February 9, 2017 — NESN, the official home of the Boston Red Sox, will deliver extensive Boston Red Sox spring training coverage in 2017 by televising 15 spring training games presented by Old Dominion Freight, daily analysis on all the network’s sports news programs from Florida, live coverage of manager John Farrell’s mid-day press conferences and 10 consecutive days of NESN’s training camp update show “Red Sox from Fort Myers,” presented by Jordan’s Furniture, the furniture store of the Boston Red Sox.
15 spring training games on NESN
— First Game: NESN’s coverage of 15 Red Sox spring training games will begin Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. ET when the Red Sox host the Minnesota Twins at JetBlue Park.
— Red Sox Foundation Game Night: The spring schedule includes a special Red Sox Foundation Game Night telecast on Friday, March 10 at 6 p.m. when the Sox host the Baltimore Orioles. This special game broadcast will see limited commercial interruptions and be preceded by a pre-game show at 5:30 p.m. that will highlight many of the Red Sox Foundation’s charitable partners.
— NESN Broadcast Team: Play-by-play announcer Dave O’Brien returns for his second season in the NESN broadcast booth. During spring training, Tom Caron (@TomCaron) will fill in during the games that O’Brien misses due to ESPN commitments. In the booth as color analysts will be Jerry Remy (@Jerry_Remy), who begins his 30th season on NESN, or Steve Lyons, whose fourth season with NESN will also include daily Sox analysis on all of NESN’s sports news shows during the first month of Grapefruit League action. Guerin Austin (@GuerinAustin) enters her third season as Red Sox sideline reporter, alternating with several other NESN reporters and Red Sox historian Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) covering spring training.
Daily Coverage from Fort Myers beginning Feb. 11
— Three Daily Sports News Shows: Beginning Saturday, Feb. 11, NESN’s regularly scheduled sports news shows, “NESN Sports Today,” “NESN Sports Update” and “NESN LIVE,” will deliver daily reports from Fort Myers for 47 consecutive days.
— 10 Training Camp Specials: NESN’s “Red Sox from Fort Myers” specials will debut on Monday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. with a special Red Sox beat writer round table discussion hosted by Red Sox historian Gordon Edes. Tom Caron will host the remaining “Red Sox from Fort Myers” specials every evening at 6 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Feb. 14 until Wednesday, Feb. 22. The show will look ahead to the 2017 season and include exclusive interviews with coaches and front office executives.
— Live Press Conferences: Live coverage of manager John Farrell’s daily press conference will air between noon and 2 p.m. every day until the Red Sox first spring training game. NESN.com will also offer live streaming of these daily press briefings.
Spring training coverage available nationally
— NESN’s spring training coverage will be available throughout the country on NESN National via digital and sports tiers on AT&T U-Verse/DirecTV, Bright House Networks, Dish Network, Frontier Communications, Summit Broadband and Verizon FiOS. NESN National is also available via Atlantic Broadband in Florida and Spectrum in Kansas/Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, North Carolina and South Carolina. Almost 5 million homes outside New England currently subscribe to a digital or sports tier with NESN National. A complete list of NESN National channel listings can be found here.
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 10th Most Valuable Sports Business Brand in the World. NESN.com is one of the Top 15 sports web sites in the U.S. and recently launched NESN Fuel, an automotive enthusiast, car buyers, and racing fan website. NESN’s social responsibility program, NESN Connects, is proud to support and connect its employees with charitable organizations in our communities. NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and Delaware North (owners of the Boston Bruins).
Thumbnail photo via Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports Images
Thumbnail photo via Mar 8, 2015; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez (left) chats with starting pitcher Rick Porcello (right) on the during a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports