Lost in all the hubbub of last week’s trade fiasco was the Minnesota Twins and their broadcast partners releasing the television and radio schedules for the 2020 Spring Training games. Yes, your favorite broadcasters will be back! 20 out of 33 Spring Training games will be broadcast in one form or another this year.
Not unlike last year, the broadcasters will mix between the TV and radio booths this year. The play-by-play crew will be formed by one of Dick Bremer of FOX Sports North, Cory Provus of the Treasure Island Baseball Network, or Kris Atteberry, also of TIBN. Analysts will be comprised of FSN’s Bert Blyleven and/or TIBN’s Danny Gladden (if they aren’t fishing and tanning on the beaches with some adult beverages). A neat addition to the Spring Training broadcasts this year will be Jim Kaat.
Also like last year, not all games will feature TV broadcasters. Some games will be on FSN or FSN+ with the radio feed patched in as a simulcast. In addition to FSN and FSN+ broadcasting games, the radio side will feature games on just WCCO 830 AM (or ‘CCO to you good, “greater Minnesota” folk) as well as some that will be on some affiliates through the TIBN. All games will be free to stream using a free MLB.com account on the Twins website.
There will be some special broadcasts this year for Spring Training 2020:
- Sunday, March 15, will be a broadcast by WCCO Radio with a special presentation to dedicate to Sid Harman’s 100th birthday.
- WCCO Radio’s morning show will be at Hammond Stadium from Wednesday, February 19, through Friday, February 21, airing the show live from the third base line from 6a to 9a those mornings.
- The game against the Detroit Tigers in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on Saturday, March 7, will be broadcast on the radio.
For a full list of Spring Training games that will be broadcast, click here.