FRISCO, TEXAS (MARCH 12, 2013) - Fans across the Metroplex will be able to watch more televised broadcasts of Frisco RoughRiders baseball than ever this season as 20 home games will be aired live on KTXD-TV. Six of Frisco's seven Texas League opponents will be featured on telecasts, beginning on Saturday, April 13 with the Arkansas Travelers.
Jason Cole of LoneStarDugout.com, the go-to source for Rangers minor league prospect information, will return as the primary analyst for RoughRiders television broadcasts this season. Cole, who also contributes to Baseball Prospectus, will once again be joined by "Voice of the RoughRiders" Alex Vispoli for the play-by-play call of the games.
"We are very excited to begin this partnership with KTXD and allow RoughRiders fans living all across the Metroplex the opportunity to watch so many of our games," RoughRiders president Scott Sonju said. "This is one of the most comprehensive television packages in all of Minor League Baseball and we look forward to continue showcasing the talent of the Rangers' farm system on television locally."
KTXD is available throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area on AT&T (channel 47), Charter (channel 22), Direct TV (channel 47), Dish Network (channel 47), Time Warner Cable (channel 24) and Verizon (channel 18).
RoughRiders' 2013 Television Schedule:
- 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
The RoughRiders kick off the 2013 season with an exhibition game on Tuesday, April 2 against the Triple-A Round Rock Express at Dr Pepper Ballpark. The regular season begins on Thursday, April 4 when Frisco visits the Arkansas Travelers. The 'Riders begin their home schedule on Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. when the Travelers come to Dr Pepper Ballpark. For information on tickets to see the RoughRiders in 2013, please call (972) 731-9200, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ridersbaseball.com.