FSN Florida Announces 2005 Florida Marlins Telecast Schedule

Network to Televise 95 Regular Season Games Statewide

(SUNRISE, FL) – FSN Florida, the exclusive television rights holder for Florida Marlins baseball, today announced its 2005 regular season telecast schedule. (Complete Marlins’ regular season telecast schedule follows; an exclusive three game Spring Training schedule was previously announced).

FSN Florida’s regular season coverage begins on Opening Day, Tuesday, April 5 at 3:30 PM when the Florida Marlins host the Atlanta Braves at Dolphins Stadium. The complete 95-game regular season schedule will be the only Marlins games telecast throughout the entire state. FSN Florida is available throughout Florida on over 150 cable systems plus Direct TV and the Dish Network.

FSN Florida’s telecast schedule features 46 home and 49 away match-ups with highlights including 11 games against the Philadelphia Phillies, 10 games against Washington Nationals and 9 meetings with the New York Mets. Interleague match-ups include home games against the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers; with road games against the Anaheim Angels and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Tommy Hutton, who spent twelve years in the Major Leagues as a first baseman, returns to the FSN Florida broadcast booth in 2005 for his ninth season as the Marlins’ television analyst. An announcement on the new Marlins’ television play-by-play announcer to replace Len Kasper, who called the action for the past three seasons and was recently hired as the voice of the Chicago Cubs on WGN, is forthcoming. Craig Minervini is back for his fourth season as the in-game reporter and host of MARLINS ON DECK, the 30-minute pre-game show televised prior to each game telecast on FSN Florida. Minervini also hosts MARLINS WEEKLY, an in-depth weekly magazine show that airs every Saturday at 10:30 AM during the regular season.
FSN Florida will produce a total of 141 regular season Marlins games for FSN Florida and broadcast television during the 2005 season. Director Jim Holly returns for his eighth season with the team and his 17th directing live professional sports events. Brett Opdyke, who has been with FSN Florida for seven years in the capacity of production manager and producer/director for select college events comes back for a third season as the game coverage producer. FSN Florida’s Marlins coverage was nominated for three 2004 Emmy Awards for outstanding achievement producing a sports program-series and for reporting.

