March 13th, 2013

More of a good thing

Your next-best option if you can't make it to Dr Pepper Ballpark this season.

Your next-best option if you can’t make it to Dr Pepper Ballpark this season.

In case you missed it yesterday, the ‘Riders announced that this season fans in the Metroplex will be able to watch 20 Frisco home games on television, up from ten games in 2012.  You can watch the games on KTXD-TV, the Addison-based station that airs local Texas news and Me-TV programming.  This is great news for ‘Riders fans because basically, if you have a TV and live in North Texas, you’ll be able to watch those games.

According to KTXD’s website, here’s how to find the station based on the different cable providers:

  • AT&T: Channel 47
  • Charter: Channel 22
  • Direct TV: Channel 47
  • DISH: Channel 47 & 8414
  • Grande: Channel 99
  • Time Warner: Channel 24 & 428
  • Verizon: Channels 18 & 518

For most of the games, I’ll be joined on the broadcast by my good friend Jason Cole of Lone Star Dugout and Baseball Prospectus.  Jason does a terrific job covering the entire Rangers farm system from top to bottom and knows the personnel better than anyone outside of Texas’ own front office.  He takes scouting trips to see all of the affiliates play during the season, even the lowest level stateside team out in the Arizona League, so very little escapes him when it comes to prospect (and non-prospect) knowledge.  Arguably, Jason’s greatest quality is the restraint he shows in not smacking me around after I make a terribly corny joke on the air.  We’ll be testing those limits with 20 TV games this year.

Here’s the full list of RoughRiders broadcasts in 2013:

  • Saturday, April 13 (7 p.m.) vs. Arkansas Travelers
  • Friday, April 26 (7 p.m.) vs. Corpus Christi Hooks
  • Saturday, April 27 (7 p.m.) vs. Corpus Christi Hooks
  • Sunday, April 28 (4 p.m.) vs. Corpus Christi Hooks
  • Friday, May 3 (7 p.m.) vs. San Antonio Missions
  • Saturday, May 18 (7 p.m.) vs. San Antonio Missions
  • Sunday, May 19 (4 p.m.) vs. San Antonio Missions
  • Saturday, June 1 (7 p.m.) vs. Tulsa Drillers
  • Saturday, June 15 (7 p.m.) vs. Corpus Christi Hooks
  • Sunday, June 16 (4 p.m.) vs. Midland RockHounds
  • Friday, June 21 (7 p.m.) vs. Corpus Christi Hooks
  • Saturday, June 22 (7 p.m.) vs. Corpus Christi Hooks
  • Friday, July 5 (7 p.m.) vs. Arkansas Travelers
  • Saturday July 6 (7 p.m.) vs. Northwest Arkansas Naturals
  • Sunday, July 14 (6 p.m.) vs. San Antonio Missions
  • Friday, August 2 (7 p.m.) vs. San Antonio Missions
  • Saturday, August 3 (7 p.m.) vs. San Antonio Missions
  • Saturday, August 17 (7 p.m.) vs. Tulsa Drillers
  • Saturday, August 24 (7 p.m.) vs. Midland RockHounds
  • Friday, August 30 (7 p.m.) vs. Corpus Christi Hooks

- Alex

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