Fans can tune to Secondary Audio Program (SAP) on Bally Sports Midwest to hear Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina call home games
Cardinals fans watching games on Bally Sports Midwest now have the option to hear the team’s Spanish-language radio broadcasts via their TV. Viewers can tune to the Secondary Audio Program (SAP) on Bally Sports Midwest to hear Polo Ascencio (play-by-play) and Bengie Molina (analyst) call the action.
The SAP option will be available beginning tonight with the start of a new homestand vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals produce Spanish-language radio broadcasts for all home games.
“We’re pleased to work with the Cardinals to bring Spanish-language broadcasts to TV and welcome fans to the telecasts in a new way,” said Bally Sports Midwest General Manager and Senior Vice President Jack Donovan.
“We’re excited to offer the Cardenales Spanish broadcast as an option on SAP,” said Cardinals Spanish Broadcast Coordinator Celina Allen. “It’s another great tool for making our Cardinals organization more inclusive, specifically for our Hispanic viewers and our Latino players’ families who want to hear Cardinals games broadcast in their own language.”
Ascencio and Molina have been calling Cardinals games in Spanish since 2016, and new in 2023, the Cardinals have started a seven-station Spanish Language Radio Network.
Ascencio has been proactive in reaching out to the community since joining the organization. In 2022, along with Cardinals Care, Ascencio began a ticket program for kids called Los Pajaritos de Polo, in which he hosts kids groups at a game.
Molina is in his eighth season of Cardinals broadcasts in Spanish after a 13-season Major League career. He won a World Championship with the Angels in 2002 and Gold Glove awards in 2002 and 2003. Molina is the older brother of former Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and two-time World Champion catcher Jose Molina.
On the primary audio feed on Bally Sports Midwest, Chip Caray calls the action alongside Brad Thompson and Jim Edmonds.