Fox Sports San Diego announced their broadcast schedule yesterday. It's what you might expect from a broadcast schedule. It's a long list of team names, times and places. If you want to take a peek at it, it's in this handy PDF, bookmark it for later. If you prefer your broadcasts in Spanish, bookmark this instead.
As it currently stands all 162 games will be shown on FSSD. Just wait until the Pads smoke their competition in the first two months and then we'll be seeing them on national broadcasts the rest of the year.
From the looks of things, all the Fox Sports Broadcasters, side line reporters and hosts are back this year, so that's pretty boring.
The real news is that FSSD has added two occasional analysts, one a Padres legend and the other is Clay Hensley.
New this season, MLB veteran Steve Finley and former Padres starter, Clay Hensley will assume the occasional role of analyst for Padres Live pre-and postgame shows.
Finley, a five-time Gold Glove Award winner and 2001 World Series champion, was a major fixture in the Padres outfield from 1994-98 and served as an integral part of the 1998 NL Champion Padres.
Hensley, a former MLB pitcher, was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2002 and made 29 starts for the San Diego Padres in 2006.
I'm super stoked that Steve Finley is joining the team. He brings a little more star power to the broadcast. It looks like it comes at the expense of losing Andy Ashby who filled the role last season. He's not mentioned in FSSD's press release.
I'm less excited about Clay Hensley. If you remember him it's either because he proudly gave up Barry Bonds' 755th home run, he was busted for steroids in the Padres minor league system or because you had a school girl crush on him. It seems like a strange choice, but I thought the same about Mark Sweeney who turned out to be quite good with his analysis.