Mariners Japan TV & Radio Schedule

A lot of people have been asking, so here are some specifics on the schedule in Japan and how you can follow the Mariners four games in Japan. MLB.com will also provide live statistical updates for each game, including the exhibitions, via their Gameday feature.

Here is the media schedule for the games in Japan:

710 ESPN SEATTLE (radio coverage)

March 24 (PT)-25 (Japan) Mariners exhibition game vs. Hanshin Tigers

  • LIVE GAME BROADCAST: Short pregame at 7:55 pm PT, with first pitch at 8:06 pm PT (March 24)

March 28 Mariners vs. A’s (Season Opener)

  • LIVE PREGAME SHOW: 2:00 am
  • LIVE GAME BROADCAST: first pitch at 3:04 am
  • GAME REPLAY: immediately after the live broadcast, the game will be replayed in its entirety
  • POSTGAME: after the replay, the Brock and Salk Show will serve as a de facto postgame show

March 29 Mariners vs. A’s

  • LIVE PREGAME SHOW: 1:00 am
  • LIVE GAME BROADCAST: first pitch at 2:04 am
  • GAME REPLAY: immediately after the live broadcast, the game will be replayed in its entirety
  • POSTGAME: after the replay, the Brock and Salk Show will serve as a de facto postgame show

The Mariners game on March 26 vs. Yomiuri will not be broadcast on radio.

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ROOT SPORTS (TV coverage)

March 28 Mariners vs. A’s (Season Opener)

  • ALL-ACCESS: MARINERS IN JAPAN: 2:30 am
  • LIVE GAME BROADCAST: air time 3:00 am, first pitch at 3:04 am
  • GAME REPLAY: 7:30 pm
  • ALL-ACCESS: MARINERS IN JAPAN: 10:30 pm

March 29 Mariners vs. A’s

  • ALL-ACCESS: MARINERS IN JAPAN: 1:30 am
  • LIVE GAME BROADCAST: air time 2:00 am, first pitch at 2:04 am
  • ALL-ACCESS: MARINERS IN JAPAN: 7:00 pm
  • GAME REPLAY: 7:30 pm
  • ALL-ACCESS: MARINERS IN JAPAN: 10:30 pm

ALL-ACCESS: MARINERS IN JAPAN shows will also air:

  • March 25 at 6:00 pm and 10:30 pm
  • March 26 at 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm (prior to and following Mariners Monday)
  • March 27 at 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm
  • March 30 at 7:00 pm
  • March 31 at 6:30 pm

The two exhibition games in Japan will not be televised by ROOT SPORTS.

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MLB NETWORK (TV coverage)

MLB Network will televise both contests vs. the A’s on tape delay, with the first game airing on Wednesday, March 28 at 9:00 a.m. ET/6:00 a.m. PT and the second game on Thursday, March 29 at 9:00 a.m. ET/6:00 a.m. PT. In addition, each game will re-air the same day at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.  MLB Network will televise ROOT Sports’ feed of both games, which will be available on MLB Network in the Athletics home television territory.  The games will be blacked out on MLB Network in the Mariners home television territory.

- JE

18 Comments

Did we ever hear why the exhibition games weren’t being televised? Or at least taped for later broadcast?

To be honest, this was just the information we were given by MLB and there was no indication as to why they were not broadcast on TV. Sorry this is a disappointment, as we would all love to watch the games.

My guess is that MLB couldn’t profit off of broadcasting the exhibition games. Since that’s the only thing they care about (money) they chose not to broadcast them.

So the whole point of these trips is to promote interest and exposure of US baseball in Japan, and Japanese baseball in the US, but we can’t see US vs Japanese teams? Way to go MLB.

@marinersblog is it known if a Japanese media source might be televising it?

Unfortunately, I don’t have any information on that. I’ll dig and try to find something online once things get going at 8 p.m. PT.

Both exhibition games with the M’s will be on TV in Japan, not sure about A’s games, but I imagine they would also be on. The games will be on JapanTV(NipponTerebi). In Tokyo area that would be channel 4.

I wanna tell the mariner that the coverage of its baseball team is horrid. Kiro delaying radio broadcast. Root sports is a joke. U guys accomplished wat u want. I bought the mlb package. Wat minor league coverage u giveof a professional baseball team. This is why boston new york and all the other teams r more desireable. Sometimes I wish I was a yankees fan. I would get better coverage.

well there’s a heck of a lot more M’s baseball on TV than there was back in the day. The rare only radio games from this point forward are okay with me.

Yes, the Mariners are right up there with the Major League leaders in terms of games on TV. It is unfortunate these exhibition games in Japan are not on TV, but all but two (yes, only 2) games during the 162-game regular season are not scheduled to be on TV (7/28 & 9/29). Thanks for following the blog and for supporting the Mariners!

Both exhibition games with the M’s will be on TV in Japan, not sure about A’s games, but I imagine they would also be on. The games will be on JapanTV(NipponTelebi).

In Tokyo area that would be Channel 4, Nippon Terebi (JapanTV). Sorry, I called it NipponTelebi…..it’s Terebi…..

Sorry, one final correction….
Tokyo area Channel 4, NihonTerebi……

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Are the regular season games broadcast anywhere here in the US live? Or just on MLB Network on tape delay?

they are live in the Mariners broadcast territory on ROOT Sports and online on MLB.tv (subscription required).

So, in order to watch the first games of the season you have to pay for a subscription? Another great example of how unintouch the folks running “America’s Pastime” are. I’m going old school this year and will read the box scores all season, or until they start charging for those too.

If you live in the Northwest and have ROOT Sports, the game will be live. MLB Network will air the game tape-delayed. Online, yes, there is a subscription for all MLB games that run on the internet or via your electronic device. MLB At-Bat is an amazing program!

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