Thursday, March 10, 2011

Phillies Bringing Every Spring Game to Phans

If you haven't noticed, the Phillies are offering their fans a steady stream of access to all Grapefruit League contests this spring. With their product in high demand by fans throughout the region and beyond, the Phillies have committed to bring each spring training game to the public in some fashion.

Unlike any Grapefruit League season before, the Phillies are utilizing their ability to relay game coverage in an advertisement-free fashion, live on In the absence of televised games and terrestrial radio transmissions, the Phillies broadcast team will alternate duties and bring live play by play to internet users everywhere. The 2011 Grapefruit League season marks the the very first time that the club has made every single spring contest available to phans, according to Rob Brooks, the Phillies manager of broadcasting.

According to Brooks, the organization fell one date short in 2009, when the Phillies broadcasters covered all but one game on its spring schedule in some manner.

The availability of the full spring schedule speaks volumes to the following that the Phillies have developed in recent years. The success, both on the field and financially, that the Phillies have enjoyed since 2007 is unlike any other stretch in the organization's history, as they've won four consecutive division titles, clinched two National League pennants and locked down their second world championship. The popularity of baseball in Philadelphia has grown because of those accomplishments.

Below is the remaining spring schedule and how the Philadelphia faithful can catch their favorite baseball team on a daily basis, including today's televised match up with the Yankees.

Thursday, March 10 vs. Yankees 1:05 PM The Comcast Network
Friday, March 11 @ Orioles 1:05 PM
Saturday, March 12 vs. Rays 1:05 PM CSN, WPHT 1210
Sunday, March 13 @ Twins 1:05 PM PHL 17, WPHT 1210
Monday, March 14 @ Astros 1:05 PM
Tuesday, March 15 @ Blue Jays 1:05 PM
Thursday, March 17 vs. Blue Jays 1:05 PM
Friday, March 18 vs. Pirates 1:05 PM
Saturday, March 19 @ Orioles 1:05 PM The Comcast Network, MLB Network, WPHT 1210
Sunday, March 20 vs. Yankees 1:05 PM CSN, MLBNetwork (delay) WPHT 1210
Monday, March 21 vs. Red Sox 1:05 PM ESPN
Tuesday, March 22 @ Blue Jays 1:05 PM
Wednesday, March 23 @ Rays 1:05 PM MLB Network (delay),
Thursday, March 24 vs. Twins 1:05 PM
Friday, March 25 vs. Braves 1:05 PM ESPN
Saturday, March 26 vs. Blue Jays 1:05 PM PHL 17, MLB Network, WPHT 1210
Sunday, March 27 @ Braves 1:05 PM The Comcast Network, MLB Network, WPHT 1210
Monday, March 28 vs. Astros 1:05 PM CSN
Tuesday, March 29 vs. Pirates in Philadelphia 7:05 PM WPHT 1210
Wednesday, March 30 vs. Pirates in Philadelphia 4:05 PM The Comcast Network


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