Surprised this slipped by me—perhaps I was distracted by all the news about Stephen Strasburg’s 37-pitch bullpen session on Saturday—but our lovely local broadcast network announced last week that it will televise eight spring-training games in 2010 and surprise, surprise not one of them is a Nationals vs. Orioles game.
Less of a surprise: Seven of the eight games are against either the Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees.
All games will be on MASN1 and all will be in HD, another bonus though not a surprise because MASN had announced in the offseason that it was going full HD in 2010.
Aided, no doubt, by the MLB Network’s decision to televise Stephen Strasburg’s debut, MASN has added one more game to its schedule.
Tuesday, March 9 at 1:00 p.m. vs. Detroit in Viera
Friday, March 12 at 1:00 p.m. vs Yankees in Viera
Monday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. vs Braves in Viera
Wednesday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. vs Yankees in Tampa
Saturday, April 3 at 4:00 p.m. vs Red Sox at Nationals Park
Sunday, March 7 at 1:00 p.m. vs Red Sox in Sarasota
Thursday, March 25 at 1:00 p.m. vs Yankees in Sarasota
Monday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. vs Yankees in Sarasota
Wednesday, March 31 at 1:00 p.m. vs Red Sox in Sarasota