The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that FOX Sports Arizona, the exclusive home of D-backs baseball, will televise all of their 150 regular-season games in 2012 again in High Definition. A trio of Spring Training games will also be carried on FOX Sports Arizona on March 13 (vs. L.A. Angels), March 27 (vs. Colorado) and April 4 (vs. Milwaukee).
Daron Sutton returns for his sixth season as play-by-play announcer on the majority of D-backs telecasts on FOX Sports Arizona, with Greg Schulte filling in on select games. Mark Grace will return for the eighth year as an analyst, with Hall of Fame announcer Joe Garagiola Sr., Luis Gonzalez and Tom Candiotti stepping in as an analyst on select games.
FOX Sports Arizona launches its 15th season of televising D-backs baseball with a special one-hour pre-game show starting at 3 p.m. on April 6, prior to the Opening Day game against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field.
FOX Sports Arizona will air its Miller Lite "Diamondbacks Live" pre-game show before telecasts from the site of the game. Diamondbacks Live, presented by CenturyLink will air post-game after each D-backs game this year as well. FOX Sports Arizona's pre- and post-game shows will air live from Chase Field's Miller Lite Diamond Club for home-game telecasts.
For the second consecutive season, FOX Sports Arizona will air its "D-backs Snapshot" series. Profiles will allow fans to get to know their favorite players even better. There are six episodes planned for 2012, including Ryan Roberts, Daniel Hudson, Trevor Cahill, Jason Kubel, Willie Bloomquist and Paul Goldschmidt. In addition, the “Diamondbacks 10th inning” will return in 2012, as the monthly magazine show gives viewers an up-close view of the D-backs’ organization, its players and its fans.
Coming off an NL West Division Championship in 2011, the D-backs have already been selected to appear six times on FOX in their regionally or nationally televised Saturday games. Those dates include April 7 (vs. San Francisco), May 5 (at New York Mets), May 19 (at Kansas City), June 2 (at San Diego), June 30 (at Milwaukee) and July 14 (at Chicago Cubs).
The complete television broadcast schedule can be found at dbacks.com/broadcast.