The Atlanta Braves start their spring training schedule on Saturday with a match-up against the Boston Red Sox at 1:05 PM EST. Early word, at least for the moment, is that Kolby Allard will get the start on Saturday and after that is very much TBD. The question that many fans are going to be asking is "how can I watch Braves spring training games?"
The short answer is that you won't be able to watch all of them unless you head down to Florida yourself (and I do hear that that pilgrimage is a ton of fun if you are able and willing). There will be seven spring training games that will have Braves TV broadcasts. The games and dates are below.
As you may notice, there is no TV broadcast for the first spring training game and that makes us sad. You will be able to listen to games on the radio, though, and there is an expanded slate of games that are going to be streamed online at MLB.tv. For a full breakdown of what games are going to be streamed (as well as just the full schedule in general including radio options), our friends over at Battery Power have you covered right here.
The seven Braves spring training broadcasts will be split up between Bally Sports and Bally Sports Southeast and should be our first chance to hear the Braves' new play-by-play broadcaster Brandon Gaudin do his thing on the broadcast.
It would definitely be better if more spring training games were readily available to folks especially if streaming them isn't an option to you, but there are a number of factors in play here. One, viewership of spring training games isn't the greatest to begin with. Second, while some teams are going to have more spring training games shown on TV, we suspect that Bally Sports impending bankruptcy has made pitches to broadcast more games a bit problematic.