ESPN has announced its coverage for Grapefruit (Florida) and Cactus (Arizona) League games this spring.
The Phillies will be on twice (sorry, not "thrice," Conan O'Brien fans). The Phils will be on ESPN Monday, March 21 vs. the Red Sox and Friday Mach 25 vs. the Braves. Both games will be at Bright House Field in Clearwater
Here is the complete ESPN televised schedule:
Thu, March 3 1 p.m. Detroit vs. Atlanta ESPN
Mon, March 14 7 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Boston ESPN2^
Wed, March 16 1 p.m. Boston vs. Atlanta ESPN
Mon, March 21 1 p.m. Boston vs. Philadelphia
Tue, March 22 1 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Baltimore ESPN
Wed, March 23 1 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis ESPN
Thu, March 24 5 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Cubs ESPN2
Fri, March 25 1 p.m. Atlanta vs. Philadelphia
Sat, March 26 4 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Texas ESPN2
Tue, March 29 1 p.m. Detroit vs. N.Y. Yankees ESPN
As you know by now, pitchers and catchers report to Clearwater on Feb. 14. The Phils play their first exhibition game on Thurs. Feb. 24 vs. Florida State (in Clearwater).
The Grapefruit League opens two days later, on Sat. Feb. 26 against the Yankees in Tampa. On Sun. Feb. 27, the Phils host the Yankees at Bright House Field in Clearwater.
UPDATE: I should have listed ALL of the spring games that will be televised in March. Luckily, my friend Matt Gelb
did just that. (Thanks, Matt).
Here it is:
March 6: vs. Tampa Bay (myphl17), 1:05 p.m.
March 10: vs. New York Yankees (Comcast Network), 1:05 p.m.
March 12: vs. Tampa Bay (CSN), 1:05 p.m.
March 13: at Minnesota (myphl17), 1:05 p.m.
March 19: at Baltimore (Comcast Network), 1:05 p.m.
March 20: vs. New York Yankees (CSN), 1:05 p.m.
March 21: vs. Boston (TCN/ESPN), 1:05 p.m.
March 25: vs. Atlanta (ESPN), 1:05 p.m.
March 26: vs. Toronto (myphl17), 1:05 p.m.
March 27: at Atlanta (Comcast Network), 1:05 p.m.
March 28: vs. Houston (CSN), 1:05 p.m.
March 30: vs. Pittsburgh at Citizens Bank Park (TCN), 4:05 p.m.
Also, on Mythbusters
: the Phillies lineup isn't as left-handed-heavy as you've been hearing all winter