April 26th, 2013

Coming back to Frisco: ‘Riders on TV!

Happy Television Day! The RoughRiders begin their new relationship with television partner KTXD tonight, one that brings you the first of nineteen games this season and three this weekend over the DFW airwaves. If you didn’t know the ‘Riders moved to KTXD this season or want to see the complete story, we wrote about it last month.

Some of the highlights from Alex’s post:

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.

The first television game airs at 7:00 pm Friday night with the Voice of the RoughRiders, Alex Vispoli, and Jason Cole on the mic, on camera. Should be fun. Nathan Barnett will handle the radio broadcast for the weekend, and the subsequent games when Alex is busy looking pretty on TV. The ‘Riders will be on KTXD Saturday night (7 pm) and Sunday afternoon as well (4 pm).

As far as the baseball goes…

A crowded South Division greets the RoughRiders on their arrival back to Dr Pepper Ballpark on Friday. The eight game home stand pits the RoughRiders against their two most recent opponents, the Corpus Christi Hooks and the San Antonio Missions. The former comes in tied with the RoughRiders for second place in the Texas League at 11-9. Both teams trail Midland by one game. The RoughRiders split the first series with the Houston affiliate last week, two game a piece.

Here is a preview of the game information and promotional schedule for the next week:

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Don’t miss fireworks after both Friday games at Dr Pepper Ballpark this home stand.

Friday, April 26   |   7:00 p.m.   |   RoughRiders vs. Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston Astros)
TV: 
KTXD    Radio: RidersBaseball.com    Webstream: MiLB.tv 

Friday Night Post-game fireworks

Additional Promotions (click here and also here for more details):

  • Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Free ‘Riders Mini Bats Left Field, next to ‘Riders Team Store
  • RoughRiders Horse Race presented by Whataburger
  • Smashburger SMASH inning

Saturday, April 27   |   7:00 p.m.   |   RoughRiders vs. Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston Astros)
TV: 
KTXD    Radio: RidersBaseball.com    Webstream: MiLB.tv 

Additional Promotions (click here and also here for more details):

  • Uncle Julio’s $10 Gift Card Giveaway and Free Chicken Fajita Sampling – Pregame outside of Homeplate Gate
  • Constellation Wine Sampling – Inside Homeplate Gate
  • Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Free ‘Riders Mini Bats – Left Field, next to ‘Riders Team Store
  • Texas Back Institute Free ‘Riders Seat Cushions – Above Sect. 119 (while supplies last)
  • Budweiser Good Sport

Sunday, April 28   |   4:00 p.m.   |   RoughRiders vs. Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston Astros)
TV: 
KTXD    Radio: RidersBaseball.com    Webstream: MiLB.tv 

Additional Promotions (click here and also here for more details):

  • 97.5 KLAK Live Remote – Pregame outside of Homeplate Gate
  • Dairy Queen Triple Play
  • Kids Run the Bases
  • RoughRiders Horse Race presented by Whataburger

Monday, April 29   |   7:00 p.m.   |   RoughRiders vs. Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston Astros)
Radio: RidersBaseball.com    Webstream: MiLB.tv 

Tuesday, April 30   |   7:00 p.m.   |   RoughRiders vs. San Antonio Missions (San Diego Padres)
Radio: RidersBaseball.com    Webstream: MiLB.tv 

Wednesday, May 1  |   7:00 p.m.   |   RoughRiders vs. San Antonio Missions (San Diego Padres)
Radio: RidersBaseball.com    Webstream: MiLB.tv 

Dollar Hot Dog Night

Thursday,  May 2   |   7:00 p.m.   |   RoughRiders vs. San Antonio Missions (San Diego Padres)
Radio: RidersBaseball.com    Webstream: MiLB.tv 

$1 Dr Pepper Thursdays

Additional Promotions (click here and also here for more details):

  • Texas Back Institute Free ‘Riders Seat Cushions – Above Sect. 104 (while supplies last)
  • RoughRiders Horse Race presented by Whataburger

COLONY_Carrier_FREE_TUMBLER_RV_2nyv7gm5Friday,  May 3   |   7:00 p.m.   |   RoughRiders vs. San Antonio Missions (San Diego Padres)
TV: KTXD    
Radio: RidersBaseball.com    Webstream: MiLB.tv 

Friday Night Post-game fireworks

Additional Promotions (click here and also here for more details):

  • UnitedHealthCare Starting Lineup – Winning kids will get to take the field with the ‘Riders during the starting lineups
  • Free ‘Riders Tumbler, courtesy of Carrier & Colony Air Conditioning 
  • Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Free ‘Riders Mini Bats – Left Field, next to ‘Riders Team Store
  • Friday Night Fireworks presented by JCPenney
  • Smashburger SMASH inning

For information on tickets to see the RoughRiders in 2013, please call (972) 731-9200, email info@ridersbaseball.com or visit www.ridersbaseball.com.

- Nathan

Baseball term of the day: dabber – finesse pitcher

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