NESN Announces Red Sox Spring Training Plans

NESN just released plans for their 2011 Spring training coverage. Highlights are below:

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

 Additional programming highlights include:

NESN’s coverage line-up also includes:

· Red Sox LIVE from Fort Myers presented by Jordan’s Furniture – 16 hours of live coverage over 13 days with Tom Caron, Peter Gammons, Heidi Watney & Don Orsillo

· The Dennis & Callahan Morning Show – 15 hours live from Fort Myers
John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and Jon Meterparel

· Red Sox Spring Training Baseball on NESN – 13 games beginning Friday, March 4
Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy & Heidi Watney

· NESN Daily – On location reports featuring the latest news from Fort Myers
Heidi Watney and Don Orsillo

· Special Edition of Red Sox GameDay LIVE from Houston – March 30 at 7:00 PM ET
Tom Caron, Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy and Heidi Watney

· – Daily posts, live blogs of every game and fan participation
Tony Lee, Don Orsillo, Tom Caron and Heidi Watney

In addition, on January 31st, (this coming Monday) at 9:00PM,  NESN will air their Red Sox Town Hall event. The event is described as “a special town hall style meeting for fans on Monday, January 31 at 7:00 pm. The 2011 Red Sox Town Hall presented by Bigelow Tea will feature a lively and interactive conversation between fans and Red Sox executives.  It will be held at WGBH’s Calderwood Studio, and televised in its entirety on NESN at 9:00 pm.

The Red Sox executive panel is expected to include Chairman Tom Werner, President/CEO Larry Lucchino, Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein and Manager Terry Francona. NESN’s Tom Caron and Heidi Watney will serve as hosts for the one-hour event.”

Random Quote

This is the ultimate dilemma. Of course fans want the Red Sox to win the World Series, but the dilemma is be careful what you wish for because you might get it. And if the Red Sox played the Cubs in the World Series, one of those two franchises will be permanently and forever altered. One of them will never be the same. So remember, while winning is the ultimate goal. If you’re a Sox fan or a Cubs fan, it carries a steep price tag. Life will never be the same.

— Bob Lobel, chat 10/9/2003