The pandemic may still be affecting Arizona and Major League Baseball, certainly having ramifications on Spring Training, but the White Sox on Monday released a standard, even progressive, Cactus League broadcast schedule.
With a nod to the pandemic, no road games will be broadcasted by the White Sox partners, but every game at Camelback Ranch (including the White Sox “road” game against the Dodgers on March 8) will be broadcast in some form.
All games listed above as streaming on whitesox.com will also be streamed on the White Sox YouTube and Facebook sites.
The March 15 game hosting the Cubs will be streamed at whitesox.com and broadcast on ESPN-1000.
Here’s the full/copyedited White Sox release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday February 15, 2021
WHITE SOX ANNOUNCE 2021 SPRING TRAINING BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Spring Training Games to be Featured on NBC Sports Chicago, ESPN 1000 and Whitesox.com
CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox, NBC Sports Chicago and ESPN 1000 have announced the team’s 2021 Spring Training television, radio and webcast schedule.
The White Sox will have six Cactus League games televised from Arizona on NBC Sports Chicago, the exclusive television home of White Sox baseball, with nine additional webcasts streamed on whitesox.com.
The first televised spring training game is the Cactus League opener on Sunday, February 28 at 2:05 p.m. CST, when the White Sox take on the Milwaukee Brewers at Camelback Ranch. NBC Sports Chicago also will televise the games on Tuesday, March 2 vs. Texas (3:05 p.m. CT), Saturday, March 13 vs. the Angels (2:05 p.m.), Wednesday, March 17 vs. the Dodgers (3:05 p.m.), Wednesday, March 24 vs. Oakland (3:05 p.m.) and Sunday, March 28 vs. the Diamondbacks (3:05 p.m.).
NBC Sports Chicago also will provide a livestream of its White Sox Spring Training telecasts to authenticated subscribers via the “MyTeams by NBC Sports” app and at NBCSportsChicago.com.
New in 2021, all webcasts will be available on the White Sox official Facebook page and YouTube channel, in addition to whitesox.com. The first Spring Training livestream occurs Friday, March 5 at 2:05 p.m. CT when the White Sox take on the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch. The White Sox also will stream the game on Monday, March 15 vs. the Chicago Cubs (3:05 p.m. CT).
ESPN 1000, which last carried White Sox games in 2005 when the club captured the city’s first World Series title in 88 years, will air the first of its 10 games with the White Sox spring opener on Sunday, February 28 vs. the Brewers. Among its other broadcasts are the White Sox vs. Cubs matchup on Monday, March 15 at Camelback Ranch.
Additional information regarding spring training broadcasts and tickets at CR-G can be found at whitesox.com/spring.