The St. Louis Cardinals have announced their television schedule for the 2010 season. FOX Sports Midwest (17th season) and KSDK NewsChannel 5 (fourth Season) will again serve as television partners of the team.
FOX Sports Midwest will carry 130 regular season games, including the season opener at Cincinnati on April 5th and Opening Day on April 12 when the Cardinals host the Houston Astros. FOX Sports Midwest will also televise five Spring Training games, including the exhibition game between the Cardinals and Twins on Friday April 2nd - the first game at Minneapolis’ new Target Field.
FOX Sports Midwest will produce Cardinals Live pre- and post-game shows for every regular season telecast on the network. FOX Sports Midwest’s high definition television schedule, which is expected to be its largest HD schedule to date, will be final in March.
For those Cardinals fans living in FOX Sports Tennessee and SportSouth areas, check back early the week of March 1 for their 2010 Cardinals coverage plans.
KSDK NewsChannel 5 will televise 20 Sunday regular season Cardinals games, all in high definition. In addition, KSDK NewsChannel 5 will continue to air pre- and post-game shows, along with a weekly half-hour program called This Week in Cardinal Nation, which will air on Sundays at 10 a.m. and then rebroadcast on Sundays at 11 p.m. KSDK NewsChannel 5 will televise two Saturday afternoon Grapefruit League games.
Ten games are currently scheduled to be carried as part of Major League Baseball’s national television packages with FOX and ESPN. Click here to review the detailed Cardinals Spring Training and 2010 Regular Season schedule.
Special note: For those who subscribe to internet, cable and satellite television-based services, also be sure to check out The Cardinal Nation Blog, the only place where fans can find Cardinals spring training home and away broadcasts listed together. For example, St. Louis’ first spring training game, next Thursday, March 4 against the New York Mets, will be televised by SportsNet New York and picked up by MLB Network, information not included in the release above.
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