago Cubs @ Texas Rangers(ss)**
1:00 p.m. (L) Boston Red Sox** @ Baltimore Orioles
4:00 p.m. New York Yankees(ss)** @ Philadelphia Phillies
10:00 p.m. (L) Texas Rangers @ San Francisco Giants
2:00 a.m. Arizona D-backs** @ Chicago White Sox
Sat., Mar. 24 9:00 a.m. Minnesota Twins @ New York Yankees(ss)**
1:00 p.m. (L) Washington Nationals @ Baltimore Orioles
4:00 p.m. (L) Cleveland Indians** @ Los Angeles Dodgers
8:00 p.m. Houston Astros** @ Pittsburgh Pirates
12:00 a.m. L.A. Angels of Anaheim** @ Texas Rangers
4:00 a.m. San Diego Padres(ss)** @ Chicago Cubs
Sun., Mar. 25 9:00 a.m. St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Mets
1:00 p.m. (L) Miami Marlins @ Tampa Bay Rays
4:00 p.m. (L) Texas Rangers @ L.A. Angels of Anaheim
10:00 p.m. Cincinnati Reds** @ Chicago Cubs
2:00 a.m. San Francisco Giants** @ Chicago White Sox
Mon., Mar. 26 6:00 a.m. Chicago Cubs @ Cleveland Indians**
10:00 a.m. Boston Red Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays
4:00 p.m. (L) Colorado Rockies** @ L.A. Angels of Anaheim
9:00 p.m. (L) Cincinnati Reds** @ Texas Rangers
1:00 a.m. Chicago White Sox** @ Los Angeles Dodgers
5:00 a.m. Baltimore Orioles** @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Tues., Mar. 27 9:00 a.m. Tampa Bay Rays** @ Minnesota Twins
1:00 p.m. (L) Pittsburgh Pirates** @ Philadelphia Phillies
7:00 p.m. (L) Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees
11:00 p.m. Colorado Rockies** @ Arizona D-backs
3:00 a.m. Atlanta Braves** @ New York Mets
Wed., Mar. 28 4:00 p.m. Washington Nationals** @ New York Mets
2:00 a.m. Texas Rangers @ Kansas City Royals**
Thurs., Mar. 29 4:00 p.m. (L) Kansas City Royals** @ L.A. Angels of Anaheim
2:00 a.m. San Francisco Giants** @ Texas Rangers
5:00 a.m. Baltimore Orioles** @ New York Yankees
Fri., Mar. 30 9:00 a.m. Chicago White Sox @ Los Angeles Dodgers
4:00 p.m. (L) Arizona D-backs** @ L.A. Angels of Anaheim
7:00 p.m. (L) Philadelphia Phillies** @ New York Yankees
12:00 a.m. Miami Marlins** @ Washington Nationals
4:00 a.m. Texas Rangers @ Colorado Rockies**
Sat., Mar. 31 9:00 a.m. Milwaukee Brewers** @ Los Angeles Dodgers(ss)
1:00 p.m. (L) Boston Red Sox** @ Tampa Bay Rays
4:00 p.m. (L) L.A. Angels of Anaheim @ Chicago Cubs
9:00 p.m. Cincinnati Reds** @ San Francisco Giants
1:00 a.m. Toronto Blue Jays @ Philadelphia Phillies
Sun., Apr. 1 9:00 a.m. Detroit Tigers @ Atlanta Braves
1:00 p.m. (L) New York Yankees @ Miami Marlins
4:00 p.m. (L) Chicago White Sox @ Cincinnati Reds**
10:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Rays** @ Baltimore Orioles
2:00 a.m. Arizona D-backs** @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Mon., Apr. 2 6:00 a.m. Pittsburgh Pirates** @ Toronto Blue Jays
10:00 a.m. San Diego Padres** @ Texas Rangers
7:00 p.m. (L) New York Yankees** @ Miami Marlins
10:00 p.m. (L) Los Angeles Dodgers @ L.A. Angels of Anaheim
2:00 a.m. Oakland Athletics @ San Francisco Giants
Tues., Apr. 3 6:00 a.m. Pittsburgh Pirates** @ Philadelphia Phillies
10:00 a.m. Colorado Rockies @ Seattle Mariners
2:00 p.m. (L) New York Yankees @ New York Mets
8:00 p.m. (L) MCR @ Texas Rangers
12:00 a.m. Kansas City Royals @ San Diego Padres**
4:00 a.m. Chicago White Sox @ Houston Astros
Wed., Apr. 4 8:00 a.m. Boston Red Sox** @ Washington Nationals
12:00 p.m. (L) Detroit Tigers @ Toledo
3:00 p.m. (L) L.A. Angels of Anaheim @ Los Angeles Dodgers
1:00 a.m. New York Mets @ New York Yankees
4:00 a.m. Milwaukee Brewers @ Arizona D-backs

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