Network to televise 150 regular season games; six Spring Training games; debut new show
DENVER – The Colorado Rockies and ROOT SPORTS™ announced today the network’s 2016 Colorado Rockies telecast schedule. The network will air 150 Rockies regular season games and six Spring Training games. Coverage begins March 14 with a match up between the Rockies and Mariners in Peoria, Arizona.
ROOT SPORTS’ regular season coverage begins with the season-opener on Monday, April 4, featuring a special one-hour pregame show in Arizona before the Rockies face the Diamondbacks. First pitch is at 7:40 p.m. MT. The Rockies will open at Coors Field against the Padres on Friday, April 8, with pregame coverage beginning at 1 p.m. MT.
“We look forward to another great year with our longtime partner ROOT SPORTS,” said Rockies Chief Operating Officer Greg Feasel. “Their on-air personalities and production personnel are excellent collaborators with our organization and the quality of their production, from game coverage to special programming, represents Colorado Rockies Baseball in the best way possible to fans throughout the Rocky Mountain region.”
“The Rockies are full of young and exciting talent, including some of the top prospects in baseball,” said ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain General Manager David Woodman. “With a large fan base that extends beyond the state of Colorado, we are pleased that we can bring Rockies baseball to fans throughout the Rocky Mountain region.”
ROOT SPORTS will also debut a new show for 2016. The Club/Colorado Rockies, premieres on April 2 at 4 p.m. following the Rockies’ spring training game against the Mariners. The 30-minute weekly show will offer fans a behind-the-scenes view of the players and front office, in addition to covering milestones of the week and the stories behind them. Many ROOT SPORTS on-air personalities will take part in the show as well. The Club/Colorado Rockies will air Sundays after the Toyota Postgame Show throughout the season.
Rockies Double Play, which provides all the highlights from the previous game in just 30 minutes, will return for the 2016 season and airs 30 minutes prior to each Rockies Pregame Report.
ROOT SPORTS is pleased to bring back many familiar faces to Rockies telecasts in 2016. Drew Goodman, 12-time Colorado Sportscaster of the Year, enters his 15th season as play-by-play announcer for the games. Jeff Huson and former Rockie Ryan Spilborghs will split time in the booth serving as game analyst. Jenny Cavnar and Marc Stout return to host the Rockies Pregame Report and Toyota Postgame Show, as well as share sideline reporting duties. Spilborghs, Huson, and former Rockies outfielder Cory Sullivan will also provide analysis on the Rockies Pregame Report and the Toyota Postgame Show throughout the season.