The offseason is almost over. With Spring Training a little over a month away, ESPN and FOX released their national TV schedule for the 2024 season. FOX released the majority of their broadcasting slate, while ESPN released nine of their Sunday Night Baseball Games.
In the first slate of ESPN games released, the Orioles don't appear in any, which is a strange revelation given that the team was one of the best in all of baseball last season and appeared on a Sunday Night Baseball game for the first time since 2018 in July in what turned out to be a memorable win over the New York Yankees.
On the other side of the table, FOX appears to be more interested in broadcasting Orioles games. Some games will be regionally broadcasted as part of their Baseball night in America program, while some will also be broadcasted nationally.
The Orioles make their FOX debut on May 18 against the Seattle Mariners, with a first pitch of 4:05 Eastern. That game will be available nationally on FS1. The Orioles will play division rivals three times on FOX, squaring off against the Tampa Bay Rays twice and the New York Yankees once.
While FOX has yet to announce games from September 9 to 28, the Orioles last currently scheduled appearance on FOX is on August 22 against the Houston Astros in a regionalized broadcast, as the Philadelphia Phillies game against the Atlanta Braves will be on at the same time. Here are all eight scheduled FOX games for the Orioles:
- Saturday, May 18 vs Mariners (4:00 pm) FS1
- Monday, June 10 at Rays (6:30 pm) FS1
- Saturday, June 29 vs. Rangers (7:00 pm) FOX
- Saturday, July 13 vs Yankees (4:00 pm) FS1
- Saturday, July 27 vs. Padres (4:00 pm) FS1
- Saturday, August 3 at Guardians (7:00 pm) FOX
- Saturday, August 10 at Rays (7:00 pm) FOX
- Thursday, August 22 vs Astros (7:00 pm) FOX
Additionally, the game times for all 162 regular season games and spring training games were released by Major League Baseball. You can view the complete MLB schedule here.
Can you feel it in the air? It's almost baseball season. We're so close. I can't wait to watch Orioles baseball, what about you?