If the thought of waiting until April first to watch the Marlins has you feeling lost and/or hopeless, we’ve got some great news. Fox Sports Florida has just announced it will broadcast four Marlins spring training games live and statewide next month on FSFL and Sun Sports. And even better, all of the games will be broadcast in HD.
Here's the schedule:
Sunday, March 13 1:00pm Washington Nationals @ Florida Marlins
Tuesday, March 15 1:00pm Florida Marlins @ Tampa Bay Rays (AIRS ON SUN SPORTS)
Sunday, March 20 1:00pm New York Mets @ Florida Marlins
Saturday, March 26 1:00pm St. Louis Cardinals @ Florida Marlins
The broadcast teams will play musical chairs for several of the games as well. FOX Sports Florida will partner with Sun Sports on the Marlins/Rays production and with FOX Sports Midwest on the Cardinals/Marlins. Calling the action on both networks for these games will be:
Marlins @ Rays – March 15 (airs statewide on Sun Sports): FOX Sports Florida’s Marlins play-by-play announcer Rich Waltz will be partnered with Sun Sports’ Rays analyst Brian Anderson, with FOX Sports Florida’s Frank Forte reporting from the Marlins’ dugout and Sun Sports’ Todd Kalas from the Rays’.
Cardinals @ Marlins – March 26: FOX Sports Midwest’s Cardinals play-by-play announcer Rick Horton will work alongside FOX Sports Florida’s Marlins analyst Tommy Hutton with Frank Forte reporting from Marlins’ dugout.
As much as we’ll miss having Rich and Tommy together, it might be interesting to hear some other sports commentators weigh in on the latest in sweater vest fashion and mass food consumption.
If the games aren't enough to satisfy your Marlins pre-season cravings, Fox Sports Florida will also air several pre-season shows this month and next:
Florida Marlins Hot Stove Report - February 19 at 1:00 PM
Florida Marlins Golf Tournament Special - March 5
Florida Marlins Season Preview - March 20, 12:30 PM
We're in the home stretch, folks. Baseball will be here before we know it.