The Cleveland Indians are finally back on the field Sunday.
Spring training kicks off with a game against the Cincinnati Reds and from there it is nearly nonstop baseball throughout March until the regular season begins in April.
Fans are likely now wondering how they can take in all the action.
Luckily, the Indians have revealed a spring broadcast schedule that features both radio and television information.
The Indians have announced their Spring Training broadcast schedule. Any game marked with a filled-in circle or square will be aired on SportsTime Ohio and MLB Network, respectively. pic.twitter.com/M3KS6NxrZH
— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) February 26, 2021
Fans better get out those AM radios for Sunday.
The Games On Television
Most of the spring broadcasts are just over the radio waves.
The first chance fans will get to watch the team is on Friday, March 5 against the Chicago Cubs.
That game is being televised by MLB Network.
The SportsTime Ohio broadcasts begin March 17 with a game against the Reds, with another the following day against the Cubs.
March 23 against the San Francisco Giants will be the last time in March the Indians are on television before the regular season.
The ability to broadcast games from Goodyear is obviously made more difficult given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
But even having a few games to watch will be a nice change after the way the beginning of the 2020 season went and the eventual shutdown.
Hearing the voices of Matt Underwood, Rick Manning, and Andre Knott provides an odd sense of normalcy only Indians fans would understand.
Radio Broadcasts Throughout Spring Training
Just another day in the life of the 🐐@MrLapara | @Indians pic.twitter.com/hR12eMHd2P
— FOX Sports Cleveland (@FOXSportsCLE) February 26, 2021
The opener against the Reds will be broadcast on WTAM 1100 in Cleveland.
Hearing Tom Hamilton call an Indians game sounds great right about now.
The flagship station is carrying a large slate of games in March and the team’s official website will host several other broadcasts.
So if you want to listen there is usually a way to do so.
The sun is finally shining again in Northeast Ohio so driving around listening to the Indians isn’t a bad way to spend a March day.
Spring Action Set to Begin
Saturday is the final calm before the storm of the 2021 Indians season.
Spring games lead right into the regular season on April 1.
That means we have at least seven months of baseball ahead.
Adding an eighth month in October would be ideal.
Fans will have to wait until March 5 to see the Indians on MLB Network.
But Sunday sounds like as good a time as any to turn on WTAM 1100 and hear some Indians baseball for the first time since last fall.
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