Network to originate over 140 shows from Fort Myers beginning Thursday, Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. with NESN Live.
NESN, the official home of the Boston Red Sox, will deliver 45 consecutive days of live Boston Red Sox spring training coverage by originating over 140 shows from Fort Myers, Fla. NESN’s coverage will be highlighted by 12 Grapefruit League games and daily reports in all eight hours of NESN’s daily sports news programs from JetBlue Park in Fort Myers. NESN’s unparalleled coverage begins on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. on “NESN Live” and also includes 11 consecutive days of Red Sox from Fort Myers presented by Jordan’s Furniture beginning on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m.
“With all the snow and cold temperatures we’ve endured, it’s time for the region to start thinking warm thoughts by looking forward to Red Sox baseball,” said Joseph Maar, NESN’s Vice President of Programming and Production, Executive Producer. “The Red Sox have added several exciting new players during the off-season, including Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, and NESN plans to help introduce them to New England with our most comprehensive coverage of Spring Training ever.”
45 Days of “NESN Live,” “NESN Sports Today” and “NESN Sports Update”
NESN’s coverage of Red Sox Spring Training includes up-to-the-minute reports on all of NESN’s sports news shows beginning with “NESN Live” on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. when Tom Caron (@TomCaron) and Adam Pellerin (@adampellerin) report live from Fort Myers. “NESN Live,” which normally airs weekdays at 5:30 p.m., will add special weekend editions the next two weekends that will originate from Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers. “NESN Sports Today,” which airs every night at 10, will be co-hosted from Fort Myers throughout spring training. NESN’s newest sports news show, “NESN Sports Update,” will deliver the latest Red Sox news every morning plus feature live press conference coverage with manager John Farrell between noon and 2 p.m. every weekday.
|NESN’s Regularly Scheduled Sports News Programs|
|NESN Sports Update||5:00 am – 9:00 am|
|NESN Sports Update||Noon – 2:00 pm|
|NESN Live||5:30 – 6:00 pm|
|NESN Sports Today||10:00 pm – midnight|
11 Episodes of Red Sox from Fort Myers presented by Jordan’s Furniture
NESN expands Spring Training coverage when pitchers and catchers report on Friday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. with the show “Red Sox from Fort Myers presented by Jordan’s Furniture.” NESN’s Red Sox host Tom Caron will look ahead to the 2015 season with players, coaches, and executives on 11 consecutive days from JetBlue Park.
Red Sox Spring Training Workout Show
NESN will introduce a new concept the week of Feb. 23 called “Red Sox Spring Training Workout,” hosted by Tom Caron. This new show will be taped during morning workouts around 10 a.m. and will air at 5 p.m. each day, giving fans a 30-minute first-person experience from Red Sox Spring Training.
12 Spring Training Games
NESN’s coverage of 12 Red Sox Spring Training games will begin Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m. when the Red Sox travel to Port St. Lucie to take on the New York Mets. Don Orsillo (@DonOrsillo) and Jerry Remy (@Jerry_Remy) will team up for their 15th season together in the NESN broadcast booth.
The spring training game schedule includes a special Red Sox Foundation Game Night on Friday, March 13, when the Red Sox host the New York Yankees. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. with a 30-minute pregame show that will tell stories of the foundation’s impact on families in New England. The game telecast will include limited commercial interruptions and concludes with a special Foundation-focused postgame show.
In addition to Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy, Tom Caron and Adam Pellerin, NESN will be sending Gary Striewski (@garystriewski) and Elle Duncan (@elleduncan) to help cover Red Sox Spring Training. Ricky Doyle (@TheRickyDoyle) will also be in Fort Myers through the end of February providing up-to the-minute daily workout reports and the latest news from training camp for NESN.com, the most visited regional sports network website in the country.
NESN’s Red Sox from Fort Myers Show Schedule
|Friday, Feb. 20||Red Sox from Fort Myers||6:00 PM – 6:30 PM|
|Saturday, Feb. 21||Red Sox from Fort Myers||6:00 PM – 6:30 PM|
|Sunday, Feb. 22||Red Sox from Fort Myers||6:00 PM – 6:30 PM|
|Monday, Feb. 23||Red Sox from Fort Myers||6:00 PM – 6:30 PM|
|Tuesday, Feb. 24||Red Sox from Fort Myers||6:00 PM – 6:30 PM|
|Wednesday, Feb. 25||Red Sox from Fort Myers||6:00 PM – 6:30 PM|
|Thursday, Feb. 26||Red Sox from Fort Myers||6:00 PM – 6:30 PM|
|Friday, Feb. 27||Red Sox from Fort Myers||6:00 PM – 6:30 PM|
|Saturday, Feb. 28||Red Sox from Fort Myers||4:00 PM – 4:30 PM|
|Sunday, March 1||Red Sox from Fort Myers||6:00 PM – 6:30 PM|
|Monday, March 2||Red Sox from Fort Myers||6:00 PM – 6:30 PM|
NESN’s 2015 Red Sox Spring Training Game Telecasts
|Sunday, March 8||New York Mets (Port St. Lucie)||1:00 PM|
|Friday, March 13||New York Yankees||7:00 PM|
|Sunday, March 15||Philadelphia (Clearwater)||1:00 PM|
|Tuesday, March 17||Atlanta||1:00 PM*|
|Saturday, March 21||Pittsburgh (Bradenton)||1:00 PM|
|Sunday, March 22||Philadelphia||1:00 PM|
|Sunday, March 29||Tampa Bay||1:00 PM|
|Monday, March 30||Minnesota||7:00 PM|
|Tuesday, March 31||Tampa Bay (Port Charlotte)||1:00 PM*|
|Wednesday, April 1||Toronto||1:00 PM*|
|Friday, April 3||Minnesota||1:00 PM|
|Friday, March 4||Minnesota (Hammond Stadium)||1:00 PM|
*Select spring training day games will be replayed in their entirety at 7 p.m. as the schedule permits.
NESN has consistently been one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country with award-winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage. The network is delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and an additional 5 million homes nationally as NESN National. Forbes Magazine recently ranked NESN as the 8th Most Valuable Sports Business Brand in the world. NESN.com, the network’s online sports news service, is the most visited regional sports network website in the country. NESN also produces a number of distinctive programs under its umbrella Original NESN Entertainment (ONE). NESN’s social responsibility program, NESN Connects, is proud to support and connect its employees with charitable organizations in our communities (NESN.com/Connects). NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and Delaware North (owners of the Boston Bruins).
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Thumbnail photo via Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz smiles at the batting cage before playing the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.