PHOENIX - Whenever FOX Sports Arizona provides marathon coverage of the Arizona Diamondbacks, it is billed as "All Day With The D-backs." This Saturday, when they open the 2014 Major League Baseball season in Australia versus the Los Angeles Dodgers, fans can plan to spend "All G'day With The D-backs."
FOX Sports Arizona will take fans Down Under with an exclusive television schedule designed around the Opening Series in Sydney, highlighted by coverage of two games on the same day versus the rival Dodgers. This programming lineup will kick off on Saturday at 1 a.m. when coverage of game one from the Sydney Cricket Grounds begins. The entire pre-game ceremony will air prior to first pitch with Steve Berthiaume, Bob Brenly and Jody Jackson all there to bring the game back home to the Arizona and New Mexico viewing audience.
"All G'day With The D-backs" will pick up at 9 a.m. with 13 ½ consecutive hours of programming devoted entirely to the D-backs, which includes a replay of game one at 11 a.m. Prior to game two, FOX Sports Arizona's "Diamondbacks Live" pregame show hits the air from the Sydney Cricket Grounds at 6:30 pm.
Here is a look at what this schedule includes:
1:00AM - Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Game 1 (LIVE from Sydney)
9:00 - 11:00AM - D-Backs Cactus League Weekly 2014
11:00AM - 2:00PM - D-backs vs Dodgers Game 1 replay
2:00PM - Cup of Coffee with Steve Berthiaume featuring Ken Kendrick
2:30PM - D-Backs Cactus League Weekly 2014
3:00PM - Cup of Coffee with Steve Berthiaume featuring Paul Goldschmidt
3:30PM - Diamondbacks Fan Fest 2014
4:00PM - D-backs vs Dodgers Game 1 replay
6:00PM - D-Backs Cactus League Weekly 2014
6:30PM - Diamondbacks Live! Pre-game Show
7:00PM - Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Game 2 (LIVE from Sydney)
10:00PM - Diamondbacks Live! Post-game Show