MASN announces O's spring training broadcast schedule

MASN, the television home of the Baltimore Orioles, has announced its 2012 spring training schedule. The network will televise six Orioles spring training games and all will appear on MASN HD.

The Orioles' March 5 prime time Grapefruit League opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Sarasota, Florida, will kick off MASN's spring training coverage. MASN will broadcast five more games from Ed Smith Stadium, the team's spring training home: March 11 against the Boston Red Sox; March 18 against the New York Yankees; March 23 against the Red Sox; March 24 against the Washington Nationals; and April 1 against the Tampa Bay Rays.

All afternoon games will be replayed on the same day in prime time on MASN HD.

In the broadcast booth, joining Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer and play-by-play voices Gary Thorne and Jim Hunter, will be Orioles Hall of Fame shortstop Mike Bordick, who will be making his MASN debut as a color analyst.
Fans can also access all the Orioles news from spring training by logging onto Roch Kubatko's "School of Roch" for around-the-clock reports at MASNsports.com.

The complete MASN HD spring training schedule for the Orioles is as follows:

Monday, March 5 at 7 p.m., Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Orioles
Sunday, March 11 at 1 p.m., Boston Red Sox vs. Orioles
Sunday, March 18 at 7 p.m., New York Yankees vs. Orioles
Friday, March 23 at 1 p.m., Boston Red Sox vs. Orioles
Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m., Washington Nationals vs. Orioles
Sunday, April 1 at 1 p.m., Tampa Bay Rays vs. Orioles

Every available regular season Orioles game, and each "O's Xtra" pregame and postgame show, will be shown in crystal-clear high definition on MASN during the 2012 season. MASN features an all-star talent team and comprehensive online coverage at MASNsports.com.