While it's always a blast to get out to Peoria for Spring Training come March, a lot of fans just can't make it, but they're hungry for baseball nonetheless. To sate their ravenous appetites, Fox Sports San Diego announced today that they'll be broadcasting 10 games this spring.
The slate starts when the Padres host the defending World Series Champion Kansas City Royals on March 4, and concludes with March 29's exhibition game against the AAA El Paso Chihuahuas at Southwest University Park. Between those, the team will take on the Athletics, White Sox, Indians, Cubs, Giants, Rockies, Reds, and Rangers. Noticeably absent from the schedule are the division rival Dodgers and Diamondbacks, along with the hated interleague rival/Peoria Sports Complex roommate Mariners.
Dick Enberg and Mark Grant are expected to call half of the games, with newcomer Don Orsillo joining Mark Sweeney on the other five telecasts. Both crews will be joined by new sideline reporter Julie Alexandria, as they all get in fighting shape for April 4's Opening Day broadcast.