January is officially at its end. That means the countdown to Spring has officially begun. Regardless of what the groundhog may or may not see, we’ve got six weeks until the official start of Spring. It’ll be here before anyone knows it. And what better way to help count down the days until Spring than the start of Major League Baseball’s 2013 Spring Training. Spring Training kicks off on ESPN Monday, March 11th with a full slate of games. All of the games slated for Monday March 11th are slated to start at 1pm EST throughout each market. The full slate of games is listed below. Fans on the go can also see the games online via WatchESPN.
|Mon, Mar. 11||1 p.m.||St. Louis Cardinals at New York Yankees||Jon Sciambi, Doug Glanville, Jayson Stark|
|Mon, Mar. 18||1 p.m.||Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves||Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, John Kruk, Buster Olney|
|Tue, Mar. 19||1 p.m.||New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies||Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, John Kruk, Buster Olney|
|Wed, Mar. 20||1 p.m.||Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees *||Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, John Kruk, Buster Olney|
|Mon, Mar. 25||1 p.m.||Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles||Karl Ravech, Barry Larkin, Doug Glanville|
|Tue, Mar. 26||1 p.m.||St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets||Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, Rick Sutcliffe, Tim Kurkjian|
|Wed, Mar. 27||1 p.m.||Philadelphia Phillies at Detroit Tigers||Karl Ravech, Barry Larkin, Doug Glanville|
|Thu, Mar. 28||1 p.m.||New York Mets at Washington Nationals||Dave O’Brien, Aaron Boone, Rick Sutcliffe, Tim Kurkjian|
This season will see one noticeable change for MLB fans. ESPN will have a new Sunday Night Baseball announce team. Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, John Kruk, and reporter Buster Olney will make their debut March 18th at the Phillies/Braves game. All four will also call the March 19th Yankees/Phillies game and the March 20th game between the Red Sox and Yankees. That game will be aired on ESPN2.
International audiences won’t be left out of the Spring Training games. ESPN International will handle broadcasting duties in the Middle East/North Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific Rim. ESPN America will take broadcasts for Europe.
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