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(Courtesy of Bronx Bombers Beat blog)


Yankees 2010 Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

The Yankees have a total of 18 spring training games slated to be broadcast on TV.  MLB Network has not officially released their spring training broadcast schedule yet, but I did some digging around on the site on their day-to-day TV schedule and found the games that they are broadcasting.

The games in bold are games that are being played earlier that day and being broadcast later that night by MLB Network.  The teams that are underlined are teams that are playing with a split squad for that game.

Wed, Mar 3rd 1:00 p.m.                   Pittsburgh @ NY Yankees                        MLB Network/ YES

Thu, Mar 4th 7:00 p.m.                  NY Yankees @ Philadelphia                   MLB Network

Fri, Mar 5th 1:00 p.m.                      Tampa Bay @ NY Yankees                       MLB Network/ YES

Sat, Mar 6th 1:00 p.m.                     Toronto @ NY Yankees                             MLB Network

Mon, Mar 8th 1:00 p.m.                    Philadelphia @NY Yankees                       YES

Tues, Mar 9th 1:00 p.m.                   Pittsburgh @ NY Yankees                         YES

Thu, Mar 11th 7:00 p.m.                   Atlanta @ NY Yankees                              MLB Network/ YES

Fri, Mar 12th 1:00 p.m.                     NY Yankees @ Washington                      MLB Network

Sun, Mar 14th 9:00 p.m.                 NY Yankees @ Pittsburgh                       MLB Network

Thu, Mar 18th 7:00 p.m.                   Tampa Bay @ NY Yankees                       MLB Network/ YES

Fri, Mar 19th 1:00 p.m.                     Detroit @ NY Yankees                              YES

Fri, Mar 19th 7:00 p.m.                     NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay                       MLB Network

Sun, Mar 21st 1:00 p.m.                   Detroit @ NY Yankees                              YES

Mon, Mar 22nd 1:00 p.m.                  NY Yankees @ Philadelphia                       ESPN/ YES

Sun, Mar 28th 1:00 p.m.                   NY Yankees @ Detroit                         &
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Tue, Mar 30th 7:00 p.m.                   Toronto @ NY Yankees                              YES

Wed, Mar 31st 1:00 p.m.                  Minnesota @ NY Yankees                         ESPN/ YES

Fri, Apr 2nd 1:00 p.m.                       Baltimore @ NY Yankees                          ESPN/ YES

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Think about it! March 3rd, the first televised game on this schedule, is in ONE WEEK! I feel like someone who’s been stuck in the desert without water and suddenly stumbles on this.

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It’s a good thing I’ll be in Florida for Yanks-Astros on the 16th and Yanks-Phillies on the 17th. Neither game is being televised, apparently, but it’ll be even better to see them in person. And speaking of television, I’m sure everyone’s read that Aaron Boone has retired and joined the ESPN crew. Yankee fans hold Boone in high esteem, so I wish him luck in his new endeavor. In honor of Boone….
I would have posted actual footage of the home run, but FOX continues to disable it on YouTube. Isn’t it time for them to let fans be able to share the memory? I mean, come on.

20 Comments

I am stoked for Spring Training! Grapefruits and Cactii–gotta love it! Have fun in Florida at the games, Jane. And thanks for the heads up in scheduling!

http://martelli.mlblogs.com/archives/2010/02/baseball-video-games-good-bad-and-ugly.html

Ohh, the Boone blast. What memories. What sweet, sweet memories.Cannot freakin’ wait to start watching some of these Spring Training games. So jealous that you get to go! Have fun!Anahttp://enternight.mlblogs.com

wow– it IS only a week away– i’m all agog… really

I thought the greatest part of that HR was his response to a question before he could even think right…Remember when he said, ” this…this is just Stupid!” I thought that was one of the greatest, most honest and insightful answers ever. Wasn’t it more refreshing than some tired cliche?
Mike

I thought the greatest part of that HR was his response to a question before he could even think right…Remember when he said, ” this…this is just Stupid!” I thought that was one of the greatest, most honest and insightful answers ever. Wasn’t it more refreshing than some tired cliche?
Mike

We leave a week from today! Going to 6 games in a row. How about using your connections and getting me into the “booth” on either the 5th, 8th or 9th. I promise I will mention you and your book on the air! Already have 2 dozen balls packed. You have to pack the important things first you know. The lady you interviewed last year that has the Yankee tomb stone and her daughter are meeting us in Clearwater next Thursday for game with Phils. The women (my cousin) with the Yankee sox from last year has them packed already as well. I live for this!

