SNY, the official television home of the New York Mets, New York Jets and all things New York sports, today announced its comprehensive spring training schedule for the New York Mets featuring more than 100 hours of exclusive Mets programming, plus complete daily coverage of the team on SNY.tv. Citi will be the presenting sponsor of SNY's spring training coverage.
Live Mets baseball returns to SNY Saturday, February 25th at 1:05 p.m. as the network's Emmy Award-winning broadcast team of Ron Darling, Keith Hernandez, Gary Cohen and field reporter Steve Gelbs call all the action for its 2017 spring training broadcast opener versus the Washington Nationals. Coverage begins LIVE from Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie with Mets Pre-Game at 12:30 p.m. Host Gary Apple will be joined by network analyst Nelson Figueroa and contributors Gary, Keith and Ron as they preview the upcoming season and set up the day's spring training action. The broadcast is the first of 15 live Mets games to be produced by SNY during spring training. The full schedule is listed below.
SNY studio programming will again lead the way beginning in February with extensive daily coverage of the Mets in Port St. Lucie. It all gets started each day at 5:00 p.m. with the network's half-hour news and entertainment shows Daily News Live and Loud Mouths. At 6:00 p.m., SNY's popular offseason programs Mets Hot Stove (Monday and Thursday) and Baseball Night in New York (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) provide the latest news and rumors for the team as it gears up for the spring season. Mets Hot Stove will be LIVE from Tradition Field at Port St. Lucie Monday, February 20th through Wednesday, February 22nd and will culminate with its final broadcast as part of SNY's annual LIVE one-hour show from Duffy's Sports Grill Thursday, February 23rd.
Mets Talk Live is back starting Monday, February 20th at 6:30 p.m., and moves to the 6:00 p.m. timeslot on Friday, February 24th, where it will air Monday to Friday throughout Mets spring training. The daily program will gather team insiders together in-studio to tackle recent club news and to recap the latest Mets performances featuring exclusive post-game sound and highlights. The program will also answer fans' burning questions submitted via social media and video message. The day's Mets coverage concludes with the network's flagship nightly news program GEICO SportsNite from 10:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
The network's website - www.sny.tv - will provide the most comprehensive, exclusive online coverage of the Mets, as Metsblog.com, the premier Mets news source on the web, relocates its operation to Port St. Lucie for wall-to-wall spring training coverage. Some of the unique web enhancements that SNY.tv and Metsblog.com will feature throughout spring training include:
- Daily live video of morning workouts and mid-day reports from Steve Gelbs, Matt Cerrone and
- special guests streamed on Facebook Live via SNY's Facebook page.
- Exclusive one-on-one interviews with players and coaches.
- Daily, in-depth video diaries and photo-blogs recapping the day's activities.
- Live chats from the team complex discussing that day's happenings