Colorado Rockies and ROOT SPORTS announce 2017 telecast schedule
The Colorado Rockies and ROOT SPORTS™ announced today the network's 2017 Colorado Rockies telecast schedule. The network will air 150 Rockies regular season games and six Spring Training games.
ROOT SPORTS' Spring Training coverage begins Monday, March 20 with a matchup against the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs at Salt River Fields. Regular season coverage begins on Opening Day when the Rockies travel to Milwaukee to face the Brewers on Monday, April 3. Pregame coverage on Opening Day will begin at 11:00 a.m. MDT followed by first pitch at 12:10 p.m. MDT.
"ROOT SPORTS has been a great partner and we're proud to be entering another Rockies season with them," said Rockies Chief Operating Officer Greg Feasel. "The high quality work their production team and on-air personalities put forth is impressive, and they have proven to be great collaborators with our organization over the years. We look forward to another year of professional game coverage and in-depth special programming to entertain Rockies fans throughout the Rocky Mountain Region."
The Club/Colorado Rockies, a 30-minute weekly show which debuted in 2016, will return for the 2017 season. The 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. 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 also return for the 2017 season and airs 30 minutes prior to each Rockies Pregame Report.
ROOT SPORTS will bring back many familiar faces to Rockies telecasts in 2017. Drew Goodman, 12-time Colorado Sportscaster of the Year, enters his 15th season as the Rockies play-by-play announcer. Jeff Huson and former Rockies player Ryan Spilborghs will once again split time in the booth beside Goodman. Jenny Cavnar and Marc Stout return to host the Rockies Pregame Report and Toyota Postgame Show, as well as share on-field reporting duties. Spilborghs, Huson and former Rockies outfielder Cory Sullivan will also provide analysis on the Rockies Pregame Report and the Toyota Postgame Show through the season.