OMG Jane. My husband, daughter and I were at Game 7 of ALCS in 2003 — Aaron Boone’s HR in extra innings was the ultimate but the entire game was incredible – without doubt the greatest Yankees game I have ever witnessed in person. The crowd was insane through almost the entire game…I think we had as much to do with the outcome as the men in pinstripes. I do wish Mr. Boone a happy retirement. Can’t wait for baseball to start; thanks for starting my day off with a smile.

Yeah, and MLB is the worst at taking down great baseball clips from Youtube. I think they’re the main culprits. I’m ready… so ready for the season. Hat tip to Boone. Red Sox nation is surely glad to see him go, lol.
–Jeff
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Thanks for posting the broadcasting schedule, Jane. I don’t get to see many televised where I am at school (in North Carolina) unless they are on ESPN/FOX/etc. And coming from New England, where I have both YES and MLB Network, it’s disappointing not being able to watch my boys on a daily basis. However I’m going home on March 5th for a week so I’ll get to see some games. I’m veryyyy excited about that!!

As for Boone, I think he’ll do very well with ESPN. During the off-season I was watching MLB Network’s Top Walk-Off’s of the 2009 Season and he was co-hosting and I remember thinking: “He’s good!” I definitely wish him the best of luck…

~ Leah
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As always, She-Fan, thanx for your heads-up homework on What’s Goin’ On, and when, and where…
Based on the typeface of that borrowed blog posting comment after the schedule, it looks like Mr. Stumpek added that picture of the bottled water?…if true, that’s a Jane Heller signature move…imitation, the sincerest form of flattery, to YOU!!
Love to reminisce about ol’ Aaron “F-Bomb” Boone (the nickname given to him by Bosox fans, a la Bucky F-ing Dent) — Diane, how well I remember how emotionally exhausted I was with that game — my Red Sox hating had gone to record levels in that ALCS after The Fight — who knew then it had many more levels to go! — but I also remember an uneasy feeling that this might be it — our boys may have used up their last lucky star — and how true that proved to be for five long years. Anyway, best o’luck to Bret’s brother, Bob’s boy, Ray’s grandson (major leaguers all)…they must be SO proud…!

Jane or anyone,

Does the MLB network have its own broadcast crews, or do they pick up the feed from one of the participating teams?

On the Boone family: I may be the only person still alive in America, who can say this, but my first glove was a Ray Boone model. It served me well, except on grounders, and it turns out even there the glove was not at fault.

Oh, wow, jojovanb27 — somebody out there not only remembers Ray Boone, but has a memento!! All I can recall is my old baseball card — ’61 or ’62 — with a gray-haired Ray — a pitcher for those newly relocated Minnesota Twins? Son Bob was of course that excellent catcher for K.C., and the Phillies, and…the Angels too? Yeesh…gettin’ too old to know.
I’m sure Ms. Jane and the other ladies are far too young to remember any of these geezers, ‘cept maybe brother Bret with the Mariners…excellent 2B-man until booze and other substances got to him…sad story, but I think he’s rehabbed…ah, nevermind…GO Yanks!!

You’re welcome, A.J. Just seeing that schedule made my day. It’s really happening. The season is really, truly starting!

That Boone blast never ceases to amaze me, Ana. It was so unlikely and yet so perfectly timed. I remember being completely exhilarated.

I’m all agog too, Mike (love that word). The first televised game is a week from today. Should we declare a national holiday so everyone can take off from work?

Very refreshing, Mike, because it was so honest. And the “stupidness” of the home run is one of the things that makes baseball so wonderful. It can be uplifting and heartbreaking and everything in between.

Sorry, John. I can’t get you into the booth. LOL. But you sound ready to have a fantastic trip. I wish we were going at the same time. Btw, Ray sent out his tickets the other day and I should have them by the end of the week. Cannot wait and thanks again for the tip.

