Play ball! Half of the Reds' spring training games will be televised by either Fox Sports Ohio or the MLB Network, starting with two telecasts this weekend.
FSO will air 10 games live, while the MLB Network will carry nine games, with some duplications of the FSO schedule.
Not all of the MLB games will be live, including a one-hour delay on the Reds opening game Saturday from Goodyear, Ariz. Marty Brennaman starts his 46th and final season on WLW-AM radio at 3 p.m.; MLB's telecast begins at 4 p.m.
Here is the combined TV schedule:
Saturday, Feb. 23: 4 p.m. Reds-Indians (MLB). One-hour delay of Reds' opener at 3 p.m. on WLW-AM.
Sunday, Feb. 24: 3 p.m. Reds @ Angels (FSO by FOX Sports West). Airs on WSAI-AM. (MLB replays game at 2 a.m. Monday.)
Monday, Feb. 25: 4 p.m. Reds @ Mariners (MLB). Airs 3 p.m. on WSAI-AM.
Friday, March 1: 9 p.m. Reds @ Giants (MLB), WLW-AM.
Saturday, March 2: 11 p.m. Angels @ Reds (MLB). Airs 3 p.m. on WLW-AM.
Thursday, March 7: 8 p.m. Mariners @ Reds (FSO), WSAI-AM.
Saturday, March 9: 8:30 p.m. Reds @ Padres (FSO), WLW-AM.
Sunday, March 10: 4 p.m. Diamondbacks (split squad) @ Reds (FSO, MLB), WLW-AM.
Friday, March 15: 9 p.m. Dodgers @ Reds (MLB), WLW-AM.
Sunday, March 17: 4 p.m. Indians @ Reds (FSO), WLW-AM.
Monday, March 18: 4 p.m. Reds @ Rockies (MLB), WLW-AM.
Tuesday, March 19: 9 p.m. White Sox @ Reds (FSO), WLW-AM.
Friday, March 22: 4 p.m. Reds @ Brewers (FSO by Fox Sports North). Reds radio coverage on Reds.com due to likely conflicts with NCAA tournament games.
Saturday, March 23: 4 p.m. Reds at Indians (FSO), Reds.com.
Monday, March 25:7 p.m. Reds @ Braves from Atlanta (FSO by Fox Sports South), WLW-AM.
Tuesday, March 26: 1 p.m. Reds @ Braves from Atlanta (MLB), WSAI-AM.
For the second consecutive year, FSO will air all 162 regular season games. All will be streamed live on Fox Sports digital platforms. Thom Brennaman and Jim Day will do play-by-play this season. Former Reds TV voice George Grande is not expected to return to TV games this year.
From the FSO announcement:
Play-by-play announcers Thom Brennaman and Jim Day, and color analysts Chris Welsh and Jeff Brantley, will be in the booth this season to call all the action. Day, Jeff Piecoro, Brian Giesenschlag, Dan Hoard and Sam LeCure will all play a role in the network’s pregame and postgame coverage as well as in-game reporting. Shannon Ford will provide additional Reds coverage as a digital host on Fox Sports Ohio’s social media platforms.
The network will kick off the regular season with special coverage of Opening Day beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 28th. Programming details for Opening Day are forthcoming.
In addition to covering all live games, Fox Sports Ohio will have comprehensive coverage of the Reds with the return of Reds Live. The pregame edition ... will provide fans with commentary, features, and in-depth pregame coverage of the Reds 30 minutes prior to every game telecast. Immediately following the final out of each game, the post-game edition will feature highlights, player interviews and analysis.
Reds Weekly ... will also continue to air every Wednesday at 6 p.m. throughout the season. This 30-minute show hosted by Piecoro and Doug Flynn will not only break down future match-ups and recaps previous games, but it will also feature the best interviews, highlights, and more.