Reds fans have four opportunities to see the 2021 team in the next seven days, if they have Fox Sports Ohio and the MLB Network.
MLB Network will air the Reds' Tuesday and Wednesday in primetime, before John Sadak makes his FSO debut. FSO will televise at four Reds' Cactus League games through March 15, FSO announced Monday.
Sadak will do play-by-play with analyst Chris Welsh for three games. FSO's fourth game – at the Angels on March 15 – will be produced and described by sister network Fox Sports West. Barry Larkin, named main Reds TV analyst last month, will not be part of the Arizona telecasts, according to FSO.
As I reported last week, all 28 exhibition games can be heard on radio either on WLW-AM or Fox Sports WSAI-AM.
Here's how to watch and listen (Cincinnati time):
Tuesday, March 2, 8 p.m.: Los Angeles Angels at Reds on MLB Network and WLW-AM.
Wednesday, March 3, 8 p.m.: Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers on MLB Network and WLW-AM.
Friday, March 5, 8 p.m.: Arizona Diamondbacks at Reds on FSO and WLW-AM. (FSO replays game at midnight and 6 a.m. Saturday.)
Sunday, March 7, 3 p.m.: San Francisco Giants at Reds on FSO and WSAI-AM. (FSO replays game at 8 p.m. Sunday, and 6 a.m. and noon Monday March 7.)
Wednesday, March 10, 3 p.m.: Reds at Kansas City Royals on FSO and WLW-AM. (FSO replays game at 8 p.m. Wednesday, and 6 a.m. and noon Thursday, March 11.)
Monday, March 15, 4 p.m.: Reds at Angels on FSO and WSAI-AM. (Angels announcers will do the FSO telecast.)
FSO and WKRC-TV will simulcast the Reds Opening Day game against the Cardinals at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, April 1. It is expected that Hall of Famer Larkin will do the game with Sadak, since Larkin told reporters last month he would do all 81 home games. FSO has telecast all 162 Reds games in recent seasons.