(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles and CBS RADIO’s 105.7 The Fan (WJZ-FM), the flagship station of the Orioles Radio Network, have announced that 12 Orioles Spring Training games will be broadcast in 2017. The schedule begins with the home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, February 26, at 1:05 p.m. ET. The broadcast schedule also features eight additional home games in Sarasota, including the March 7 game against Manny Machado and the Dominican Republic team as part of the World Baseball Classic exhibition schedule. The final three broadcasts will feature 30-minute pre-game and post-game shows.
105.7 The Fan will again broadcast all 162 Orioles regular season games this season. Longtime Orioles Radio Network broadcaster Joe Angel will return for his 18th season and pair with veteran broadcaster Jim Hunter for most games. Hunter, who will continue to appear on MASN’s game broadcasts, enters his 21st year as a member of the Orioles broadcast team. Former Orioles pitcher Ben McDonald and MASN broadcaster and Orioles Hall of Famer Mike Bordick will return and provide analysis for several games throughout the season. Longtime Orioles Radio Network broadcaster Fred Manfra, who will retire from his full-time duties after 24 seasons, will still broadcast select home games.
In addition to the Spring Training schedule, 105.7 The Fan will take the Norris & Long Show on the road to Sarasota between March 13 and March 17. Broadcasting live from Ed Smith Stadium from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily, the show will provide fans with an all-access look inside Spring Training with a robust slate of guest interviews and Orioles analysis.
The complete schedule of Spring Training games to be carried live on 105.7 The Fan is below.
Sunday, February 26 Pittsburgh Pirates 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 1 Boston Red Sox 1:05 p.m.
Thursday, March 2 Minnesota Twins 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 4 at Tampa Bay Rays 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 7 Dominican Republic (WBC) 1:05 p.m.
Monday, March 13 Philadelphia Phillies 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15 at Pittsburgh Pirates 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 21 Toronto Blue Jays 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22 Tampa Bay Rays 6:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 25 Minnesota Twins 6:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 26 at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07 p.m.
Monday, March 27 Boston Red Sox 1:05 p.m.
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