FOX SPORTS SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES PADRES 2016 TELEVISION SCHEDULE
Live Coverage to Include 158 Regular Season Games and Padres Live Pregame and Postgame Shows
San Diego — FOX Sports San Diego (FSSD) and the San Diego Padres today announced a 158-game television schedule* for the 2016 season. Each regular season game on FSSD will be accompanied by Padres Live pregame and/or postgame shows. In addition, FOX Sports San Diego plans to produce 150 Padres games live in Spanish.
*The remaining four San Diego Padres games will be elevated nationally on the FOX broadcast network and FS1 (listed below). Schedule subject to change.
Padres at Reds
Yankees at Padres
Padres at Dodgers
Diamondbacks at Padres
FOX Sports San Diego’s Emmy award-winning Padres game coverage begins Monday, April 4, with the season opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Live coverage begins at 2:00 PM PST with Padres Social Hour followed by an hour long Padres Live pregame show (3:00 PM PST) leading into the game. Opening Day concludes with a half-hour Padres Live postgame show.
A special one-hour Padres Season Preview show will debut at 10:00 PM PST on Thursday, March 17th following the San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants Spring Training game.
"We’re eagerly anticipating baseball in San Diego, and Padres on FOX Sports San Diego," said Henry Ford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports San Diego. "I know everyone is looking forward to the All Star Game, key NL West rivalries, and hosting both the Yankees and Red Sox. Stay tuned for exciting programming around All-Star Week in San Diego!"
2015 Ford C. Frick Award winner and Hall of Fame broadcaster, Dick Enberg, enters into his final season as the voice of the San Diego Padres. He will be joined in the broadcast booth once again by former Padres starting pitcher, Mark Grant. New this season, Julie Alexandria will assume the role of Padres sideline reporter and former Red Sox play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo will join the broadcast team as backup for the Hall of Famer. Enberg is scheduled to announce roughly 100 of this season’s games with Orsillo covering the remainder. Orsillo, who will assume the role of primary television play-by-play broadcaster in 2017, will make his regular season debut during the Diamondbacks series starting Friday, April 15. Padres Live host Mike Pomeranz and Padres Live analyst Mark Sweeney will return to provide pre-and postgame coverage. Returning this season, MLB veteran Steve Finley and former Padres starter, Clay Hensley will assume the occasional role of analyst for Padres Live pre-and postgame shows. In addition, Michelle Margaux will serve as host of Padres POV, FSSD’s weekly behind-the-scenes show airing Friday’s throughout the season, and fill in sideline reporter.
FOX Sports San Diego will produce 150 San Diego Padres games live in Spanish, more than ever before. Returning to the booth for FOX Deportes San Diego will be long-time Spanish-language voice of the Padres Eduardo Ortega and former Padres catcher Carlos Hernandez.
The 2016 schedule will include nearly all Padres home games, beginning with Opening Day on April 4, as well as various Padres road games. Spanish telecasts will be available on FOX Deportes San Diego throughout San Diego on Cox and Time Warner Cable. Games will also be available in Las Vegas on Cox.