You were THERE, Diane? OMG is right. I can only imagine how the place was shaking. And of course you had something to do with the outcome! Don’t all fans? Let’s hear it for Booooone!

I really don’t see the point of MLB or any other network being so proprietary about clips on YouTube, Jeff. Isn’t sharing video of classic moments one of the best ways to promote the sport? Grrrr. Don’t get me started.

I’m so glad you’ll be going home that week so you’ll be able to see some games, Leah. I know how hard it is when you’re out of market like I am here in CA and can only get the nationally televised ones. I’ve heard Boone do commentary too, and he seems pretty natural on camera, unlike his brother who had a brief stint with either Fox or ESPN and was incredible stiff.

I guess the type face threw you, Dave. That was my paragraph and pic of bottled water. Nobody imitated my “signature move.” LOL. I, too, thought the Yankees were cooked in that Boone game. I was preparing myself for defeat until – BAM! What a moment.

I believe that MLB picks up feeds from other broadcasting crews, jojovanb. They have their in-studio crew but what we see on MLB.TV or the MLB Network are games broadcast by other networks.

Good luck to the Mets and Jason Bay, Paul. But what possible connection is there to the Yankees? Oh, right. None.

I found this link that describes the home run pretty dramatically: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/espn25/story?page=moments/39

It’s amazing how one hit can transform a mediocre third baseman into a Yankee legend. I remember Boone committing a good number of errors. Then he hurts himself playing basketball in the off-season and we start off 2004 with Alex Rodriguez as our third baseman.

Is the lack of controversy so far in Spring Training making anyone else nervous? I know that the position players only reported today (or yesterday) and there is still plenty of time for something crazy to happen. But, I don’t know… a Yankee team free of drama is like a subway at rush hour filled with polite people. Sure it might seem nice on the surface, but it is a totally unnatural event.

Maybe I have just been in New York for too long.

Thanks, Jane, using other broadcasts was the answer I wanted to hear.

In checking Time Warner’s listings, it looks like I’m already paying for the MLB Network. We’ll be somewhat snowbound for the next few days, so assuming there’s still electricity, I’ll check them out as I flip between YES and Turner Classic Movies.

I assumed the YES Network was available to you in CA. I know I was able to watch the Yanks in a sports bar called Q’s about five years ago when I was out there visiting my kids, but I also remember some important weekend game being blacked out. I think George S. was squabbling with Direct TV or whomever.

Thanks for the ESPN link, cheshirecat. You’re so right. If Aaron Boone hadn’t gotten hurt shooting hoops in the off-season, we would never have traded for A-Rod. Such an interesting turn of events that was. No, the lack of controversy at spring training so far isn’t making me nervous. Give it time. Someone will do or say something dumb!

You watch TCM too, jojovanb? I’ve become addicted to it, especially during their countdown to Oscar thing. I’ve been watching movies I haven’t seen in ages or ones I’d never seen at all. As for baseball watching, I don’t have a dish because it would blow away up here in the hills where I live, so I have cable. And I subscribe to the Extra Innings package every year and can view out of market games, some of which are on YES. I just can’t get YES programming like Yankeeographies.

You live in those hills? Now I really envy you. (Except for the part about not getting YES, and some occasional natural disasters, which I pray will never affect you.)

After watching several years of TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar and about 20 days into this year’s version, my son told me about TCM’s bit where each movie is linked to the one before it by a cast member, director or other such thing. I assume they’ve been doing that all along, and I just never paid attention. It’s been a blast watching for the connection, or going to imdb.com to find it, even when I don’t have time to watch the actual movies. It’s really not a bad way to kill time while waiting for opening day. Then again there’s that day job thing, that my boss would probably like me to get back to about now.

Take care,

♫ Thank heaven for little girls ♫

Yes, I watched some of Gigi between taking care of other family issues.

I love your hills, but those slides scare me. Let’s hope the rains end soon.

I do live in the hills, jojovanb, and it’s pouring. Sure hope we don’t get any slides. We’re supposed to have an even heavier storm on Thursday. Sigh. Life in paradise. Yes, each movie is linked by a star or director, etc. I watched the Cary Grant/Hitchcock movies the other night and even checked out Gigi last night – a musical my parents had to drag me to as a kid. It was actually very charming.

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