Anyway, on to much warmer, positive thoughts.
NESN announced its Spring Training Schedule for 2011, and it begins with everyone's hated rival, the New York Yankees, on March 4th in Tampa. It's a Friday night game at 7 PM, and they will also broadcast the other game with New York at Ft. Myers on March 14th (a Monday night game at 7 PM).
There are 13 games in total that NESN will show in March, and six of them will see the Sox on the road, including a game with the Mets on March 6th. The finale will be the last game of the spring, against the Astros in Houston on Wednesday night, March 30th. That will be two days before the Red Sox open the season in Texas against the Rangers. (Remember the season starts on a Friday this year.)
The Red Sox will also have games broadcast on ESPN and the MLB Network, and those schedules should be out soon. Here is the Red Sox' complete Spring Training schedule.
So, with thanks to my friend Ian at Sox & Dawgs, here is the complete NESN schedule for March. Just 36 days to go:
NESN’s 2011 Red Sox Spring Training Game Broadcast Schedule
|Friday, March 4||Red Sox at New York Yankees (Tampa)||7:00 PM|
|Saturday, March 5||Florida Marlins at Red Sox||1:00 PM|
|Sunday, March 6||Red Sox at New York Mets (Port St. Lucie)||1:00 PM|
|Wednesday, March 9||Baltimore Orioles at Red Sox||7:00 PM|
|Saturday, March 12||Florida Marlins at Red Sox||1:00 PM|
|Sunday, March 13||Red Sox at Pittsburgh Pirates (Bradenton)||1:00 PM|
|Monday, March 14||New York Yankees at Red Sox||7:00 PM|
|Saturday, March 19||Red Sox at Pittsburgh Pirates (Bradenton)||1:00 PM|
|Sunday, March 20||St. Louis Cardinals at Red Sox||1:00 PM|
|Friday, March 25||Toronto Blue Jays at Red Sox||7:00 PM|
|Saturday, March 26||Minnesota Twins at Red Sox||7:00 PM|
|Sunday, March 27||Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles (Sarasota)||1:00 PM|
|Wednesday, March 30||Red Sox at Houston Astros (Houston,TX)||8:00 PM|