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Friday, March 17, 2017

Cardinals to Broadcast 8 Games in Spanish in 2017 After Successful Test Run

Posted By on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 6:36 AM

click to enlarge La Ke Buena DJs Tiburon (left) and Rubén Pérez (center) meet Fredbird  in 2016 on the infield at Busch Stadium. - PHOTO BY STEVE TRUESDELL
  • PHOTO BY STEVE TRUESDELL
  • La Ke Buena DJs Tiburon (left) and Rubén Pérez (center) meet Fredbird in 2016 on the infield at Busch Stadium.
The St. Louis Cardinals are going to be the Cardenales a little more often this season.

After a test run last year, the team has announced that eight of its games in 2017 will be broadcast in Spanish. And just like last time, veteran play-by-play man Polo Ascencio will be joined by former big leaguer Bengie Molina, the older brother of Cards favorite Yadier Molina, in the broadcast booth.



The Riverfront Times tagged along with La Ke Buena last September for a cover story on the inaugural broadcasts. The Spanish-language internet radio station will produce the broadcasts again this season with the team.

La Ke Buena owner Brenda Garcia says they received "tremendous feedback" last season, and they're looking forward to broadcasting more games.

The broadcasts will stream live via cardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile app.  The eight games are scheduled for opening day on April 2, April 4 and 9, May 2-3 and May 29-31.

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