One Spring game, but nightly shows
Fox Sports Ohio announced today that it will carry one Reds exhibition game — March 24 vs. the Indians at 4 p.m. ET from Goodyear Ballpark. Thom Brennaman and Chris Welsh will be calling it.
This isn’t the first time that FS Ohio has done a lower number of games. By comparison, SportsTime Ohio is carrying eight Indians games this spring.
What FS Ohio is doing — will be a nightly Reds Spring Training show called “Reds Live — Spring Training 2014,” a 30-minute show every weeknight at 10pm ET starting Monday, March 3. Jim Day and Chris Welsh will host from Goodyear with appearances by Jeff Brantley, Jim Kelch, Thom Brennaman and others.
I asked Kate Zalasko, the spokesperson from FS Ohio, why there is only the one game on TV and she pointed out that the network is doing the nightly show instead, as its done the past couple of seasons. The Indians will have more games but no nightly wrap-up show.
I’m sure other Reds games will be televised on MLB Network — but there is currently no schedule, yet.