FSN Florida’s 2005 Marlins Telecast Schedule

Tue. 5-Apr v. Atlanta 4:00p
Wed. 6-Apr v. Atlanta 7:00p
Thu. 7-Apr v. Atlanta 7:00p
Sat. 9-Apr v. Washington 6:00p
Sun. 10-Apr v. Washington 1:00p
Mon. 11-Apr v. Philadelphia 7:00p
Tue. 12-Apr v. Philadelphia 7:00p
Wed. 13-Apr v. Philadelphia 1:00p
Fri. 15-Apr at NY Mets 7:00p
Sat. 16-Apr at NY Mets 1:00p
Tue. 19-Apr at Washington 7:00p
Thu. 21-Apr v. NY Mets 7:00p
Sat. 23-Apr v. Cincinnati 1:00p
Sun. 24-Apr v. Cincinnati 1:00p
Tue. 26-Apr at Colorado 8:30p
Thu. 28-Apr at Colorado 3:00p
Fri. 29-Apr at Philadelphia 7:00p
Sat. 30-Apr at Philadelphia 7:00p
Wed. 4-May at Atlanta 1:00p
Fri. 6-May v. Colorado 7:30p
Mon. 9-May v. Houston 7:00p
Wed. 11-May v. Houston 7:00p
Sat. 14-May at San Diego 10:00p
Mon. 16-May at Los Angeles 10:00p
Tue. 17-May at Los Angeles 10:00p
Wed. 18-May at Los Angeles 3:00p
Sun. 22-May v. Tampa Bay 1:00p
Mon. 23-May v. Philadelphia 7:00p
Tue. 24-May v. Philadelphia 7:00p
Thu. 26-May v. NY Mets 7:00p
Fri. 27-May v. NY Mets 7:30p
Mon. 30-May at Pittsburgh 1:30p
Wed. 1-Jun at Pittsburgh 7:00p
Thu. 2-Jun at Pittsburgh 7:00p
Sun. 5-Jun at Washington 1:00p
Tue. 7-Jun v. Seattle 7:00p
Thu. 9-Jun v. Seattle 7:00p
Fri. 10-Jun v. Texas 7:30p
Sun. 12-Jun v. Texas 1:00p
Mon. 13-Jun at Chicago Cubs 8:00p
Tue. 14-Jun at Chicago Cubs 8:00p
Wed. 15-Jun at Chicago Cubs 2:00p
Fri. 17-Jun at Anaheim 10:00p
Wed. 22-Jun at Atlanta 7:00p
Thu. 23-Jun at Atlanta 7:30p
Tue. 28-Jun v. Atlanta 7:00p
Wed. 29-Jun v. Atlanta 7:00p
Thu. 30-Jun v. Atlanta 7:00p
Sun. 3-Jul at NY Mets 1:00p
Tue. 5-Jul v. Milwaukee 7:00p
Thu. 7-Jul v. Milwaukee 1:00p
Sat. 9-Jul v. Chicago Cubs 6:00p
Sun. 10-Jul v. Chicago Cubs 1:00p
Thu. 14-Jul at Philadelphia 7:00p
Sat. 16-Jul at Philadelphia 7:00p
Tue. 19-Jul at Arizona 9:30p
Wed. 20-Jul at Arizona 9:30p
Fri. 22-Jul at San Francisco 10:00p
Sat. 23-Jul at San Francisco 10:00p
Sun. 24-Jul at San Francisco 4:00p
Tue. 26-Jul v. Pittsburgh 7:00p
Fri. 29-Jul v. Washington 7:30p
Mon. 1-Aug at St. Louis 8:00p
Tue. 2-Aug at St. Louis 8:00p
Thu. 4-Aug at St. Louis 8:00p
Fri. 5-Aug at Cincinnati 7:00p
Sat. 6-Aug at Cincinnati 7:00p
Tue. 9-Aug v. Arizona 7:00p
Wed. 10-Aug v. Arizona 7:00p
Fri. 12-Aug v. San Francisco 7:30p
Tue. 16-Aug v. San Diego 7:00p
Thu. 18-Aug v. San Diego 7:00p
Fri. 19-Aug v. Los Angeles 7:30p
Mon. 22-Aug v. Los Angeles 1:00p
Tue. 23-Aug at Milwaukee 8:00p
Fri. 26-Aug at Chicago Cubs 2:00p
Sun. 28-Aug at Chicago Cubs 2:00p
Tue. 30-Aug v. St. Louis 7:00p
Fri. 2-Sep v. NY Mets 7:30p
Mon. 5-Sep at Washington 1:00p
Tue. 6-Sep at Washington 7:00p
Thu. 8-Sep at Washington 7:00p
Fri. 9-Sep at Philadelphia 7:00p
Sun. 11-Sep at Philadelphia 1:30p
Mon. 12-Sep at Houston 8:00p
Thu. 15-Sep at Houston 8:00p
Tue. 20-Sep at NY Mets 7:00p
Thu. 22-Sep at NY Mets 7:00p
Fri. 23-Sep at Atlanta 7:30p
Sat. 24-Sep at Atlanta 7:00p
Mon. 26-Sep v. Washington 7:00p
Tue. 27-Sep v. Washington 7:00p
Wed. 28-Sep v. Washington 7:00p
Sat. 1-Oct v. Atlanta 6:00p
Sun. 2-Oct v. Atlanta 1:00p

FSN Florida reaches over 5 million households in Florida. FSN Florida’s programming includes Major League Baseball’s Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers, the University of Miami, The Best Damn Sports Show Period and The Sports List. FSN Florida is managed by Rainbow Sports Networks.

Rainbow Sports Networks is a division of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Fox Sports Net reaches more than 82.2 million households nationwide and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC and Fox Entertainment Group. Rainbow Sports Networks incorporates Rainbow’s 50% ownership in Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation’s largest markets: Chicago, San Francisco, New England, Ohio and Florida.

Press Contacts

  • Diana Hanford
    FSN Florida, Communications Manager
    (954) 514-2639