One month from today, February 27, the Cubs will begin their 2014 spring-training schedule as they host the Arizona Diamondbacks. The good news for you is that you can follow along just about every day either on TV, WGN radio or on cubs.com. Overall, a Cubs game will be available every game day of the spring schedule via one or more broadcast mediums, and 33 of the 36 games will be brodacst in some form.
There will be 10 televised games -- by far the most of any spring season (four by WGN and six by Comcast SportsNet), an increase from the six televised last season.
For radio, there will be eight games on the WGN Cubs radio network and 23 via internet radio broadcast on cubs.com.
WGN-TV will broadcast Chicago’s first game from its new spring training home, Cubs Park, on Thursday, February 27 against Arizona. WGN Radio will have its first broadcast the next day on February 28 at the Angels that will feature the debut of new commentator Ron Coomer. Comcast SportsNet’s first game will be Sunday, March 16 vs. Cleveland. The complete schedule is below. As has been the case for the last couple of seasons, Len Kasper and Mick Gillispie will handle the internet broadcasts. All games are at 2:05 CST until March 9, when Daylight Saving time begins. Then all games are at 3:05 CDT. Exceptions are noted below.
Thursday, 2/27 vs. Diamondbacks: WGN-TV, cubs.com Friday, 2/28 vs. Angels: WGN radio Saturday, 3/1 vs. Giants: cubs.com Saturday, 3/1 vs. Diamondbacks (8:10): cubs.com Sunday, 3/2 vs. Royals: WGN radio Monday, 3/3 vs. Brewers: WGN radio Tuesday, 3/4 vs. Athletics: cubs.com Wednesday, 3/5 vs. Rockies: cubs.com Thursday, 3/6 vs. Indians: cubs.com Friday, 3/7 vs. Indians: cubs.com Saturday, 3/8 vs. Reds: cubs.com Sunday, 3/9 vs. Brewers: cubs.com Monday, 3/10 vs. Giants: cubs.com Tuesday, 3/11 vs. Rockies: cubs.com Wednesday, 3/12 vs. Mariners (9:05): cubs.com Thursday, 3/13: off day Friday, 3/14 vs. Dodgers: cubs.com Saturday, 3/15 vs. Royals: WGN radio Saturday, 3/15 vs. Mets at Las Vegas: WGN-TV Sunday, 3/16 vs. Indians: CSN Chicago, cubs.com Monday, 3/17 vs. Angels: CSN Chicago, cubs.com Tuesday, 3/18 vs. Rangers (9:05): cubs.com Wednesday, 3/19 vs. Rockies (8:40): cubs.com Thursday, 3/20 vs. Mariners: CSN Chicago, cubs.com Friday, 3/21 vs. White Sox: cubs.com Saturday, 3/22 vs. Reds: WGN-TV, WGN radio Sunday, 3/23 vs. Athletics: WGN-TV, cubs.com Monday, 3/24 vs. Padres (9:05): WGN radio Tuesday, 3/25 vs. Angels: CSN Chicago, cubs.com Wednesday, 3/26 vs. Diamondbacks: cubs.com Thursday, 3/27 vs. White Sox (2:05): WGN radio Friday, 3/28 vs. D'backs (8:40, Chase Field): CSN Chicago, cubs.com Saturday, 3/29 vs. D'backs (3:10, Chase Field): CSN Chicago, WGN radio
Some more games might become available on television at a later time through MLB Network or ESPN. I'll post those here if and when they become available.